Architect and designer, India Mahdavi is based in Paris.
Mahdavi graduated in architecture (DPLG - Paris), industrial design (Copper Union, NYC), graphic design (School of Visual Arts, NYC) and furniture design (Parson’s NYC). Mahdavi was born in Tehran to an Egyptian mother and an Iranian father. She shared her childhood between Cambridge (Massachusetts), Heidelberg (Germany), Vence and Paris. Her studio, created in 1999, is known for the diversity of its international projects which explore the fields of architecture, interior design, scenography, furniture and object design.
Her expanding success lead to Mahdavi working in contribution with Maja Hoffmann. Mahdavi’s holistic design sense is embodied in her use of colour, inspired by art and her environment, specifically, abstract prints and figurative motifs with pop accents reminicent of Las Cases, and her use of polychrome is influenced by cinema from her childhood. She made her professional debut with Christian Liaigre, of which she became the artistic director from 1990 to 1997. In 1999, she opened her own studio of creation, rue Las Cases in Paris. In 2003, she launched her first collection of furniture and inaugurated her showroom, 3 rue Las Cases. In 2012, she opened her “Petits Objets” shop, 19 rue Las Cases, a place to promote a palette of traditional craftsmanship and ancestral techniques as well as a “signature” colour chart.