Bollywood Star, Deepika Padukone, Launches AD Architectural Digest in Delhi

Bollywood Star, Deepika Padukone, Launches AD Architectural Digest in Delhi

Ranjit Rodricks
Condé Nast India launches AD Architectural Digest with Deepika Padukone
Condé Nast India launches AD Architectural Digest with Deepika Padukone

Following the success of Vogue, GQ and Condé Nast Traveller, publishing group Condé Nast India launched their 4th magazine title, the Indian edition of AD Architectural Digest at the Aman in New Delhi on 9th March 2012. AD showcases the very best of international and Indian architecture and design, inspiring readers and design enthusiasts to create the homes they’ve always dreamed of.

AD Singh
AD Singh
Kabir Bedi
Kabir Bedi

Prominent design personalities, architects and socialites attended the launch celebrations including Deepika Padukone, Suzanne Roshan, Tarun Tahiliani, Rajshree Pathy, Manish Arora, Suneet Varma, JJ Valaya, Ritu Kumar, Raghavendra Rathore, Kalyani Chawla, Tikka Shatrujit Singh, Jitish Kallat, Rajeev Sethi, Navin Ansal, Sandeep Khosla, Bharat Sikka, Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Narain Karthikeyan, AD Singh, Kabir Bedi, Simone Singh, Aditi Govitrikar among others.

Deepika Padukone with the Condé Nast India team
Deepika Padukone with the Condé Nast India team

The elegant Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone, who graces the cover of the inaugural March issue of AD unveiled the launch issue along with Alex Kuruvilla, MD, Condé Nast India and Manju Sara Rajan, Editor, Architectural Digest India.

Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun Tahiliani
Narain Karthikeyan with his wife
Narain Karthikeyan with his wife

The launch of AD saw the lawns of The Aman transform into a large living area with a blend of traditional and contemporary designs by famous Art Director, Sumant Jayakrishnan whilst Delhi-based design duo Thukral and Tagra conceptualized an awe-inspiring art installation that set the tone for the evening.

Yashodhara Raje Scindia
Yashodhara Raje Scindia

Thukral and Tagra concocted a wall of boxes with each box being “just another brick in the wall.” The boxes fitted together to create a mural inspired by the sprawling houses that signify the heart of contemporary India.