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DESIGN MATRIX • May - June 2016

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EDITOR’S PICK

The Look of Sustainable Opulence

Robert Kolenik is one of the representatives of the new generation of Dutch designers who are renowned worldwide for their down to earth mentality, excellence and innovative approach to design. After earning a degree in marketing, Robert decided to join his father’s building company, a specialist in renovation. The insight this provided him to build processes and techniques as well as in planning – an essential requirement in these early years of his career – proved to be invaluable in his maturing work as a designer. This specific knowledge adds a unique level of professionalism to his work and is consequently much valued by his clients.

ummer is at its peak. The heat is unbearable, the mercury goes soaring. Be chilled and stay hydrated with some refreshing fresh fruit juices and drink lots of water. Our summer edition is filled with fun and romance. Our celebrity designers – Ar. Neilesh and Bhavya Kenkare share their inspiring journey with our readers and I really loved their frank and friendly nature, during our conversation for this cover story. Their projects are not only vibrant but also different in style and the Design Matrix team wishes that this pleasing couple, reach great heights. Enjoy reading Cover story! Some interesting hospitality spaces in this edition, especially that comes from the Netherlands will take your breath away. We also bring to you some interesting products from Milan Design Week and one will be tempted to glare at them again and again. Our home is where our heart is! And the residential spaces by Ar. Santosh Thole, Ar. Vikram Sharma, Ar. Ashish Pancholi, Ar. Heena Handa, designer Sachin Parab and Traansformation Design Studio are not just homes, created with brick or mortar; it is something that has a heart and full of life. I loved the Gym area of Adwait, designed by Ar. Thole; and a grove under a mango tree to dance, meditate and do some yoga at a home, designed by Ar. Handa. I was deeply impressed by the office space of designers Hardesh and Monica Chawla that is not only colourful but also rich in its décor.This edition also showcases projects from Ahmedabad, Anand and Rajkot that boasts of designs that are filled with beauty and quality. Fun filled spaces,fitness zones and Spa’s will rejuvenate you and keep you healthy. Be calm and stay happy till we come out with next edition, with more inspiring ideas. Cheers

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ARTY-TECHTURE

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Ar. Santosh Thole, add a tweak to the diverse spaces of Adwait. Essentia Environments office, Gurgaon, embodies a mixed flavour of exquisite indigenous interiors with a dab of contemporary sophistication.

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The quartet design team of Ace Associates is known for offering design solutions ranging from commercial, hospitality, institutional and residential spaces, meeting the client expectations.

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Vikram and Deepika Sharma of Aadharshila Design Solutions, Gurgaon adds a personal style and freedom of expression to their projects. Rahul Mistri’s forte lies in creating contemporary-styled interiors and experimenting with space.

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Design Matrix, converse with Architects Neilesh and Bhavya Kenkare about the evolution of their practice; their creative personalities and all that surrounds their wonderful world of design.

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Each and every Kolenik design is unique from the made to measure furniture to the most minute, beautiful details and innovative solutions.

Bhavin Mistry Designs; shapes an aesthetically pleasing apartment at Ahmedabad. Athulyam; a home with the rustic and earthy look is crafted with vivid materials and different colour schemes by Bhavin Komal Design Dairies, Rajkot.

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Sachin Parab with a crew of qualified designers and project managers, harbour beauty through the art of design with a mission to create unique, elegant interiors. Ashish and Shruti Biyani believe that learning is a continuous process that improves every moment for the best services offered to the clients. Murdeshwar residence, a heavenly home designed by Hiralal Vishwakarma and Manjusha Shresth is simple yet modern with a minimalistic approach.

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DESIGN CORNER

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With a dedicated team of professionals, Heena Handa, Designboard offers extensive services in the stream of Architecture, Interiors, Styling and Landscaping. D”Stroke Interiors firmly believes that planning and designing of any project is executed in accordance to availability of space, natural ambience, storage requirements with an uncompromising attitude towards quality. Ar. Ashish Pancholi treats all his clients as unique individuals and so are his projects...

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Cover story

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Perfect

Chemistry Neilesh Kenkare and his soul mate Bhavya firmly believes that “Architecture is nothing but a lot of hard work, passion, conviction and a feeling of creation that cannot be replaced with anything on this Earth.” Words: Marilyn Madathil Photo credits: Studio 90, Mumbai (profile); The Architects & Subhash Patil (Projects)

I

n 1996, Arch- Aid was formed

he stopped at Sir JJ College of

by

and

Architecture with a dream to be

Bhavya, with a niche to create

an Architect. That day, he took

projects ranging from residential,

an extra form, as he did not have

institutional, hospitality, commercial,

change. Soon, we appeared for

celebrity homes and even spiritual

the entrance exams. I hardly knew

places. Design Matrix, converse with

anything about Architecture yet I

this charming duo and they discuss

passed this exam with flying colours

the evolution of their practice; their

and got selected for the selection

creative personalities and all that

interview. To my delight, I was one

surrounds their wonderful world of

among the top 40 students. My

design.

family strictly objected my decision

Architects

Neilesh

and respecting their vision, I went

DM: Why did you end up being an architect?

for the medical entrance exams

NK: I never thought I will be an

with a difference of two marks. I

Architect though I was good at

convinced my parents and in the

drawing and have represented my

next academic year, I again appeared

school in various national level

for Architecture and this time, I

competitions. My parents wanted

was among the top 20 candidates.

me to be a Doctor and my journey

Architecture was my destiny and

towards architecture began, when

today, I can’t think of anything

I was strolling with a friend and

better than this profession.

but I missed my medical seat just

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BK: I have a different story to share.

All our designs are versatile and we keep on experimenting with different ideas and styles. We derive a lot of inspiration from nature, travel and whatever we do.

like it as liking is relative, but one thing

maintain a fine balance of aesthetics,

whatever we do. We add a lot of

till the execution of the vision and

science, technology and emotion.

fervour in our designs and the

complete finishing along with the

It happened that after finishing my schooling, I visited Sir JJ College of Architecture and after glancing through the syllabus; I realized this field would do complete justice to my creative yearnings, reasoning and articulate my mind. I was excited and at that moment, I took an instant decision that this is what my career goal is! Architecture for me is the highest form of art, whereby we

is for sure that you cannot ignore our work, as it is powerful, dynamic and done with a lot of conviction.

DM: Share your design philosophy of creating thoughtful designs… BK: The best part is that we enjoy our work, right from the conceptual stage to deciding on the materials that

complement

the

interiors,

bonding that we share binds us with

budget control. We are blessed to

DM: What is your goal when it comes to your work?

this profession. Our philosophy is to

be working with the same clientele

“Love what you do and do what you

since 15-16 years and what makes us

BK: Our goal is to grow better

love!”

happy is the fact that our clients are contented with our design, thereby

with each project; ultimately client satisfaction is of prime importance.

NK: We have never looked at the

attracting more recommendation of

We,

the

architecture, as our livelihood. We

new clients, who we love to interact

complete process of generation in

enjoy being on the site and discuss

with.

various stages with the involvement

our projects, at any point in time. I

Creating a design is like creating

to the fullest, giving the clients

personally believe that goals keep

a lifestyle. Sometimes the clients

complete value for their money and

on changing at every stage of our

don’t have a clear picture of what

this we gain their trust. Our clients

life. Our designs make individualistic

they are looking for? Especially in a

turn into our friends.

statements, we don’t believe in doing

country like ours, the awareness level

something that is underplayed. Like

in the interiors is simply growing with

as

architects

witness

All our designs are versatile and we keep

it or may

not

more market choices. Earlier, this

experimenting

was not the case and designers went

with different ideas

out of their way to explain to the

and

clients what is going to be right and

on

styles.

We

derive a lot of

what is going to work for them. You

inspiration

have to understand the psychology

from nature,

of your client and that you are not

travel

and

simply at your drawing board. We have even met individuals, who appear

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to be a simpleton but have a stunning

industry is facing right now. Clients

choice but it is a fantastic character

look for something out of the box,

building exercise and we are indeed

even if they are ready to pay, the

thrilled to create a lifestyle for our

designer should make them aware

clients.

of what is available in the market and always educate them. Another

NK: We don’t have a fixed language

challenge is Vaastu. We have met

or a signature style. If we have done

individuals, who have certain fears

four-night clubs, which are at 1 km

inbuilt in their minds or are fickle

radius, one will be flabbergasted with

minded about this.

We believe in handling our projects personally. We add a personal touch to our work. “Love what you do and do what you love!”

the fact that all have different moods and themes. Sometimes we come

BK: Nowadays, the client demand a

NK: We believe in handling our

across clients who are stubborn with

lot of imported stuff, but most of the

projects

their own ideas, but we as designers,

time, service back up is a challenge.

personal touch to our work. We have

take it up as a challenge.

The latest challenge is “Let’s go to

a team of young assistants. Ours is

China,” No doubt, it is a big market,

a practice-oriented profession and

but it eliminates customization and

youngsters

quality standards.

ready to experiment.

DM: We would like to know about your team…

BK:

DM: What according to you is a challenge?

personally.

are

We

add

enthusiastic

a

and

NK: Client, budget, tight timelines, and sometimes unlimited budget, all these are the biggest challenges the

All

architectural

companies

have their own design strategies, parameters or design values. As rightly said by Neilesh, we get personally involved in every project, no matter how big or small the project may sound. We are not just one mind or soul, we are two in one.

DM: Who inspires you? BK: In my early days, I was quite impressed by the works of great designers like Philippe Starck, Tadao Ando or legends like Ar. Charles Correa and Ar. BV Doshi. Sometimes, people you meet inspire you. When we travel, different cultures motivate you. The biggest inspiration is the vibe that you get while designing a space. NK: Quality inspires me more than people. I look for various qualities and things. It is important for every designer to grow. The design is an emotion, which is sensory. It is not something technical is what I would like to add.

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act and I am like a trapeze artist. I

minded focus, and this will surely

work on my computer, mobile, office,

help one to grow.

Work Motto

home and wherever I get my space. I Our work is out biggest ‘high’.

can work from anywhere and some

DM: Neilesh we are curious to know, where you meet Bhavya.

of my best designs have happened in

NK: Ours is a filmy love story, a

toes, increasing our passion

the middle of the night. One should

beautiful college romance, which

towards life and creation. While

have a dedicated passion and single-

blossomed into a destined marriage

designing, every experience

am lucky to have a supportive family and a good clientele to work with. I

It is not just our profession but also keeps us on our

adds meaning to our life. Every new day is a fantastic one because creation is our focus. This keeps us totally positive, fully motivated, and caring for more and more to come. Our clientele ranges from politicians, people related to glamour industry, and the cooperate the world, along with wonderful families who we now count as precious friends. The most humble end users are equally important for us because I believe, design is on just about ‘ME’, it’s about ‘US’. Design in seclusion can be an ego trip, but a waste of once vision, talent, and capabilities. We love reaching out to the mass/clients since this is most important for our own growth and well-being. So we say kudos to team Arch-Aid, and all the wonderful people we interact with in our work sphere, and a big thank you to all our clients and wellwishers who have provided us with opportunities, time and again to prove our mettle. We also thank all the media and publications, who have added more dignity and been instrumental, in featuring our work, and showcasing it to the world.

