Conde Nast India launches Architectural Digest

13 Mar,2012

Deepika Padukone with Alex Kuruvilla (MD Conde Nast India) & Manju Sara Rajan, Editor of Architectural Digest India

By A Correspondent


Publishing group Conde Nast India launched their fourth magazine title, the Indian edition of AD Architectural Digest, following the success of premium luxury magazines Vogue, GQ and Conde Nast Traveller. Architectural Digest in India will position itself as the most trusted authority on design, architecture and living.


AD India is the ninth edition of the magazine, after the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Mexico, Russia, Spain and China. It is targeted towards the affluent Indian population in the age group of 25 to 50 years who aspire for fashionable living spaces. The magazine aims to capture the attention of new home owners and renovators, architects and designers as well as design enthusiasts.


Speaking on the launch of Architectural Digest in India, Alex Kuruvilla, Managing Director of Conde Nast India said: “Having established leadership in the luxury lifestyle magazine space with Vogue, GQ and Conde Nast Traveller, we are happy to extend our portfolio and bring Architectural Digest in India, recognized as the world’s design bible – the most trusted authority on design, architecture and living to Indian homes.”


The bi-monthly magazine will be priced at Rs150. AD’s editorial content is broadly divided into four key parts, including AD Discover with a focus on news, trends and lifestyle; AD Perspective bringing to light the people who matter; AD Spaces featuring the most beautiful homes and the AD Inside section sharing advice and tips on the must-have products. Key target markets for the magazine include metros like Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore.


Manju Sara Rajan, editor of Architectural Digest India shared: “The editorial content of this bi-monthly magazine will contain photo spreads of the best homes in the world, feature stories on the latest trends and people in design plus advice on practical solutions for home improvement. AD will become an essential resource for refined home-owners planning luxurious spaces.”


“By showcasing the best of contemporary Indian design and key international trends, AD will help readers visualise, plan, adapt and innovate homes to reflect the personalities of the people who live in them,” she added.


The launch event of AD was held in Delhi on March 9 at the Aman in association with India Design Forum (IDF) and supported by Absolut elyx and Maserati.



Architectural Digest, an interior design magazine published by Conde Nast was founded in 1920. The magazine is aimed at an affluent and style-conscious readership. AD is positioned as the most trusted authority on design, architecture and living. The Indian edition of AD Architectural Digest will present the very best of international and Indian architecture and design.


Conde Nast, a division of Advance Publications, sets the benchmark for magazine publishing excellence. Conde Nast currently operates in 24 countries, publishing 126 magazines, and with 98 innovative websites from Conde Nast Digital.  Recent print launches include GQ inBrazil, Wired in the UK and Italy, Vogue in Turkey, and Conde Nast Traveller in India . Conde Nast India is a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Conde Nast International.


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