Interior designer India Mahdavi has devoted fans among the trendy jetset crowd; her projects have included the Thoumieux restaurants in Paris, the CONDESA df hotel in Mexico City, The Connaught's Coburg Bar in London, the Hotel on Rivington in New York, the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel in Monaco, and the Dragon-i club in Hong Kong. One of our favorites is the cool Café Germain in Paris—a perfect expression of her colorful and imaginative style. Inside is a massive yellow sculpture by artist Xavier Veilhan- a statue of a woman which breaks through the ceiling and spans all three floors; the head, the torso, and the feet on different levels.
Design devotees traveling to Paris will want to make a beeline to Mahdavi’s new boutique, opened just a few steps from her showroom at 19 rue Las Cases in the 7th arrondissement. Mahdavi describes it as “a mini bazaar but oriental in style.” Inside you’ll find jewelery, vases, lamps, rugs, and objets d’art that Mahdavi found in the famous Paris flea markets. The shop is open Tuesday- Saturday, from 1 pm to 7 pm. For more information, visit www.india-mahdavi.com