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always wanted to make our dreams

take responsibility, work hard with

come true. We are each other’s

dedication. Time management and

strength, when I am stuck, he will

the right attitude is what will aid them

cover up and Saumya completes

to sow the seeds of success.

me and I consider her as a good luck charm since most of our awards and

NK: I am teaching in the field of

recognitions have come in after her

Architecture, since last 17 years.

birth and we are blessed to have her

I have never changed any design

in our life. She is the junior architect

theme, created by my students, but

of our firm in every spirit though she

I feel, all mentors must guide young

and a professional partnership. She

is just 12. She is a smart and a well-

minds and allow them to do what

was my junior and I was the General

travelled kid. She loves to read and

they like. Their conviction should

Secretary of the Students Council,

paint. Her strokes are artistic and

be something that is coming out

during those days. Someone told

magical. We have given her complete

of knowledge. A mentor should be

me there is an over smart girl in the

freedom to do whatever she likes.

the one, who puts the best efforts

first year, but with me, she was a well

She is malleable to the different

and bring out the true justification

behaved (laughs). She gave me a rose

environment

changing

behind any designs created by the

on the rose day and it was an instant

lifestyles. I hope this helps her in the

youngsters. I always make them

chemistry on both our sides. We danced

future.

understand

and

our

that

a

designer

is

answerable to the client and they

together on special occasions, college

DM: What advice you would give to young designers?

should create a space understanding

the fervour of our relationship. By the end of her first year, I proposed her.

BK: I would ask the young - gen to

with.

gatherings and somehow it increased

what the client will be comfortable

There were some hurdles on our path, as we were coming from different cultural backgrounds. For me, it was like proving my capabilities and I started working18-20 hours. By the time, she passed out, I bought a Car. It happened that her parents unknowingly visited a resort that was designed by me and they enjoyed the feel of that space. They were awe-stricken to know that I have designed it and soon, they realized that I was doing well and I am a responsible man. Eventually, all were happy, and we tied the nuptial knot. We share the same goals and unique passion of doing justice to our desired fields. Success for us is always relative. Today, we are one but still agree to disagree mutual respect and family bonding, coming as an inspiration along with memorable moments in our journey that have strengthened our bond further.

DM: Bhavya, what would you like to say about your husband and daughter Saumya? BK: We are like- minded, ambitious and may-JUNE 2016 • Design Matrix 25

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Residential

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High-Rise Apartment of Hiren Ashar, Borivali; Mumbai (1 to 8) Spaces need to work keeping the end users in mind. Their personalities, age group, professions, likes/dislikes, comforts, security and even religious sentiments have to be considered. In this cultural journey, the Arch- Aid team interact personally with the families and design a tasteful lifestyle for them. Neilesh

The Principal Architects

and

Bhavya

says,

“The

process can be a very emotional one (sometimes draining) but when we see the home done just perfectly as imagined and witness the happiness and joy in the client’s eyes, we are filled with the immense feeling of satisfaction. When we design a home: be it a villa, bungalow or apartment, we don’t just make one of brick, cement and mortar or walls ceilings and floors, with fancy materials and finishes, but we also create a ‘Lifestyle’ for the clients. With pride, we say that we have created lifelong bonds with many families. We cater

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Villa of Pramodh Patil, Lodha Golflinks, Kalyan Shilphata Road; Thane District (9 to 15)

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Commercial & Office spaces

R. R. Corporates, Dombivli; Thane District (16 to 20)

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Arch- Aid deals with office and commercial spaces ranging from an area of min 850 sq ft to even 10,000 sq ft and above. When designing offices, the company brand – what it stands for or believes in, its future goals, and even expansions have to be considered – co-operate look, a casual open interactive office space, formal office, space for a professional one or even a glamorous vibrant and spunky workspace; they all have to be brand and design specific. Every work zones and spaces are designed within specific parameters, keeping in mind

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the type of work, needs of the user and hierarchy of the stuff. “We customize the furniture accordingly or sometimes pick and choose from modular once available in the market. Public areas in the offices like canteen, toilets, recreation, lobbies etc., are design specific too. Modern offices today aim at international standard with an energetic, dynamic and contemporary vibe. The high-level executive zones like cabins, conference areas, AV rooms, meeting rooms, lobbies and private zones are done to a tasteful discrete standard. Security is also the main concern here. We have designed not just offices, but product experience centres, boutiques and shopping areas, catering to all budgets and design challenges,” explains Neilesh. Hue Designer Boutique, Hughes Road; Mumbai (21)

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Goa Portuguesa, Andheri; Mumbai (22 to 26)

Hospitality is a niche market and architects Neilesh and Bhavya has earned a good name and reputation in

designing

them.

“We

have

Hospitality

dabbled, in all sectors of hospitality, right from restaurants and restobars, nightclubs, cafes, boutique hotels and even banquets,” exclaims the duo. Hospitality is all about creating experiences. This industry caters to the masses and the end user is the prime focus. Location of the space always plays a pivotal role in the success of this space. The end users may be a co-operate crowd, families, couples, or simply a group of friends and party goers, looking for a great experience, which is out of their great routine life and homes. “The age, cuisine served, work

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timings,

lighting,

(alcohol,

tea

menu

and

ambience,

coffee item

or

bar

juices),

prices,

along

with the signature brand that we create are few of the challenges we juggle with!” exclaims Neilesh. “The

mindset

for

creating

the

specific happy environment is the outcome of a lot of research, on-site knowledge, keeping abreast, with the latest interior materials in the market, inspirations and a total team effort. We are so passionate about the whole process that we pitch for ideas to create the ‘right image’ for the place. For this, staff uniforms, crockery-cutlery, table setup, menu card design, promotions, advertising, brand building ideas, and events are touched on by us. Designing such spaces is an all-encompassing, time-consuming

and

thoroughly

interactive and satisfying process. Our creative juices get truly churning for these,” continues Bhavya.

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Shimmer Night Club, Malad; Mumbai (27 to 28)

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Nitro-Bespoke Fitness and Gym, Breach Candy; Mumbai (32 to 38)

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“We are very pleased and count

furniture like Spa massage beds along

ourselves

provide

with recreational swimming pools

special

are designed by these architects,

design

fortunate

services

interiors

like

to

towards religious

centres,

resorts, gymnasiums and wellness

keeping specific criteria in mind. Explaining

in

detail,

Bhavya

spas. We call them special because

asserts, “We also play a lot with

these spaces are ‘sensory’ and cater

colours, materials, lights and sound

to wellness and spirituality. The

to create the fantastic experience

environment that we create has to

we aim to achieve. We are proud

be such that we have to consider the

to say that we have created and

human mind, body and spirit. Hence,

worked

closely

the interior experience has to be

Bespoke

Fitness,’ which

touching one,” says Neilesh.

biggest developing wellness brand

Human senses of sight, smell, sound,

in Mumbai. Apart from that, we are

touch and taste have all to be the

working on a Buddhist meditation

right mix to create an inspiring

centre along the lines of ‘The Big

atmosphere. They do a lot of research

Buddha’ in Hongkong.”

on

user-friendly

with

‘NITRO is

the

equipment,

instruments, exercise zones, special

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International

A concept of fine dining and an intimate atmosphere : Restaurant De Werf

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THE LOOK OF SUSTAINABLE OPULENCE With a dedicated team of experienced architects, the multi-disciplinary studio Kolenik, Echo Chic Design, the Netherlands; is responsible for a wide range of projects ranging from bespoke designs for private villas and product designs through special fields of interest in the development of elegant and luxurious total concepts for the hospitality industry. Photo credits: René van Dongen Photography.

Robert Kolenik’s

T

he distinct and recognisable Kolenik

and are the hallmark of interior designer,

style appeals to a wide international

Robert Kolenik’s style. The name Eco Chic

audience. It is best described as

Design deliberately reflects the designer’s

minimalist and warm, carefully marrying functionality

and

aesthetics

to

create

passion for nature. Recently the studio earned a great

harmony and balance. Kolenik hotel and villa

reputation

working

on

several

hotels,

designs exude an inviting quality of peace

restaurants, bar and club designs all with

and tranquillity, while restaurants and other

their signature international and timeless

hospitality designs are more daring, aiming

allure. Together with his team, he tirelessly

to fascinate and excite their guests. The use

searches for original, smart and intelligent,

of materials like luxurious natural stone and

but sustainable solutions take their work to

even living nature add interest to their spaces

a higher level.

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Bistro Publique

stained glass windows was chosen as

PUBLIQUE – Bistro 2.0 is designer

the guiding principle for the design. It

Kolenik’s contemporary vision of a

forms the basis for the colour palette

tried and tested concept. In October

applied throughout the building and

2014, the Publique Restaurant opened

interior. This creates a feeling of

its doors on one of the most exciting

tranquillity and unity in the design,

squares in The Hague’s vibrant city

as well as contributing to the sense

centre. The brothers Casper and

that the concept is in keeping with

Sjoerd Smits and their cousin Maurits

the building and has been carefully

Jonkman, all experienced in the

thought through. The warm glow

restaurant stream, asked Kolenik to

of red copper also reappears in

design a stylish but accessible version

the robust open kitchen, which is

of that much-loved French classic, the

reminiscent of the French bistros

bistro.

of a bygone era, and in the elegant

The warm copper colour in the

lighting fixtures and lamps that have

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Exclusive natural materials, including wild walnut, luxurious leather and recurring copper accents tie the space together and give it a sense of harmony and tranquility.

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The copper colour in the stained glass windows was chosen as a guideline when creating a concept and a colour palette to follow in the interior.

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The warm glow of red copper is applied again in the robust open kitchen, which is reminiscent of the French bistros of a bygone era.

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Red copper wall lamps were placed above the dining table to give a sense of intimacy and add a connection to the bar area. This combined with the massive chestnut tabletop, creates a warm balance with the industrial concrete floor.

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the pieces of furniture and lighting

details

The chosen materials accentuate

elements have been custom-made

Patrick Wolf and Saskia Golen, the

the desired impression of exclusivity

specifically for this project. This is

owners of Restaurant De Werf in

and accessibility. An exciting contrast

not only to satisfy the designer’s high

the harbour of the historic town of

is created by juxtaposing the raw

standards, but also to ensure that

Veere in Zeeland, the Netherlands,

concrete of the power floated floors

there is a recognisable signature and

had tasked Kolenik Eco Chic design

with

quality running through his work.

with redesigning the interior of their

been custom-made for this project.

exclusive

natural

materials,

walnut,

and

innovative

solutions.

restaurant and boutique. Kolenik

luxurious

In just under eleven weeks,

leather and recurring copper accents.

Publique was transformed from a

was given carte blanche to fulfil their

The floor also contrasts with the

shell into precisely the contemporary

main objective: ‘to create affordable

elegance of the walnut tables’ iron

bistro the owners had in mind. It

luxury in beautiful surroundings.

supports, and with the stylish red

perfectly chimes with their vision of

copper wall lamps. The lamps’ round

the concept, offering a familiar menu

Restaurant De Werf

bulbs accentuate the contours of the

and great hospitality in a stylish,

The charming building – the former

circular tables, as well as creating the

warm environment.

offices of an old shipyard – boasts one

including

wild

intimate sphere that is so important in

Each and every Kolenik design is

of the best locations in Veere, beside

a restaurant. As is the case with many

unique from the made to measure

the picturesque harbour and with a

of Kolenik’s projects, the majority of

furniture to the most minute, beautiful

view of the town. Restaurant De Werf

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has a long culinary history stretching

The transparent new entrance

back to the nineteen sixties, and is

hall in glass and blue steel creates an

therefore a well-known and much-

intimate sphere from the moment

loved location for both local residents

you step inside the building. Upon

and its many loyal customers.

entering, you are immediately struck

The interior designer Kolenik

by the spectacular eye-catcher that

began by changing the routing and

has been tailor-made for De Werf: an

layout. The boutique and offices that

asymmetric, organically designed 2.5

had previously occupied the first floor

m-high, 350 kg sculpture of pink and

of the building have been moved to

white barnacles that appears to be

an adjacent historic building and the

floating in the air. The barnacles are

offices are now located on its ground

an allusion to both to the location

floor. This means that the restaurant

– boats once had their barnacles

now has the capacity for nearly 80

removed here at low tide – and to the

covers inside, and at least 180 covers

menu. This is international, is based on

outside: an impressive figure that

classic French cuisine with a modern

reflects the popularity of its stunning

twist, and – as befits a restaurant in

waterside location.

