India Mahdavi (b. 1962) is a French architect widely celebrated for her use of colour, form and texture. Combining these foundational elements of design, she has created immersive environments in restaurants, hotels, retail interiors, art galleries and private homes around the globe.
Born in Tehran to an Egyptian mother and Iranian father, Mahdavi spent her youth in the United States, Germany, France and Iran. Her Paris studio is only 400 metres from the Musée d’Orsay, which, fortuitously, houses the largest single collection of Pierre Bonnard’s paintings in the world.
For this exhibition, Mahdavi has encountered Bonnard’s work anew, creating spaces for Bonnard’s art, with furniture, lighting and wallpapers based on elements of her favourite paintings that express the deep affinity between artist and designer.
I have created an impression of his world, through my own eyes”