The daughter of an Iranian father and Egyptian mother, India Mahdavi grew up in the USA, Germany and France.
After getting her architecture degree from the Beaux-Art de Paris art school, she set off for New York where she continued to study industrial design (at the Cooper Union), graphics (at the School of Visual Art) and furniture (at the Parsons School of Design).
Upon her return to France, India joined Christian Liaigre’s studio and eventually became its artistic director.
Encouraged by Joseph Ettedgui, founder of the Joseph brand, she started working as a freelancer, opening her creative studio on Paris’ Rue Las Cases in the year 2000.
She is a unique character with a global reputation, and India has never stopped developing her work as an interior designer (at locations such as the Café Germain and Hotel Thoumieux) in addition to her furniture range.
As an inheritor of both European and Eastern cultures, she has also been the artistic director for numerous cultural projects which reflect her own work.