Zeeland – places particular emphasis

6 Fine detailing and stylish touch in the washrooms. 7 The Humble light collection in copper. 8

Petrified wood washbasin was chosen to contrast the sleekness of the powder room with the roughness in its original form.

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Bespoke pendant lights based on Kolenik Humble lamp collection illuminatingthe bar area of BistroPublique.

10 Interesting element added into the space. 11&19 A concept of fine dining and an intimate atmosphere were the leading principles when creating the layout and the setting for the dining area. 12 An eye-catching sculpture made of barnacles connecting the two floors in this sea food orientated restaurant.

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on unusual fish dishes. The shape of the sculpture is echoed in the bar and the washbasins. This gives a subtle but playful twist to the rather linear design of the old building. With the exception of the bar stools and lighting, the entire interior has been specifically designed and custom-made for De Werf. The

subtle

colour

palette,

wooden floors, comfortable leather armchairs, wall benches and blue steel used in the tables and to frame the fireplace, combine in the restaurant to create a relaxed atmosphere of understated luxury

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and refinement. The bar has been plastered

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in a shade of grey that is at once

and they exclaim, “Robert has been

minimalistic and soft. The paint used

tremendously supportive in every

for this special plastering technique

respect; particularly in terms of

contains metal particles, giving it

sticking to our budget. He kept

an exclusive air. The chosen effect

coming up with new solutions in order

has been carried through into the

to achieve this. The collaboration

adjacent boutique, which serves to

went very smoothly, and the end

recognisably link it to the restaurant.

result is even more beautiful than

The first floor is a cosy space for

what was anticipated. This project

lunching and dining, but can also

was completed in summer 2015 and

be reserved for private dining and

Kolenik

meetings. Kolenik recommended that

with

the building’s exterior be painted in a

the guests at De Werf. The outdoor

single uniform shade, including the

terrace with 180 seats in such a

window frames, thus ensuring that

stunning location is the starting point

both interior and exterior have the

for our concept, but now the exterior

same stylish appearance.

matches the interior and the whole

The owners are delighted with

team

was

enthusiastic

overwhelmed

reactions

13 The charming building –the former offices of an old shipyard –boasts one of the best locations in Veere, beside the picturesque harbour and with a view of the town. 14 An organic shaped bar with a plastered finish and an illuminated bottom which creates an illusion of an floating unit. 15 Custom designed eye-catcher based on a cluster of barnaclesis a playful allusion to this fish restaurant’s harboursidelocation.

from

thing fits together perfectly.”

16 A concept of an open kitchen with a fruitde la mer, on therocks. 17 Mobile bar set up, suitable for intimate dinners or self-service boardroom facilities. 18 Eye - catching lamps.

the result and with the collaboration

Know the designer Robert

Kolenik

representatives

is of

one the

of

the new

generation of Dutch designers who are renowned worldwide for their

This specific knowledge adds a

down to earth mentality, excellence

unique level of professionalism to

and innovative approach to design.

his work and is consequently much

After earning a degree in marketing,

valued by his clients. Robert Kolenik

Robert decided to join his father’s

is also co-founder of Plastic Soup

building company, a specialist in

Foundation Junior, a charity that

renovation. The insight this provided

educates children at a very young age

him to build processes and techniques

about the dangers of polluting our

as well as in planning – an essential

seas and oceans with plastics and its

requirement in these early years of

consequent impact on marine life.

his career – proved to be invaluable in his maturing work as a designer.

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Exterior View

Ecstasy

Redefined Wondrous compilation of art! This will be the first words that will strike your mind as you enter an airy, bright and functional bungalow – ADWAIT, also known as Kabra’s residence. Photo credits: Kishor Nikam

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Design Team Architects: Ar. Santosh Thole, Chief Architect & Ashish

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3

pieces mounted on the Eastern wall,

and Associates, Aurangabad;

symbolizes

add a tweak to the diverse

Mahesh. Ar.

Brahma,

Thole

Vishnu,

creates

a

and

drastic

Somani.

spaces of this residence with different

Civil Engineer: Burhan Syed

styles, maintaining the harmony and

difference by blending a modern taste

Interior Designers: Sachi Jain,

continuity.

with traditional Indian Wada style

Located in a colony that was

theme in this home. The family sitting

Mehta

developed in the 70’s, this home is

and dining area is marvelous with

Artist: Pradeep Kolhe

sprawling around 4,200 sq ft and

double height stone clad wall, etched

epitomizes

outside

with teakwood panels. Traditional

breathtaking view creates a wow

wall hanging lamps and a beautifully

factor when it transfers effortlessly

carved dining table, bring in cozy feel.

Pragati Lukkad, and Darshan

1

A

r. Santosh Thole, Santosh Thole

The three wooden pieces mounted on the Eastern wall. A glass enclosure in drawing room with figurines made of waste materials. Semi-covered terrace.

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The family sitting and dining area.

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Finely detailed master bedroom.

inside,

luxury.

revealing

its

The

glory

from

architecture to interiors. The bold

Solitude spaces

envelope of a beam and a column

The master bedroom is very rich and

with a slight slant gives a massive

beautiful, apart from all the facilities.

look, followed by proper lighting

The main attraction of this room

and

is the backdrop on the bed wall,

plantation.

Treading

further

into the house, the drawing room

made of kaatha rassi (coconut rope)

is furnished with a white leather

integrating couple figures.

sofa, separated by a glass enclosure

The guest bedroom is designed

that carries figurines made of waste

using artistic straight lines. The

materials. The two human figures

primary colours and rectangle shaped

facing each other are together (hand

backdrop create a perfect balance

in hand) and exemplify the love and

with modern artifacts on illuminated

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Design should never say, “ LOOK At ME!” It should always say, “ LOOK AT THIS!” 6

Simple and aesthetically pleasing parents bedroom.

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The guest bedroom is designed using artistic straight lines.

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The carom coins with diffused light and a huge innovative chair in the Children’s bedroom.

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7

Double height stone clad wall, etched in teakwood panels

10 A full height portrait of the teenagers in their room. 11 Modern artifacts on the illuminated shelves of the guest bedroom. 12 Gymnasium inspiring one to ‘workout’.

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Parents bedroom is simple with

activities. The house also encloses a

an engraved bed back panel and

gymnasium, attached with steam and

textured mat finished wallpapers.

sauna facilities on the second floor.

the

The beauty of this space is integrated

carom coins with diffused light on

by a painting drawn directly on a wall

the bedside wall in the children’s

that depicts the various mudras of

bedroom,

Pranayam Yoga and will certainly

A

full

height

reflects

portrait;

the

age

of

teenagers occupying this space. A

inspire one to ‘workout’.

huge innovative chair, designed for

Every space in this home is serene

their relaxation is an interesting

and gives the pleasure of individual

element in this area.

identity

with

eco-friendly

white

colours, Italian flooring, and a brown

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Fun with fitness

tint of teakwood and veneer. Every

Entering the first floor, a lounge

aspect of this neatly designed home

leads to a semi-covered terrace,

is a visual treat.

which allows a slit of the skylight and is ideal for outdoor and recreational

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Different by

Design An opulent 20,000 sq ft office of Hardesh and Monica Chawla boasts of luxury with a very neutral colour palette, clear lines, magnificent art; carefully curated artifacts and fluid spaces. Photo credits: Nitin Seth

Pencil stand in the conference.

E

ssentia Environment’s office,at Gurgaon, embodies a mixed flavour of exquisite indigenous

interiors with a dab of contemporary sophistication and focuses on global elegance with a fusion of traditional elements like jali and a judicious use of locally available materials like Gwalior stone and accessories, creating

a

brisk

ambience.This

palatial space accommodates cabins for the principals, design studio meeting rooms, a large reception area, cafeteria, workstations and a gym. The office is situated in the

Monica and Hardesh Chawla

basement of the building, which is generally considered not to be

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an

ideal

setting.

However,

this

big negative was converted into a resounding positive through smart design. The clear heights of 16 ft and strategically placed floor to ceiling windows, gives an imposing yet well lit and airy feel. Space planning has always been an integral part of the design of this space. “We started the process, keeping functionality in mind and never let it go until the very last. Once the utility aspect is addressed, we then focussed on the aesthetics. Openness was an important factor in

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deciding

the

design

of

the

office. Allocation of departments while

retaining

interconnectivity

amongst them was another essential factor

that

we

followed

during

the execution,” explains Hardesh. Moreover, the principals also wanted to showcase their designing as well as execution capabilities within their office, so a bit of extra effort went on to achieve this objective. The office can be well described as a functional, contemporary yet warm and welcoming. This office showcases the signature capabilities of the interior designers of creating a sophisticated world of luxury with 3

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1,2,3 & 8 Conference room: Each element right from the elevation to the smallest of the vases have been carefully selected, designed and executed to create a masterpiece. 4&10 The highlight of this office is the reception area that creates a warm and welcoming ambience for anyone visiting the office. 5

Staircase area

The highlight of this office is

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the reception area that creates a warm and welcoming ambience for anyone visiting the office, making one curious to see what’s behind there? The right amount of natural and artificial lighting makes the cabins look spacious and enriching. The perfect blend between the colour scheme and artworks put in

an innovative design and judicious

each cabin encourages the one to

selection of materials and furniture

work more. Quick breaks are needed

pieces. Each element right from

while working to refresh our minds,

the elevation to the smallest of the

Essentia’s pantry is well equipped,

vases have been carefully selected,

comfortable enough to spend a good

designed and executed to create a

amount of time while grabbing a quick

masterpiece. Royal hues like gold

bite during the casual chit-chat. This

and silver/white have been used

space also can be used for business

extensively to add to the luxurious

talks, apart from just bite breaks.

look and feel. Selection of the marble

The entire office is illuminated by

makes the flooring look neat and

carefully selected light fixtures that

wood adds the required warmth.

not only accentuate the cosy look

LED lights in the ceiling and creative

and feel of each space, but also ups

pendant lamps create an overall

the glam quotient of the office. The

enchanting experience.

interior is a combination of a sequence

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of design elements that lean towards

Know the designers

minimalism and traditional elements

One

interior

opulent yet they never lose the sense

like motifs and jalis that lend it a

designers, Monica Chawla, Creative

of the purpose they are meant to

truly contemporary classic feel.“Time

Director,

Environments;

serve. She fervently believes that

was the most challenging bit that

has been the creative genius behind

space planning is an integral and the

needed to be considered while doing

some

spectacular

most important part of the interior

this office. We had set a target of

celebrity homes in the country. Her

designing and that is why it deserves

completing the project in 6 months.

innate design sensibilities backed by

the most attention. She believes in the

It involved around the clock work and

sheer talent bring any space alive!

contemporary design sense and her

provided us with absolutely no margin

She skillfully orchestrates her sense

skill in creativity stems from the way

of error,” says Monica.

of style into various elements of

she combines classic richness with

The featured artifacts and art,

design in all her projects, creating

modern practicality Her international

personally selected by the principals,

an environment that is reflective of

experience and exposure as well

not only adds vibrancy to the entire

sophistication yet vibrant persona.

as her deep appreciation for the

office, but also provides a splash of

Though her designs are all about

exquisite design heritage of her

colour and brightness to it. Lastly, the

creating spaces that are magnificent,

native India have given her pioneer

of

of

India’s

Essentia the

extravagant

leading

most

and

unapologetically

furniture used in the office, which is designed and made in-house, gives

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the whole space a formal yet and elegant look. 6

Accounts room: All the art and the artifacts are from the personal collection of the principals and the furniture was all produced in-house.

