NFRLDA was established as a design studio in 1998 in New Delhi, India
Over the years the studio has successfully completed a number of projects for the retail, hospitality, commercial and residential sectors. At present our work is spread over the greater Indian Sub Continent and the Middle East.
Over the years the practice has developed a design philosophy as distinct from a particular house style, as a result of which the projects articulate through their form and image, material and detail, that which is unique and specific to their function and location. Working predominantly in an idiom that situates itself within current cultural production, projects by RLDA are aligned with that mode of design inquiry that explores the materiality of "things" and how they are perceived sense perceptively.
The means and methods of representation inform a process of inquiry. Critical reflection and a constant review process ensure that the designs reach a level of maturity prior to entering a fabrication / constructional process. The designs draw on the wisdom and richness of local craft and tradition while simultaneously being aligned with trans-cultural continuity and digital fabrication techniques.
A diverse and committed team ensures that each project is the result of a multidisciplinary approach. Critically examining and questioning the variables that have a direct impact on the quality of the designs and the environments they shape, has become a hallmark of the practice.