Domus, an international SIP (Special Interest Publication) on architecture, interiors, art and design launched its Indian edition with Spenta Multimedia on 12 November 2011.
The launch took place on the lawns of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya in Mumbai and the key-note address was delivered by Kazuyo Sejima and Sanaa; receipients of the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Joseph Grima, editor-in-chief, Domus, launched the local edition of the magazine in India. The global edition of Domus is bilingual (in Italian and English), and this would be the first edition of Domus in English language.
Radhika Desai would be the managing editor for Domus India.
On the eve of the launch, Maneck Davar, publisher, Domus India, proprietor, Spenta Multimedia, said, "Domus India is a niche magazine catering to architects, students of architecture and anyone who's interested in design. What makes it unique is its drive to bring the world to the world. It'll have no puff pieces on pretty homes of celebrities and socialites. The magazine has been in existence for 82 years now and it has a reputation of being thought provoking."
Davar added that reaching out to readers won't be an issue because there's a strong body of students of architecture and design in India. The magazine's monthly edition is priced at Rs 150.
The magazine will follow the regular subscription model and will be available on news-stands across metros and tier1 and tier 2 cities.
In the initial phase, the magazine will be sent out to company's database of architects, designers, and art professionals in the country, so that the target readers get an easy access to its content.