PER­FECT Har­mony

Tech­nol­ogy and high de­sign come to­gether seam­lessly in Pallavi Dean’s Dubai home

Architectural Digest (UAE) - - Signature -

At home with Pallavi Dean, it is clear that the Dubai-based in­te­rior de­signer and co-founder of Roar has in­cor­po­rated her de­sign aes­thetic into ev­ery as­pect of her life.

Sleek and stylish, Dean’s home has a sim­ple white back­drop, with state­ment fur­ni­ture adding splashes of colour. “A good de­sign al­ways fol­lows some ba­sic prin­ci­ples: you’ve got to think of sym­me­try, of light and of space plan­ning,” Dean ex­plains. “So my style is very much re­flec­tive of that. I’ve got to get the or­der and sym­me­try bal­ance of the space per­fect, and then add lay­ers.” But when peo­ple think de­sign, they imag­ine beau­ti­ful fur­ni­ture and ob­jects com­ple­mented by im­pec­ca­ble ma­te­ri­als and fin­ishes. Very few think of tech­nol­ogy. “It is im­por­tant to con­sider those ev­ery­day ap­pli­ances that we in­ter­act with reg­u­larly, which are of­ten a fo­cal point in a room,” she says. In her home, Dean show­cases four dis­tinct LG SIG­NA­TURE ap­pli­ances that have added both vis­ual ap­peal and seam­less func­tion­al­ity. Part of the brand’s ‘Art of Essence’ ethos, they com­bine ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy with a beau­ti­fully de­signed ex­te­rior. “We live in a very tech-savvy era,” adds Dean. “Hav­ing prod­ucts that re­spond to our de­sign schemes is so im­por­tant and that is where the LG SIG­NA­TURE prod­ucts step in,” she says. “They have in­fused the pieces with strik­ing de­sign. It's a mar­riage of aes­thet­ics and tech­nol­ogy.”

In the liv­ing room, what at first glance ap­pears to be a vivid por­trait is in fact the wafer-thin LG SIG­NA­TURE OLED TV. In keep­ing with the min­i­mal­ist ap­proach to de­sign, it takes on a rad­i­cally dif­fer­ent aes­thetic from tra­di­tional TVs. Less than 4mm thick, it is com­pa­ra­ble to wall­pa­per.

The LG SIG­NA­TURE Re­frig­er­a­tor adds a sleek el­e­ment to the chic-yet-un­der­stated kitchen. With the brand’s In­sta View™ Door-in-Door™, two quick knocks on a glass panel il­lu­mi­nates the fridge with­out the need to open it. There's also a handy foot sen­sor to open the door. Else­where, we see an LG SIG­NA­TURE Wash­ing Ma­chine, which gets clothes cleaner in less time by wash­ing two sep­a­rate loads si­mul­ta­ne­ously. As a pedestal-type washer, the ap­pli­ance also gives spe­cial care to del­i­cate laun­dry. In Dean's book-lined of­fice, the LG SIG­NA­TURE Air Pu­ri­fier, in­cludes a rain-view win­dow to add vis­ual ap­peal to the process, el­e­vat­ing the look and feel of the room. “We do not want tech­nol­ogy for tech­nol­ogy’s sake,” says Dean. “We want tech­nol­ogy that re­sponds to us, that is in­tu­itive, that al­most an­tic­i­pates our needs and gives us what we want, when we want it.”

“WE WANT TECH­NOL­OGY THAT IS IN­TU­ITIVE, THAT AL­MOST AN­TIC­I­PATES OUR NEEDS”

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