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Corridor : Openness was an important factor in deciding the design of the office.

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A small conference room for business talks.

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status in an exciting design revolution

integrity that have largely defined

restaurants and of course high - end

in which both east and west visibly

Hardesh Chawla’s career and an

residences he has done it all. In his

seek inspiration from each other. Her

engineering background has allowed

own words: “Essentia Environments

unique style has been brought to the

him to stay objective and look

give me the freedom to express the

attention of an elite clientele within

for elegant solutions to complex

confidence, power and attitude of

India as well as attracting curiosity

problems. Having dabbled in financial

today’s design world. It also gives

from other designers and patrons

services and real estate, Hardesh

me the opportunity to say and do

elsewhere in the world.

found his true calling in creating

something about the way I want our

beautiful

modern India to be.”

Having lived and worked in a

spaces

for

discerning

number of countries has imbibed

clients in India and overseas. From

a sense of professionalism and

corporate offices to showrooms to

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CREATIVITY BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

Ace Associates, Anand; are a practice established by architects –Ashish Patel, Nikhil Patel, Nilesh Dalsania and interior designer Vasudev Sheta since 1999 to provide innovative and environmentally sustainable solutions with function, clarity, and beauty. Photo credits: Tejas Shah

Nilesh Dalsania, Vasudev Sheta, Nikhil Patel & Ashish Patel

Central vista.

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T

he quartet of Ace is known for offering design solutions ranging

hospitality, residential

from

commercial,

institutional spaces,

meeting

and the

client expectations, while managing the ongoing challenges that a site and its context presents. The two diverse spaces here convey unique style statements that are beyond our expectations.

Peerless workspace 2

Located in a rural area, near Nadiad town, Gujarat; the workplace of Tobacco Merchant is surrounded by tobacco processing plants. Though the building was planned four years ago, it was not in use and the client approached the Ace team to make it functional for their corporate office with an outdoor interactive space. It was perfect for their operating style to work with native people and

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5

1

Extended veranda works as outdoor office.

2

Grand Director’s cabin.

3

Natural material palette complimenting fresh colours in waiting lounge.

4

Warm entrance foyer with Shriji Bawa Pratima.

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View from the garden.

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A welcoming stone sculpture in front of the entrance plaza.

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labours, so while designing the space,

the monotony of design with the

the designers were asked to build an

usage of various shades. Customized

extension to the structure, which was

centre and corner tables, the Copper

semi covered with metal shade for sit

tobacco leaf design and the client’s

outs and informal meeting spaces,

work area dyed with brown shades,

surrounded by a pleasing landscape.

are the factors that symbolize the

The material palette chosen was

office trade.

very basic like concrete, wood, stone

Ace

Associates

successfully

to reveal the raw expressions of the

amalgamate lovely and soothing

construction.

nature with sophistication and that

The core interesting part of

adds a new and unique aspect to their

this project is a seamless blend of

works. Let’s move on to one of their

hardscape and the landscape at the

most eye-catching design, which is a

entrance. Another exciting element

party plot– The Tulsi Banquet hall,

is the formal sitting area that breaks

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Versatile Spot Located on the outskirts of the Anand town, this banquet hall is spread over an area of 40,000 sq ft, with a capacity to accommodate 800 people at a time. The banquet hall is enclosed with the astounding designed landscape with

customized

face

mural

fountains, lights, and sculptures. The most attractive space of the party plot is the entrance, which has a huge deity, Ganesha sculpture in the centre with customized face mural fountains at one side and a water body having a

vertical

standing

stone

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piece

engraved with the banquet hall name on it, exquisitely highlighted by spike

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lights on the floor. Water bodies, lily ponds and ample of fountains are used to create wow eects. The banquet hall is centrally air conditioned and it incorporates kitchen, bride and groom, changing rooms. The most interesting thing 9

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7, 9 A mixture of backlit Jali, fountain, stone sculpture, landscape, creating a visual pleasure in front of the facade 8

Stepping waterfall creates welcoming sound in the entrance.

10 Stone mosaic wall mural converted into light units on main facade. 11 Central interior view of grand banquet hall with huge fabric and jute chandelier. 12 Main entrance with welcoming Ganesha. 13 Evening charm of entrance podium of banquet hall. 14 Utility courtyard with life size sculpture, fountains and glamour of light. 15 Natural light pours in the utility space.

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is the central light unit, which is 90’ long and is imported from Indonesia and custom designed, keeping in mind

the

acoustical

parameters.

There is a courtyard between the hall, drinking water, hand wash area and washrooms, which is designed to escape the foul odours. This party plot is ideal for countless party functions and corporate gatherings. Ace team solely blends aesthetics and 14

technology,

landscape

and

interiors and functional attributes to all their designs. A team of 35 high

skilled

architects,

interior

designers, landscape designers, civil engineers and site co-ordinators take pride in their design and delivery of projects that consistently exceed expectations and this is what the Ace team proclaims, before taking up any task. www.aceassociates.in MAY-JUNE 2016 • DESIGN MATRIX 65

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Blissful Abode

The central staircase is the focal point of the house

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Creative Endeavour

Aadharshila Design Solutions, Gurgaon; was founded in the year 1997 by a husband - wife team of Architects – Deepika and Vikram Sharma. For them, the thrill of creating an abode for a family is deeply satisfying and at the same time, it gives them a great creative high. Photo credits: Nitin Arora

Vikram and Deepika Sharma

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Fact File Total Area: 5,100 sq ft spread over two floors, on a plot 500

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A melange of colours liven up the kids room.

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The back bed wall acts as a perfect canvas for the Ebony veneer on the bed.

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The curved crystal chandelier culminates the double height central foyer.

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The wooden flooring in the family area.

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The huge wide solid wooden main entrance door opens towards the visual treat of the mandir.

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the adjacent Mandir while as the Mandir area.

complementing the intricately carved

h o m e ,

All the toilets are clad in exquisite

champagne coloured mdf Jali. The

designed for Vishal and Nidhi

Italian marble like Markino Black and

family lounge sits on a 6� raised

Mourinacho Gold.

platform, finished in HDF flooring. It

Dabas have been done without any compromise with the openness of

The entire living room decor including

the colour combinations are such that

and the window dressing has been

The false ceilings in the entire

they blend with the flow of spaces.

done in neutral shades of brown and

house complement the furniture

The entire flooring except a part of

beige, which gives it the required

layouts while the concealed light

the master bedroom and the family

understated yet sophisticated look.

sources add to the subtlety of the

lounge is of Italian marble Botticino

The adjacent formal dining seamlessly

ambience,

Classico.

are

flows from the living room and its

contemporary styled furniture.

finished in POP and there is a liberal

black lacquered glass wall with veneer

use of veneer panelling in the house.

finished niches seems to complete

focal

The lacquered glass adds to the sheen

its look. The bright red seating in

veneer/mirror cladding on the main

and lustre in the formal dining as well

the family lounge is in contrast with

staircase wall catches immediate

false

ceilings

movable

furniture

being a part of the open space.

the house. The materials used and

The

the

gives it a distinct spatial identity while

the lacquered glass of

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The

complementing

central

point

attention

of

and

staircase the

the is

the

house.

The

accentuates

the

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The formal dining is characterized by the the black lacquered glass paneling.

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The black marqino Italian marble in the master toilet gives it the glitz and glamour.

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The split levelled flooring of master bed room is echoed in the design of ceiling as well.

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The marble lends a classy touch to the powder room. verticality of the staircase wall. The cantilevered steps supported on a central beam are finished with the same Botticino Italian marble. The white river pebbles embedded in the 70 DESIGN MATRIX • MAY-JUNE 2016

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Classico flooring. Vikram

and

Deepika

added

a personal style and freedom of expression to this home. This home

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is not only self- expressive, but also wonderful and a sensitive space to live in.

Know the designers Vikram and Deepika are graduates 6

from the Chandigarh College of Architecture. Over the course of 19 years, they have executed a wide

floor near the staircase wall give it a

variety of architecture and interior

sense of identity. The curvy crystal

design

chandelier acts as a finial to the triple

industrial,

height of the stairs.

and residential. They have designed

projects

ranging

commercial,

from

corporate

The bed back wall in the Parents’

for people from all walks of life viz

room on the ground floor acts as a

builders, lawyers, doctors, politicians,

perfect canvas for the ebony veneer

corporate executives and so on.

on the bed. The use of the same

Recently, one of their clients had

veneer on the TV panel in front

commented, “ My house designed

further lends a sense of character to

by you has given me a new lease

the room. The split level flooring in

of life”. It is words of appreciation

the master bedroom on the first floor

such as these, which gives them the

is echoed in the design of the ceiling

impetus to keep striving to create

as well. A melange of colours livens

more beautiful spaces for their

up the kid’s room. The high gloss grey

clients.

and white tones blend beautifully with the beige coloured Botticino

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Blissful Abode

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Volumetric

Approach Young and dynamic, Mumbai-based Rahul Mistri, Founder Principal Architect,“Open Atelier Mumbai,” designs a well-appointed apartment using varied materials, textures and colours, transforming it into a charming and luxurious space. Photo credits: Prashant Bhat

M

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The living cum dining area is marked with simple clean lines.

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The textured wall forms a perfect backdrop for the LCD unit.

odern homes are often

more volume along with a dash of

dismissed as little more

livable charm.

than boxes, but a lot can be

When the clients decided to

achieved by thinking out-of-the-box.

shift in this new home in an up-

Rahul Mistri’s forte lies in creating

market suburb in Mumbai, they

contemporary-styled interiors and

wanted something different from

experimenting with space to add

what they previously had. To fulfill

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Fact File Client : Pradip Gadia Location: Goregaon, Mumbai Area : 2000 sq ft Project timeline : June 2015 – Jan 2016 were dissolved. “This allowed us the opportunity to redefine the use of all the spaces,” states Rahul. The living area is marked with simple clean lines, both on the ceiling

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and furniture. Warm wood tones the clients desire for a modern yet

They also wanted environs that were

dominate the spacious linear living

eclectic decor, the talented architect

easygoing, informal and above all,

area that is visually demarcated into

has created a spacious, uncluttered

a great place to relax and entertain

living and dining areas; through two

interior.

guests,” Rahul explains.

different types of flooring. Despite

“The

challenge

was

designing this luxurious and spacious

This 4bhk apartment has neat

being a common space, each area has

home spreading over 2,000 sq ft

segregation of functional areas like

a unique identity. The sleek leather

area in an upscale locality where I

the living cum dining area, kitchen,

sofa forms an interesting seating

had to design spaces that would

bathrooms, powder room and 4

island, which is complemented by

suit the myriad tastes of different

bedrooms. The entire space had to

uniquely

personalities inhabiting this home.

be opened-up, so some of the walls

The admirable dining space has an

crafted

centre

tables.

