Indo-French Collection

NID Ahmedabad
2000

ClientNational Institute Design - Mill Owners' Building

LocationAhmedabad, India

Date1998 - 2000

ScopeDesign

Project leaderAbha Saksena, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Amitabh Bendre, Dipali Rihani, Milind Risaldar, Rebecca Reubens

PartnersAlliance Française Ahmedabad - AFAA - Ambassade de France, New Delhi

CollaboratorProf. M.P. Ranjan, Olivier Debray

The lndo-French Collection is the outcome of a furniture design workshop established by Adrien Gardère with senior students at the National Institute of Design NID in Ahmedabad, between 1998 and 2000.

This design project arose out of the needs and activities of the Alliance Française of Ahmedabad in the perspective of its installation in the Mill Owners’ Association Building built in 1954 by Le Corbusier.

The Collection has emerged as a result of the encounter and confrontation between Indian and French contemporary furniture design, both using, as well as referring to traditional know-how, materials, and techniques of the Indian crafts.

Le Corbusier’s Mill Owners’ Association Building as well as the Modernist Movement theoretical approach to design and architecture, have been an immense source of inspiration for the students' research and work under the guidance of Adrien Gardère.

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StudioAdrienGardere_Design_Indo_French_2000

ClientNational Institute Design - Mill Owners' Building

LocationAhmedabad, India

Date1998 - 2000

ScopeDesign

Project leaderAbha Saksena, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Amitabh Bendre, Dipali Rihani, Milind Risaldar, Rebecca Reubens

PartnersAlliance Française Ahmedabad - AFAA - Ambassade de France, New Delhi

CollaboratorProf. M.P. Ranjan, Olivier Debray