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Talking Design with Krsna Mehta

Krsna Mehta is known the world over for his aesthetic taste in textiles and art, and has his hands in many pies – art, furniture, styling and surfaces. India, its madness, and colours led to India Circus, and translated his vision into home décor and lifestyle products. All products are inspired by India, but with a twist.

Where do you find your inspiration?

With an all-Indian palette, I draw my inspiration from Mughal and Persian royalty, road-side chaiwalas and famous motifs from India. I like to offer a diverse and distinct array of moods and tones, which I feel represents India. I seek to curate the essence of life in India, and transcribe this loud and colorful experience into a contemporary and sophisticated style.

What do you consider to be the most iconic design piece of the past century?

Its perhaps the most widely recognized example of Danish design on the world stage – The Sydney Opera house which also became the crowning achievement of Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s career when it was awarded World Heritage status in 2007.

If you could choose any painting to hang on your living room wall, which would it be?

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt

What’s your favourite room to decorate?

Living room, it’s the first place everyone visits and needs the most work.

Your favourite colour?


A material that you love exploring?

Organic jute

We all love the movies. Do you particularly love the interiors in any movie?

This is a very hard decision, there are so many amazing movies! I really want to say Downton Abbey but it’s a TV show. In movies, recently I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel, it’s very aesthetically done.

London, Rome or Chicago?


Marilyn, Audrey or Jackie?


An online store you spend hours at?

A décor store you must visit often?

If you were a fly, which designer’s wall would you perch on?

Geoffrey Bawa

What’s the favourite space that you’ve designed?

Swiss Hotel in Goa

What’s the easiest way to update a room?

Add some new products like cushions, rugs and wall art which aren’t Pantone colours. Besides, bring in some light into your room, lamps always make a huge difference.

The biggest design faux pas a designer can make?

Using foreign script without knowing what it means.

What’s the next renovation planned at your home?

Bathroom, I need a bath tub!