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The master bedroom is dominated by an earthy tone. The furnishings and accessories lend a personal touch.

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mood lighting results into a perfect retreat zone.

type of seating. The wall textures 6

The subtle use of warm tones and wood finishes in the son’s bedroom makes it inviting. The use of copper tiles, enclosed shower cubicle along a laminated wood ceiling along with dramatic

The slanting pattern on the door, adds a dynamic touch to the bedroom doors. The skillfully created slits work as a handle for the door.

and the gold petals form a perfect backdrop

for

the

dining

space

adding to the style quotient of this space. One notes a skillful use

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interesting backdrop and a bench-

The admirable dining space has an interesting backdrop and a benchtype of seating.

of wooden flooring - Bamboo real wood flooring on the floor and on the ceiling. Lending more insight on the design and a perfect finish, Rahul adds, “It was a tough challenge to clad bamboo flooring next to the marble flooring, seamlessly without any wooden or aluminum profile.” The wood panelling on the ceiling breaks the monotony of white and also aesthetically segregates the space from the living area. Mood lighting, spotlights and LEDs make an impactful presence. The revamped kitchen finds a long work surface, which extends diagonally on both sides. Explaining the design details Rahul adds, “The custom-designed cabinet with a

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metallic finish that not only adds to

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The perfectly coordinated daughter’s bedroom has an aesthetically designed four-poster bed with stainless steel finish.

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the decor but provides ample storage

very subtly played with warm tones

takes care of the storage. The

as well. Further, the monotony of

and wood finishes striking the right

architect has skillfully broken the

white is well-balanced by yellow

balance. To break the monotony

monotony of the full length wardrobe

highlighter tiles adding a dash of

of wood texture the architect has

by creating punctures which forms

colour, lending a vibrant look to this

created sleek horizontal back-lit

the handle. The full-length mirror

otherwise functional space.

niches which lends a dramatic touch

lends a spacious feel.

A refined colour and material

to the sleeping area. Another design

Rahul with his flawless space

master

highlight is the bed design that it

planning and innovative approach

bedroom with plush white leather

adds on to the decor. A little beyond

has skillfully accommodated the

cushion for the headboard and

is the simple study area designed

diverse decor preference of the

geometrical pattern on the ceiling.

keeping the functionality in mind.

inhabitants and has enhanced their

Cleverly concealed walk-in-wardrobe

Apart from the aesthetics another

lifestyle quotient.

door is the well-designed element in

noteworthy feature is the seamless

this space.

palette

dominates

the

connectivity of different areas in this

Know the designer

Daughter’s room is dressed in

room. Explaining the design details

Ar. Rahul Mistri, designs urban

youthful look has white, grey and

Rahul adds, “We have refrained from

contemporary-style interiors

steel texture defining the look. The

creating solid partitions, instead we

and believes that superficial

large window has ledge type of a

have created a puncture in the walls

ornamentation often hides a

seating, which forms an informal

that overlooks the bathroom.” For

multitude of design. He advocates

seating

aesthetically

the bathroom one admires a the use

that one needs artistic and creative

designed four-poster with stainless

of copper tiles, enclosed shower

conviction to design unique interiors

steel finish takes centre stage in

cubicle along a laminated wood

where it is not necessary you

this area. While the dressing unit

ceiling along with dramatic mood

follow a well-thumbed rulebook.

provides ample storage with a series

lighting results into a perfect retreat

Open Atelier Mumbai has designed

of bulbs skirting the mirror, this not

zone.

versatile projects ranging from

area.

The

only provide the right amount of

The guest bedroom has a warm

illumination for this area but it also

and comfortable decor characterized

corporate interiors to restaurants

lends an unusual look of this space.

by a white open brick wall forming

and clubs.

The son’s bedroom has a warm

a perfect backdrop for the sleeping

and inviting look. The architect has

area. The floor-to-ceiling wardrobe

high-end residences, retail outlets,

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Blissful Abode

Colourful and Inspiring

Bhavin Mistry

Bhavin Mistry Designs; crafted an aesthetically pleasing apartment on the second floor of Manibhadra Avenue in Usmanpura area of Ahmedabad, and this dwelling shaped within 5 months will surely grab your attention. Photo credits: Monika Sathe Children’s room is splendid with the play of rainbow colours

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he client requirement was to create a space with a different feel, while

maintaining a subtle balance. As you enter the residence you get a soothing effect from the teak wood, which surrounds you. The centre of attraction is beautiful Dhangadhra stone Jali and customised brass light fixtures overhead. Natural materials, such as wood, brass and stone have been used in extensively to give a very calming effect to this residence. The living area has a beige colour scheme, which is in contrast

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to bright and brassy dining area

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Brassy dining area with a blend of golden and white hue .

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View of the living area.

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The master bedroom follows a monochromatic colour scheme.

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Handmade tiles, specially customised in Jaipur, cover the kitchen wall. The wooden panels are fixed at eye level and some below the platform.

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with a blend of gold and white hues. Handmade tiles, specially customised in Jaipur, cover the

Fact File

kitchen walls and the wooden

Project: Apartment Interior

panels are fixed at eye level and

Design

some below the platform, give an Interior Designer: Bhavin

airy feel.

Mistry

Children’s room is splendid with the play of rainbow colours.

Apartment Size: 4BHK, 1,550

American white wood has been used

sq ft

in the white walls complementing the different coloured accessories,

Location: Usmanpura,

occupying this space. One will fall

Ahmedabad, India.

in love with the customised multicoloured carpet on the floor. The

Project Completion: February

bed is made with two levels with an

2016

idea to provide space for storage, a play area and of course, good sleep. The Master bedroom follows a monochromatic colour scheme. This

Clients: Meghna and Tejas 5

Agrawal

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The centre of attraction is beautiful Dhangadhra stone Jali and customised brass light fixtures at the entrance.

is something you need to experience,

for Bhavin exists in each and every

as it is definitely not just black and

aspect or any interesting forms. He

white. Contemporary furniture, track

says, “My inspiration strikes me

lights and suspended light fixtures,

anywhere and I enjoy experimenting

American white wood has been used on the white walls, complementing the multi - coloured accessories in the Children’s bedroom.

add to the splendour of this space.

beyond the tried and tested. I don’t

The guest bedroom is cheerful with

believe in sticking to any particular

parrot green and white shades. The

style and like to explore new ways

clients were totally convinced with

of designing in context to the brief

the design perspective and in the

and the requirements. Keeping in

end, they were happy with the result-

mind the client’s expectations, I like

a beautiful home to live in!

to work in a win-win situation so that

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the client gets what they have in

Know the designer

mind and at the same time, I get to

From something as nondescript as a

fully explore the creative options.”

soap dispenser to something as grand as a Dhangadra stone jali, design

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Blissful Abode

Genre of thoughts Bhavin and Komal Sheth

Bhavin Komal Design Dairies, Rajkot; established in 2012 by designers Bhavin Sheth and Komal, shapes an open home with a colourful and quirky theme, creating a fusion with traditional design elements and contemporary tastes. Photo Credits: Sherin Sam and Mansi Doshi A colourful living room.

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thulyam; a home with the rustic and earthy look is crafted with vivid materials

and different colour schemes. All the rooms have been treated with a subtle colour palette, keeping the decor sober in appearance. Elaborating further, Komal Sheth, one of the founders, Bhavin Komal Design Dairies, explains, “We have used wooden flooring for the living room, exposed concrete wall in the foyer area. The white brick on the

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A perfect place to read and explore with the modern look and a traditional touch.

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A relaxing swing in the living room.

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Neutral bedroom with God motifs on wall and furniture creates a spiritual, cosy and peaceful place for the grand mother.

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Imaginary friends or characters are always welcome in the kids room.

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The focal point of a home is its living room so the designers added more colours to create a vibrant mood.

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A modern space with a touch of illumination.

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A modern minimalistic kitchen in black, white and brown colour.

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wall of common wash basin area; the Moroccan tiles in the wardrobe of the master bedroom, allows the home to breathe. The colour scheme differs in each room and different areas, depending upon the space and taste of the client. The use of texture in the master bedroom and wallpaper in the living room, exemplifies our creativity. The rightly placed accessories and the white colour used on the walls, make this home look spacious and open.” The entrance is interesting, designed with the hiding and seeking 2

element. An exposed concrete with an artwork on it emphasises the elements that continue in and around the house. Keeping comfort and space planning in mind, Bhavin and Komal designed a living space with shades that infuse a hint of nature. The formal living room is embellished with rich colours and textures. The home has been crafted in a contemporised and functional vein, where straight lines mesh with the decor. The contemporary wall art and wall coverings, playful lighting accessories and chic furniture setting, leave an impression of sophisticated and simple living. “We have used

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Italian marble for dining table, glass hanging lights on top of the dining

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table. The furniture in the living room is designed in a minimalist style with

Bhavin and Komal designed the

seating that hug the walls, allowing a

son’s room, keeping his age in mind.

sense of openness,” says Bhavin.

This room is lively with a combination

The kitchen is modern yet simple

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runs through the house.

of blue and grey colour with a special

and elegant. The cooking zone looks

artwork designed by the occupant

more spacious with a white colour

of this space. To add beauty, the

scheme. An overhead storage unit

designers gave a light effect to this

is planned in this space, keeping

and this space look alive in this home.

client requirement in mind. The

The designers were applauded

texture paints used in the master

for their efforts and they say that

bedroom is the key highlight of this

every project for them is their first

space. The parent’s room places

project and with that enthusiasm and

more emphasis on comfort rather

zeal; they create inspiring residential,

than the look. The simple yet elegant

commercial, and retail projects with

colour scheme, subtle furniture and

great ideas and thoughts.

exposed concrete wall with mirror contemporise the look and style that

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BEYOND AESTHETICS

Sachin Parab

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Exclusive sitting area in the master bedroom. The custom - made wall paper in the background,adds depth in the room.

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Simple formal sofa and TV. Unit with stone finish background, small square niches and cream colour Corain top.

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he expertise of Focus team

Focus Interiors, Mumbai; an interior design firm, synchronized by Chief Interior Designer, Sachin Parab with a crew of qualified designers and project managers, harbour beauty through the art of design with a mission to create unique, elegant interiors, which gets practical and transforms the requirements of the clients into innovative, thoughtful and cost-effective concepts. Photo credits: Jagadish Rana

includes a wide array of dedicated

designing

and

services

like

decoration

of

residences, bungalows, corporate oďŹƒces, showrooms and restaurants. Though each project is unique in terms of requirements, taste and budget, their designs are functional with an aesthetic appeal, under the guidance of Sachin, who has 20 years of experience in the stream of design. Before setting up Focus, Sachin worked with renowned Ar. Mahesh Khanolkar and he owes his gratitude to this leading architect.

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A grand home Welcome to the residence of Dr. Shantanu Deshpande (Cardiologist) and

Dr.

