AD (Architectural Digest), an interior design magazine published by Condé Nast, is set to launch in India in March 2012. The magazine, founded in 1920, is aimed at an affluent and style-conscious readership. Architectural Digest India will present the very best of international and Indian architecture and design.
Condé Nast also announced its association with the first edition of India Design Forum. Alex Kuruvilla, managing director, Conde Nast India said, "AD is the world’s leading design magazine, while IDF will bring to India some of the world’s best architects, and designers. As a unit, AD and IDF aim to play an important role in India’s growing reputation in the world of design."
As a run up to the launch announcement, Condé Nast India hosted an evening to celebrate the upcoming launch at Gallery Maskara in Mumbai. The evening unveiled a photographic exhibition of classic and contemporary spaces, displaying works of two well known photographers, Antonio Martinelli from Italy and Manolo Yllera from Spain. The images were appreciated by celebrities and socialites such as Suzanne Roshan, Nandita Das, Hafeez Contractor, Mustafa and Rukhsana Eisa, Bijoy Jain, Laila Rajpal and Farhan Furniturewalla, Hosi and Elsie Nanji, Jamini Ahluwalia, Divya Thakur, Laila and Ricky Lamba, Brinda Somaya, Shahid Dattawala, Yamini Namjoshi, Rajshree Pathy and Aishwarya Pathy amongst others.
Both, Martinelli’s and Yllera’s work on contemporary Indian homes and palaces will be featured in the first issue of AD India. AD India is the ninth edition of the magazine and Manju Sara Rajan is the editor of the magazine.
Condé Nast, currently operates in 24 countries, publishing 126 magazines, and with 98 websites from Condé Nast Digital. Recent print launches include GQ in Brazil, Wired in the UK and Italy, Vogue in Turkey, and Conde Nast Traveller in India. Condé Nast India is a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Condé Nast International