The minimal aesthetic of this office with its clean surfaces and recessed lighting has over the years become popular and common-place. It is however one of the very early projects of this genre in the country.
The multi-purpose office-studio for a firm supplying embroidery and leatherwork to European haute couture designers is housed in one bay of an industrial estate.
The varied work-spaces are defined by low-height storage partitions to maintain oneness of the tall space. The space is predominantly white, offset with colours that are applied as floating planes to exaggerate the sense of layering of the actual planes. While the essential palette is derived from earthy Indian references the choice of specific colours is based on an understanding of their qualities of depth and shallowness. Coloured glass chips embedded in the white terrazzo of the floor ricochet these planes.