Anagha

Deshpande

(Ophthalmologist),

located

Chembur,

This

highly

contemporary

home

Mumbai.

fashionable

in

meet every possible requirements of the client, including specific budget and timeline. The clients insisted a home that is easy to maintain and designing a large spacious home was indeed exciting at the same time challenging for Sachin and his team. The dwelling looks majestic due to avid material

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choices, ranging from laminates, marble,

Corian

and

Charcoal,

complemented with white ceiling and beige colour, throughout the space. The entrance door made with a combination of wood and stone is the most fascinating element in this house. The living room is simple, though it is tastefully designed with a formal sitting area, TV unit, Mandir and a cosy dining area. The main highlight is a wooden base dining table, crafted with white marble top and wooden chairs made with a combination of metallic composite leather. The table and chair was custom - made on the site. Parents

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bedroom is sober in nature with a leather finish bed back, customized wardrobe, made of wooden carved handles with antique gold polish. A

spiral

staircase

connects

one with the upper level, where the

master

bedroom

and

the

daughter’s room are positioned. The master bedroom is luxurious with a king size bed, customized wall paper and an exclusive sitting area; the multi purpose unit made with a combination of charcoal and laminate with a trendy handle, adds to the exquisiteness of this space. The daughter’s bedroom is colourful and bright with a combination of

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blue, pink and white. Comfort zone is an antidote to

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Bed area with hanging side table in the master bedroom.

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The leather finished high back and multi –purpose unit is the key element in the Parents bedroom.

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Wood and stone finished laminate door with custom - made MS handle and grill in antique gold polish.

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Bunk bed with storage. The combination of blue - pink and digitally printed white laminate on the ward-

a fast-paced lifestyle and this home will balance the mind, body and spirit of the dwellers.

Drink and Dine Let us now divert our attention to another segment that can chill our minds. We take you to a 30 year old restaurant that was recently renovated by Sachin and his team to

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The study area in the daughter’s bedroom.

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Wooden joint and cork combination in the ceiling above dining table with long hanging LED light. The MDF laser cut backlight panel gives dramatic look in the dining area.

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A multi- purpose unit.

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relish and cherish your memories. Indeed a good interior means a lot for a restaurant space and the Focus team wanted to create a cozy environment for Pancharatna Restaurant,Mumbai;spreading across3,000 sq ft. To achieve this, they

chose

wooden

and

rope

elements in the main sitting area. The brick wall with glass arches and lighting added to the ambience. The bar area is designed with sophistication with a rustic bar counter. The wood finished carved walls shaded with antique gold polish bring in a royal touch. If you want a space that is ideal for partying then Pancharatna has a party hall that can accommodate 25-30 guests and make your get together an unforgettable moment. The key element in this space that will grab ones attention is the Infinite LED lights in the ceiling that gives three dimension look to the room. The Aqua -blue antique gold

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10 Infinite LED lights in the ceiling gives 3d look in the party space. 11& 13 Wood finished wall with carving with antique polish, adds a good design element to the bar area. 12 Brick finished wall with glass finished arches allows natural light to enter into the space. 14 A cosy space for 25 - 30 people.

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polished semi-curved partition for the party room in the main hall, adds beauty and colour in the hall.This place has become a really nice point to have a drink, dine or party for people living or working nearby. The Focus team focuses on their goals with an ideology -“Starve your distractions and feed your focus.” 14

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ELEGANTLY

SIMPLISTIC Livinstyl INC, Jaipur; is an interior firm headed by Ashish and Shruti Biyani, who began their full - fledged practice, some seven years ago. Today, they are known as an established entity for creating elegance, focussing on quality design and client satisfaction. Photo credits: Kailash Kumawat

Ashish & Shruti Biyani

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retail

Biyanis for M B sons (J), Jaipur speaks

one

about a theme that is simple, chic and

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rich, yet enhancing the focus on the

retail design must draw upon the

product, while not compromising

business goals, vision statement

with the ambience.

and brand identity and any designer

M B sons (J) are a prestigious and

behind such projects need to focus

renowned name in jewellery making in

on the unique characteristics of the

India. The client Kailash Soni wanted

jewellery collection for its target

a showroom with a colour scheme of

market. A luxurious and beautiful

blue, white and gold, as they use the

retail jewellery shop, designed by the

same colour format for their entire

hen one enters a jewellery expects

shop, elegance.

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Vaastu, adds Shruti.”

branding. This 800 sq ft showroom

The designers strived to create a

was to be finished in a tight timeline

different feel from what one see in

and the client wanted a simple design.

regular jewellery showrooms. A few

Know the designers

The client kept his showroom open

pieces were displayed as highlights

Ashish

during the day and without affecting

in the main showroom display area

learning is a continuous process that

the business hours, the designers

to avoid cluttered look. “With a wide

improves every moment for the best

carried out the transformation work

choice of materials ranging from white

services offered to the clients. They

in the night and this was one of the

sandblasted Vietnam marbles for wall

add and cherish a lifelong relationship

biggest challenges that the twosome

cladding; the brass panels, Corian,

with their esteemed clients with

encountered, while working on this

crystal chandeliers and Blue Velvet

every

showroom. Explaining further, Ashish

quilting

display

motto is to provide best working or

adds, “We put temporary wallpapers,

unit; all creates an overall sense of

living environment, which positively

decorative lights, daily in the morning

luxury. It was an accepted challenge

reflects on the daily lives of their

and removed everything in the night

that we accomplished. The result

clients.

and the same process followed for

was a spectacular, elegant jewellery

the entire execution period.”

showroom, designed following the

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Exterior façade divided into three parts: Centre door entrance, display window and a vertical LED screen to play their branding videos.

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Exterior single display window with blue velvet quilting, creates a seamless finish.

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Ganpati Statue with brass designer jali backdrop with blue lights that symbolises water, according to Vaastu compliances.

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Maximum space utilization and customer seating.

accentuates

the

and

Shruti

completed

believe

project.

that

Their

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Home

Zoom in

with a

heart

Hiralal Vishwakarma Murdeshwar residence, a heavenly home designed by Hiralal Vishwakarma and Manjusha Shresth, founders, Traansformation Design Studio, Mumbai; is simple yet modern with a minimalistic approach. Photo credits: Prashant Bhat 1

Manjusha Shresth

“E

very site is distinct and a wonderful journey in itself,” for Hiralal and

Manjusha,

designers.

the

two

The

like-minded Murdeshwar

residence, at Delphi, Raheja Gardens, Thane; is a home crafted for a couple and their two teenagers, to dwell in harmony. The designers moulded an 94 DESIGN MATRIX • MAY-JUNE 2016

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1 The entrance lobby is subtle, white symbolising peace and positivity. The veneered door stands out amongst the random stripes running around the entrance lobby. The Corian Jali inspired from the handle design, makes the space more welcoming.

abode within an area of 1750, sq ft with grandeur and each room in this apartment is treated uniquely. The flooring, materials, colour palette and furniture pieces are poles apart, yet they blend with one another and

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establish equilibrium. The main entrance of the house

Design idea

exemplifies simplicity, emphasizing

The clients wanted an easy to

on the fact that the entrance should

maintain, free flowing space and it was

look impressive. A pattern in and

decided to knock down the unwanted

out, followed by random lines; a

walls and an open kitchen concept

huge shoe unit placed in this area

was introduced. Elaborating further,

synchronizes with the panelling. The

Manjusha says, “While doing the

whole entrance looks spacious, due

main entrance passage, we avoided

to the magic of white colour.

walls and chose to make it with glass.

An informal area was carved

Different materials like Italian marble,

keeping in mind the basic need of

veneer, clear glass, copper mirror,

the client like watching TV or simply

Corian, stone, and Kota, depicts the

a space to relax. The room could also

aesthetics of this space.”

be converted into a guest bedroom,

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Glass partition was made to sit over veneer panelling, separating the informal room from entrance lobby. The meticulously worked design effortlessly added focus and depth to this space.

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The master bedroom is a flawless example of balancing between traditional and contemporary, embellished with laser cut veneer Jali, Oikos texture on TV wall, matching curtains with horizontal lines to that of veneer grooves.

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whenever required. A combination of red with black has been opted in this room to make the room look as a part of the kitchen, which is on the righthand side. The lady of the house loves to keep her kitchen light, without any overhead storage on the top. The kitchen counter top in pearl blue shades, blended with red and cream, makes the kitchen space stunning.

Individual spaces The master bedroom is a mix of black, white and brown. The highlight here is the laser cut veneer Jali, backlit

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with indirect lighting and a black Duco painted bed with an attached bench. The side tables are kept handle free to match with the bed. The other highlights are massive wardrobe in stunning white; a TV unit panelling with subtle texture and the drawers in the veneer. The attached washroom is finished with black Marquina and white Statuario marble. The counter top and alcove ceiling, made of veneer brings in a feel of luxury in the master bathroom. The customised mirror, adds to the beauty of the washroom.

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The daughter of the house is a school going girl.

Her room is

in Purple hues. Detailing further Manjusha says “We created a princess feel in her bedroom without cartoon characters.

The

headboard

with

interesting shapes and curves were laser cut and velvet cushioned. We used subtle colour veneer on the wardrobes, side tables and ornamented

them

with

antique

handles. The designing of the study table area was quite a challenge, as it was a large space, but we converted the space as a study area with lot of shelves and storage.”The bathroom is done with floral tiles and an indirect ceiling. The purple drawers and a playful round mirror, add to the mood 6

of this space. Designing the boy’s room was a

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The bedroom of younger daughter in predictable purple in sync with subtle veneer, the headboard with interesting shapes and curves and velvet cushioning adds to the richness of the room.

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5 The son’s bedroom reflects the essence of his individuality and personality, sparklingly white bed with side table and backdrop of 3d wallpaper with veneered wardrobes. 6 The Kitchen has an island counter in blue pearl marble ,which also serves as a dining table,its simple yet equipped with all the modern amenities and gadgets. 7 The L-shaped sofa in the living room is upholstered in textured fabric from Kanchi. 8 A considerably small passage is also given equal importance with golden colour texture on the wall, customised bracket in red and crystal surface lights. 8

herculean task, as the son did not want

fixtures have given character to the

much colour in his room. “We played

entire space and generate a variety

with the dark and the light to create a

of moods. The black hanging light

bold ambience. In order to maintain the

over the island of the kitchen and the

balance we used white as a medium, so

main passage, adds to the splendour

tactfully making the bed in pure white

of space. Our sole motive is that our

with decent side tables. We decorated

client should experience peace in the

the room with a 3d wallpaper,” says

ambience created for them and they

Hiralal.

should be able to enjoy it each single day timelessly.”

Furniture and lighting All the furniture is customised. In

Know the designers

the whole house, the Ac’s have been

With more than 10 years of pure

covered with wooden louvers, specially

passion in the field, Hiralal and

designed to hide the Ac’s. Explaining

Manjusha with their interior design

the fine details Hiralal adds, “Our

firm, Traansformation Design Studio

motto was to create masterpiece

is dedicated to provide exceptional

furniture to provide a complete utility

interior design services to clients

to our clients. We believe that each

with their team of best artisans. They

furniture piece is lively and have the

specialize in residential, office and

power to express the beauty of any

commercial interior projects, striving

interior.” The designers have played

to give the best after understanding

with hanging lights and crystal surface

their

lights in different shapes, sizes, and

timeframe.

colour. The designer duo exclaims

design philosophy, transform lives by

“One of our clients’ favourite is the

changing lifestyles.

priorities, They

budget, run

by

and simple

chandelier in the centre of the living space. The careful selections of light

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Design Corner

1

Green

Avenue

Spread across 2.5 acres in the heart of rapidly expanding South Delhi, Ekant is a home recently designed by the creative team of Designboard, for Anu Khurana and Ajay Ahuja within a span of seven months. Photo credits: Nitin Arora

Heena Handa

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Outside the music room, is a lovely old mango grove, that has been retained, even in the building design !

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Swimming pool at dusk.

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The pool as viewed from the deckchairs.

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Daughter’s room has a balcony with a lovely old tree overhanging it, where she communes with the birds !

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Anu’s office on the premises - earthy and warm, just like her !

