Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Client: Indigo Consulting
Team: Shilpa Ranade, Quaid Doongerwala, Hemal Shah
Project Completed: 2009
In characteristic Mumbai fashion, this office for a software solutions company asked for maximized use of a tight two tiered working space with exceptionally low and uniquely ribbed ceilings.
The design idea evolved out of the exploration of one material - laminate, and its depth-less, paste-on, veneer-like "superficial" qualities. Against a neutral base of particle board, two types of patterned laminate are used to create a visual aesthetic of fragmented planes that pull down the lines of the ceiling and slice the box-like space into dynamic slivers.
The reception area is a cocooned and rather glamorous space where the metal ribs of the existing ceiling become the framework for a lighting experience.