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Curves, from languorous to hairpin, define the creative world of India Mahdavi. Based in Paris, the Iranian-born designer takes wood, ceramic, metal, and lacquer and combines them into playful, captivating interiors. Mahdavi’s latest public spaces include the Café Français brasserie in Paris (podlike seating in red and blue; acres of bronze-tone mirror) and Le Cloître hotel in Arles (baroque mosaic floors; off-kilter palettes of peacock-blue, moss-green, and saffron). Pop Art liveliness infuses her lighting and furniture designs, among them her signature Bishop stool/low table, which resembles a chess piece writ large. These and other delectables can be found at her Paris showroom, while her thoughts on living well are laid out in her recent book, Home Chic (Flammarion). india-mahdaviom
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