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H

eena Handa, the Creative Head

and

Designboard,

Founder

of

based

in

Gurgaon, has undertaken projects all over the country bringing together design, technology, area specific techniques of construction and local materials while creating spaces that are experiential, being in harmony with the natural surroundings. With a dedicated team of professionals, 5

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this firm offers extensive services in the stream of Architecture, Interiors, Styling and Landscaping. The clients, Anu and Ajay wanted their twenty-year-old home to be revamped into something that was totally out of the box and Heena says, “This building belonged to a different age and style, it was a challenge to convert the house into a space that is liveable and useable for a nuclear family and something that they can enjoy. Our first step was to remove unnecessary brick walls and small windows, creating an open space inviting the outdoors in. The best part of living on a farm is the peace, privacy and the green.”

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The hub of the house - the kitchen !

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Central courtyard in Athangudi tiles and a cast iron fountain.

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Seating area around the courtyard.

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Master bedroom on 2 level - open to the indoor court on the left, and with a terrace on the right.

10 The dog loves the AC.

8

Transformation The formal areas were west facing

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and tucked behind the kitchen. The designers smartly broke the walls existing between the dining, kitchen and the sitting area and restructured the space to make it larger and more cheerful. Anu loves cooking and the family likes to do things together so the kitchen was the focal point of the design. Another interesting space is the courtyard with a small fountain in the centre, covered with an MS and acrylic roof. This space was resurfaced with Athangudi tiles and opened up, adding a specially engineered retractable roof. Here, with plants growing in large in built pots, this space serves as being an extended family lounge or a sitting

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area to relax and have fun. It is also a romantic area at night – Anu often serves dinner to guests here. The first-floor gallery was opened up connecting it with the courtyard. The designers removed the doors and windows, redid the planters and railings to match with the existing handmade stone screens. The spaces were connected – more so since the house was built around the central courtyard. MAY-JUNE 2016 • DESIGN MATRIX 101

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11 11 Master bath - with a view of the hot tub outside. 12 Pool house - open except for a pagoda style roof.

further

morning refuge, a warming space to

developments,Heena adds, “Keeping

have some tea, in the company of

in mind the lifestyle and personal

chirping birds and nature all around.

Speaking

about

the

likes of the couple, we completely

The master bath section was

bedroom,

new construction to accommodate

13 Formal area on the west face, airy and serene.

making it on two levels. The bed

the kitchen extension on the ground

was laid on the higher level while

floor and large master bath on the

14 Powder room on the ground floor.

the chilling area was kept lower

first floor. The master bath has an

with a study, seating and a TV area.

outside garden with a hot tub made

Neither the dog nor kids could plant

of patterned tiles and an outdoor

themselves on the bed and make it

shower.

changed

15 Daughter’s toilet is more like a room than a bathroom. Notice her medals hanging on the shower wall !

the

master

messy! The terrace is the couple’s

The pool house 12

This space was moved to one corner of the property and was enclosed behind high Spanish villa type walls. It had earlier been outside the formal sitting area, near the main house and most inconvenient for kids’ pool parties. The pool, toilets, changing rooms, pantry and covered seating were built from scratch. Ar. Akhil Kumar the architect, and Designboard

worked

together,

creating a fun and happy space. The pavilion façade that forms the entrance to the pool area faces the large party lawn that is at present seldom used.

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Recreational area Ajay and his son Kanav are both musicians and this area houses the music room where the band jams pool table, gym, and pantry. A lovely area below an old mango orchard was left intact for Anu to serve breakfast to her guests. It is a perfect dance floor, stage, yoga and meditation area and the energy here is so good that invariably people gravitate to this old grove that is bordering the 13

kitchen garden and hen house. The challenge of designing this home was just that – it had to be a home that could be used corner to corner by Anu and Ajay, both independent business owners and their two children , Kanav, studying hospitality in Switzerland and Vanshika, studying Graphic Design in Pune.

Know the designer Heena Handa studied at National Institute

of

Design,

Ahmedabad

and later began her career with WWF and BWC as a photographer, bringing together a passion for mountains

and

wildlife.

Local

architecture around the country left a deep impression on her. She set up Designboard to provide experiential

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design services to her clients. Today, she has a committed team of highly motivated interior designers who

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are encouraged to bring innovative design solutions to the table that are

explorative,

yet

within

the

parameters of cost and time as specified by the client. Her core belief is that design is as much a matter of identifying problems as it is solving them. Heena was interviewed by the BBC, lauded by the Economic times and was awarded the prestigious Priyadarshini Award for the Best Woman Entrepreneur 2012. www.designboard.in heenahanda@gmail.com nitish@designboard.in MAY-JUNE 2016 • DESIGN MATRIX 103

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Design Corner

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Expertise rendered in-house D”Stroke Interiors, Raipur; was founded by Interior Designer, Dharmendra Jain. He specializes in different types of project designing and execution with an aim to provide professional service with excellence, honoring deadlines, and personalized design solutions, according to client requirements, transforming their abstract ideas into innovative design that inspires, and turn their dreams into reality. Photo credits: D” Stroke Interiors.

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D

”Stroke Interiors firmly believes

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Main gate of Fun Castle, depicting the Jungle theme.

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Cash and billing counter.

that planning and designing of any project is executed in

accordance to availability of space, natural ambience, storage requirements and with an uncompromising attitude towards quality. The young design team, shares two different world of creativity, recently shaped by them for fun and good health.

Amusement for you Fun Castle, City Centre Mall, Raipur; is a coolest hangout, unique with a Jungle theme. It is an entertainment center,

using

vibrant

colour

combination to engage and excite the kids. This castle is completely for the age group of populace between 5-40 years. A well spread out and vibrant soft play area with fun toys is specially designed for the toddlers. Some of the most exciting games are added for all age groups that include Bumper car ride, Basket ball boards, Pool tables, air hockey and a virtual bowling alley; designed uniquely showing the postures and actions of

Priyanka Agrawal, Krishna Pomal Desai, Kavita Singh, Dhara Chawda, Chandani Agrawal; Bipul Arya, Dharmendra Jain, Tamradhvaj Sahu & Pallav Agrawal

human figures on the

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Bumper car for fun ride.

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Interesting reception area.

4

Pool Table and Air Hockey area.

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Female Massage area.

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Bowling area,designed aesthetically to create the proper ambience for the bowling players.

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Waiting area, near reception.

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Be fit with the Cardio.

side walls. Bowling area is designed so aesthetically that it creates the proper ambience for the bowling players. The cash counter is designed in a back structure of hexagonal shape as a “Honey Comb”. The core concept behind the creation of fun castle is to create a joyful and full of excitement

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platform for the kids to play, which enhances their happiness. “I felt jungle theme is suitable for them because they will not only play there but will learn too. So, we designed accordingly using the fluorescent colored walls and floors, which depicts grand look and attract kids to play their fullest. As an interior designer, I believe in developing interiors of any space not by using expensive materials but with the best out of waste concept, which works fullest, if considered properly.

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So

carrying

the

same

concept

bumper car area was designed. The ambience drives the passion and energy – having fun all the time.” says Jain. Feel the comfort with happiest moments and add fun to your joyful life, which is the first and last word for them. Fun Castle aims to become India’s leading and most happening family entertainment chain, while spreading their wings, across India.

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Gear Up Going to the gym can be a daily routine to some, for some it is just once in a while and for the rest – it just a dream. We all know the health benefits of going to a gym, but the basic logic is that due to our long day work, we enjoy leaning over the sofa or a couch of our living room and relax , while watching TV and enjoy our meals. If you are the one who likes variety among your workouts, then the gym is the place for you; a wonderful place that allows you to pick and choose from

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a variety of fitness activities on a whim! The purpose of a gym is not simply to give you access to different machines; it’s

to

increase

the

likelihood,

comfort, and relaxation, while you continue exercise to maintain your fitness. Exercise strengthens our body, heart and bones; lowers blood pressure and of course, reduces your body fat. People at Raipur can be now more confident and feel better. The Gear gym, designed by Jain and his team is simply perfect with a special aerobic studio, cardio,

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dumble area, and Sauna, steam and massage zones to shape your body. Getting more exercise will shine a spotlight on your inner, as well as outer beauty and this gym is not only inviting but also interesting, calling you to be fit and fine. D”Stroke Interiors works with well established architectural companies in Raipur. They have ability to provide services in the areas of interior design, project management,

evaluating

client

requirements and procurement of furniture and artworks. d.strokeinteriors@gmail.com

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Design Corner

The master bedroom has rich and classy appeal.

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As

you like it! The uncompromising attitude towards quality and constant up-gradation of technology and trends is the trademark of Ashish Pancholi Architects, Mumbai. The core purpose of the firm is to create spaces that inspire and turn dreams into reality. Ar. Ashish Pancholi treats all his clients as unique individuals and so are his projects. Photo credits: Ravi Kanade (Resi.); Kailash Mohite (Spa)

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W

ith Ar. Ashish Pancholi, Design Matrix enters into a 3 BHK apartment and

a Spa, recently designed by him. We find out that these spaces are indeed inspiring. Let’s move into the fine details and hope you too enjoy the warmth and freshness, filled in these

spaces. 1

Idyllic home Located in Vile Parle, Mumbai, this 3 BHK apartment was designed for the family of three. One essential criterion for the team was to design the home with a distinct feel and soothing

ambience.

The

project

revolves around a clean base theme of white and splashes of colours, unique to each room and the taste of person occupying it. A lot of interesting eyecatching elements make this home an ideal space. While you enter the apartment, the attractive main door is finished with lacquered veneer with ‘Corian’ inlay work and laser cut S.S. grill and

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a handle with the same geometrical pattern, gives a distinctive look. The living space is simply splendour with Statuario Italian marble flooring, sleek furniture customized for the space and cove cuts in the false ceiling with indirect mood lighting. The wide UPVC windows are covered with Roman blinds and are accommodated by silver Travertine Italian marble wall cladding and pelmet. The addition of veneer panel in the ceiling makes the living room look richer. A creatively designed running curvature pattern of ‘Corian’ over lacquer finished veneer and cork wallpaper on LCD wall unit is another striking element in the living space. Customized hanging dining table having a geometrical pattern with a laser cut ‘Corian’ top supported by SS pedestal gives a contemporary look to the dining area. The glass hanging light from lacquer finished veneer 110 DESIGN MATRIX • MAY-JUNE 2016 3

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A creatively designed running curvature pattern of ‘Corian’ over lacquer finished veneer and cork wallpaper on LCD wall unit is the striking element in the living space.

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The son’s bedroom is a reflection of his personality; classy yet bold.

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Customized hanging dining table having a geometrical pattern with a laser cut ‘Corian’ top supported by S. S. pedestal gives a contemporary look.

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The attractive main door is finished with lacquered veneer with ‘Corian’ inlay work and laser cut S.S. grill and a handle with the same geometrical pattern, gives a distinctive look.

5 & 6 The state-of-the-art yet clean line kitchen is fully functional.

ceiling to wall panel complements

use of beige colour composite Italian

the overall eclectic look of the dining

marble in flooring and wall cladding

space.

and use of quartz marble on kitchen

Moving towards the kitchen, it is

platform add on the class. Beige

an open with designer glass concealed

and cappuccino brown back painted

in ‘Corian’ finished partition, acting

glass used on shutters and cabinets

as a visual barrier. The state-of-

complement each other very well.

the-art yet clean line kitchen is

Each bedroom boasts of a style

fully functional with built-in oven,

statement. The master bedroom has

microwave, built-in hob and chimney

rich classy appeal with the use of back

from a trusted brand. The extensive

painted glass panelled wardrobe.

