Client Brief and Expectations: Create an understated luxury life style boutique interior which can take care of office’s operational requirements and allows attending to high profile clients in a more personalized private space.
Challenges: Create Modern interior requirements in a 100-year-old structure, with controlled use of natural light which was specific to the product sold by the client.
Concept and Design Approach:
Solution – Client houses jewellery products which are unique and have their unique lighting requirements. While the production team requires to view the raw product in natural light, once the final product is ready, it needed to be viewed under artificial light, like a showroom. So, looking at the requirements, Alcove simplified the nature of the problem and came up with a planning that wrapped all the production rooms near the naturally lit windows and a separate boutique with appropriately designed artificial lights was kept away from the natural light.
With this planning measures and due to the nature of the Architecture of the space, the reception area lost any scope of receiving direct natural light. Hence, Alcove introduced a beautifully lit stretched fabric ceiling element which gave a subtle constant glow and a feeling of natural skylight into the reception space.
A 100-year-old structure came with variety of issues like extremely undulated floor, which had to be levelled but since the structure could not take any heavy weight, the entire office got designed on a raised flooring, which ensured that there was even distribution of weight, and yet gave an even floor by using light material. Overall window detailing was left undisturbed allowing for the beauty of the façade to be enjoyed by the rest of the city dwellers passing by from this magnificent structure.
Wood, Grey, Glass and a lot of White reflective surfaces worked in coherence and contributed to the overall Luxury Boutique feel of the Interiors.
Category :Interiors – Commercial
Size : 2,500 sqft
Year : 2019
Location : Mumbai, India
Industry : Luxury Lifestyle