The second edition of AD Design Show, magazine Architectural Digest‘s annual luxury art and design event, will take place over three days from Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20.

The exhibition will have furniture by designers and firms such as Sarita Handa, Alsorg, Gauri Khan Designs and Ravish Vohra Home; carpets by The Carpet Cellar and Cocoon Fine Rugs and art repped by Chemould Prescott Road, Akara Art and Apparao Galleries. Special features include Power to the Karigar, a section that puts the spotlight on designers and organisations that work with artisans. This showcase includes Rehwa, a foundation that promotes handloom from Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh; Mumbai based embroiderer Maximiliano Modesti; Frozen Music, a Jaipur-based design studio that creates contemporary heirlooms from tabletops to swimming pools; and Curators of Clay, a pottery studio on the outskirts of Pune that has supplied tableware to restaurants such as Masque in Mumbai.

The pièce de résistance takes you back to 17th century Europe.  Le Cabinet de Curiosités, French for cabinet of curiosity, is a collection of objects assembled by French embroiderer and co-founder of the embroidery studio Vastrakala, Jean-François Lesage. Spread across three rooms, the exhibit has been designed by Chennai-based German architect Neils Schoenfelder. An insight into Lesage’s aesthetics, the exhibit has south Indian paintings, artefacts, antiques and works by contemporary designers such as Hervé Van der Straeten and Pierre Yovanovitch. See here for more on the exhibit.

The Power Talks section will feature fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who will discuss branching out into jewellery and tableware design; Pinakin Patel on modern Indian design; jeweller Viren Bhagat and architect Bijoy Jain on the former’s work and Brazillian ambassador André Lago on the private residences in Lutyens Delhi. For more details and the schedule, see here.

When: Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20.
Where: Dome at NSCI, Lala Lajpatrai Marg, Lotus Colony, Worli.