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A very creatively designed ‘Corian’

clean line yet rich in aesthetics by use

finished double bed having leather

of contrasting colours and materials.

cushion back continue with leaf

An alcove sitting area creates a cosy

pattern laser cut headboard merged

corner for relaxation with a niche to

with a cove cut ceiling. Customised

place romantic artifacts.

peacock blue coloured Diwan seating

Toilets are very creatively and

is enhanced by silver Travertine Italian

elegantly designed with separate

marble and pale blue Roman blinds in

dry and wet areas. Extensive use of

the backdrop. Hanging ‘Corian’ shelf

Italian marble wall cladding merged

from lacquered veneer for LCD is

well with highlighter wall tiles in

complementing the decor.

shower cubicles; use of state-of-the-

The son’s bedroom is a reflection

art Italian sanitary fittings and shower

of his personality; classy yet bold. A

system adds to the maximum comfort.

uniquely designed boat shaped double

Backlit laser cut acrylic false ceiling in

bed finished with a fusion of solid

geometrical forms, adds an interesting

acrylic surface and veneer, creates a

element to the toilets.

contemporary feel. A headboard is

Keeping all the aspects in mind, Ar.

designed delicately to go in flow with

Pancholi has created a very soothing

the bed but without losing any comfort

yet fascinating décor that contributes

or purpose of the headboard. A silver

to the soothing ambience.

wallpaper

A spa is an urban sanctuary, where

merges well with the head board;

you can seclude yourself from the

polished veneer and back painted glass

sensory overload of the city life. It

add to the bold look, thin staggered

is a place where you can draw your

shelves fixed on back painted glass

focus inward and foster physical,

for LCD gives a subtle yet rich look.

mental and spiritual rejuvenations.

The textured wooden flooring, adds

Hence, it becomes very important to

warmth to the room.

have a calm and soothing decor with a

floral

peach

coloured

The guest bedroom is simple and

mesmerising ambience in a spa.

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Spa at Chembur The entrance wrapped with soft lights welcomes you. The moment

7 The guest bedroom is simple and clean line yet rich in aesthetics by use of contrasting colours and materials. 8

Toilets are very creatively and elegantly designed with geometrical forms and maximum comfort.

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The foot reflexology area is an open area separated by sliders for the privacy - conscious guests.

you enter the Spa the warm yet toned down lighting in the reception area automatically makes you feel relaxed. An amazing play of light juxtaposes between the off white coloured wave walls and the dark brown polished veneer enhanced by

10 The elegant wooden jali work behind the reception counter and waiting area. acts as a visual barrier and appears to be a characteristic feature with clear aesthetics.

light coloured rustic flooring with dark coloured customised leather

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furniture. The interplay of yellow toned lights on the wave walls is elegant and constantly changing. This atmosphere encourages the feel of tranquillity and meditation. The

elegant

wooden

jali

work

behind the reception counter and waiting area acts as a visual barrier appears to be the characteristic features of the clear aesthetics and fit in harmoniously with the overall impression. The walkway leading to each therapy rooms have wave walls on either side with cove cut ceiling creating a mesmerising effect. To achieve an atmosphere of MAY-JUNE 2016 • DESIGN MATRIX 113

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wellbeing and relaxation, each touch point from The Entrance, check-in, changing, treatment - relaxation, changing and check-out departure naturally flow from one space to another, keeping in mind the privacy of different spaces. The therapy rooms are lit by dim indirect lights to create a supremely relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. The walls of the therapy rooms are covered with dark polished veneer with light toned wooden flooring 11

add up to an unexpected visual interest to the rooms. The therapy beds are very uniquely designed keeping in mind the comfort of guests and therapist both. Face cut-outs are provided in beds with beneath a shelf to place aroma steam so while having back massage therapy, guests shall get comfort and feel the complete relaxation of body and mind both. Steam / shower cubicle provided in the therapy room is separated with toughened frosted glass and is in harmony with therapy room decor. The

Thai

massage

room

is

having bed carved out of a wooden platform. The room is lit by dim indirect light spreading as a wall washer

over

specially

designed

wallpaper is creating soothing and serenity atmosphere. The Sauna room is an essential part

of

Spa

and

guests

need

maximum privacy in that area. So keeping in mind all these aspects, designing and placement of Sauna room was very important, and to achieve it the Sauna room was placed adjacent to Jacuzzi area and in a way that Sauna room can get maximum privacy. The foot reflexology area is an open area separated by sliders for the privacy conscious guests. The dark wooden girders with a backdrop 12

of scroll patterned light blue fabric ceiling provide a calm effect to the

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11 The beige coloured stone walls in the Jacuzzi area complements the overall feel of serenity. 12 The Thai massage room is having bed carved out of a wooden platform. Specially designed wallpaper is creating soothing and serenity atmosphere. 13 The foot reflexology area is an open area separated by sliders for the privacy - conscious guests. 14 The elegant wooden jali work behind the reception counter and waiting area acts as a visual barrier and appears to be a characteristic feature with clear aesthetics. 14

Know the designer

guests and decor both. The luxury of a massaging spa

on various projects from architecture was

to interiors in residential, commercial,

bath becomes inviting with the

established in 1994 by Ar. Ashish

institutional, retail, hospitality and

complete

options

Pancholi after his graduation from

exhibition sectors. Firm has marked

that sets the mood and creates the

L. S. Raheja College of Architecture.

its presence in various cities like

atmosphere of relaxation.

Since then his firm has seen a constant

Mumbai, Lonavala, Pune, Manor, Neral,

relaxing

light

Ashish

Pancholi

Architects

The beige coloured stones walls

steady growth and has today evolved

Rani Falna, Vidhyawadi, Balrai, Surat,

in the Jacuzzi area complements the

into a dedicated young and dynamic

Palitana, Mysore, Raipur, Coimbatore,

overall feel of serenity. The overall

team of architects and designers that

Bhubaneswar and Dubai.

material used and the furniture

focuses on an aesthetical and functional

designs accentuated to the rustic

aspect of spaces. With about 22 years of

ap@ashishpancholiarchitects.com

yet elegant effect.

experience, the firm has abilities to work

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Event Report

FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA 2016, The 6th edition of FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA - International Exhibition & Conference on window, door and façade technology took place in February 2016 at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

O

rganized by NürnbergMesse,

reliable and innovative. With expert

was followed by an informative

the exhibition has continued

presentations on extrusion systems

and

to grow and has attracted

interesting

panel

discussion

for an end to end PVC profile

featuring Ar. Raghavendran, Principal

Industry leaders since its inception

manufacturing,

of

Architect, CRN Architects; Santosh

in 2011. The event has managed

profiles for better performance and

Warick, Director MIDC Fire Service;

to achieve a successful outcome

durability and colour options, the

Devendra Kumar Shami, Fire Adviser,

by providing an effective learning

program gave a deep insight into

Minister of Home Affairs, Govt. of

platform,

with

the whole manufacturing and R &

India and other eminent speakers.

immense networking opportunities.

D process. The general consensus

The session was moderated by Pankaj

The

at the end of the concluding panel

Dharkar from PDA Consultants.

complemented

products

and

solutions

on

led

stabilization

by

Ar.

Panel discussion on “Net Zero

display at the event meet various

discussion

criteria such as sustainability, energy

Mistry was that Vinyl is a preferred

Jagdish

Architecture-Why

efficiency, and durability.

residential window framing material

Important” moderated by Ashish

Facades

Are

With the key themes of energy

and is gaining popularity in the

Rakheja from AEON Consultants

efficiency and sustainability taking

commercial sector owing to its highly-

and featuring illustrious architects

centre stage, the three-day event

efficient performance ratings.

such as Ar. Puran Kumar, Puran

explored and underlined key industry

The main highlight of the event

Kumar Architects, Ar. Kalhan Mattoo,

issues through a series of seminars

was an international seminar on Fire

Planet 3 Studios, Ar. Deepak Mehta,

and programs.

Safety in Glass Façade Buildings

Deepak Mehta Architects, Ar. Kayzad

powered

organized by the FIRE & SECURITY

Shroff, Shroffleon Architects and A

by Koemmerling focused on the

ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (FSAI). The

r. Prashant Sutaria, Prashant Sutaria

“chemistry”

elements

UPVC

keynote address was delivered by

Architects .The intention was to

fenestration

by

highlighting

Andy Dean, Head of Facades WSP/

discuss the potential of the window,

Parsons

door, and façade industry in India and

“FENE

PLAST,”

of

factors, which makes them superior,

Brinckerhoff,

Dubai

and

highlight the fact that there is a lot to explore and innovate. In addition to this, experts from ift

Rosenheim

organized

regular

brief seminars on industry specific topics such as Success with Quality of Windows, Glass, Facades and Doors / Guidelines for installation of windows. The next edition of the show moves to Noida, NCR and will take place from the 23rd-25th February, 2017 once again parallel to ACREX India. L-R: Ashish Rakheja, Ar. Kalhan Mattoo, A r. Prashant Sutaria,

Ar. Kayzad Shroff, Ar. Deepak Mehta & Ar. Puran Kumar

www.frontale-india.com

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CERA

launches

ISVEA in

India

CERA, one of India’s premium home solutions brand, launched Italian luxury designer sanitaryware, ISVEA in India.

I

SVEA creates aesthetic bathroom

designers such as: Meneghello &

spaces with maximum comfort

Paolelli Associati, Nativita Design,

and

House

convenience,

combining

Simone,

Valsecchi,

OMC2

design with technology in the most

Design Studios, Ettore Giordano,

optimum way. Speaking to media at

Genesis Design Studio and SevilAcar.

the recent launch event in Mumbai, CERA’s

Chairman

&

Managing

Director, Vikram Somany told media persons that CERA decided to bring in

Most of the product ranges of ISVEA have bagged design awards, including the prestigious Red Dot. The

technological

advanced

personal hygiene

• Softclose, which is seat cover with noiseless closure. • SterilPlus, which is bacteria-free product. • e-Motion, which is height-adjustable WC and wash basin. Erdem

Cenesiz,

Chairman

of

ISVEA, informed the media that CERA

a luxury range due to the demand by

product features include:

and ISVEA found perfect fit as they

architects and developers, who were

• CleaRim WCs, which is rimless WCs

complement each other. ISVEA would

also looking for a niche product range with the distribution and service back up of CERA. ISVEA; established in 1962 in Italy, the land of fashion and design is better known for its impressive

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for better hygiene. • Aquaplus WCs, which uses just 2.7 litres of water.

be distributed through select outlets throughout India, as it is for those who are looking for a luxury range.

• DecorPlus, which is printed wash basins. • SmartPlus, which comes with built-in

www.cera-india.com www.isveabagno.it/india

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THE BUTLER Made out of solid American willow, ‘The Butler’ is a contemporary take on the valet stand crossed with a sideboard.

T

he American Hardwood Export

the hotel wardrobe / suitcase stand

makers e15, who manufacture much

Council (AHEC), the leading

and create a bespoke piece of

of the practice’s furniture. e15 has

international trade association

furniture that allows travelers to

pioneered the use of solid wood in

for the American hardwood industry,

unpack their belongings easily and

its purest form and has crafted ‘The

has partnered with David Chipperfield

ensure they won’t leave anything

Butler’ out of American willow. The

Architects

and e15 to re-

behind., ‘The Butler’ marks the fifth

team at Wallpaper* travels often and

imagine

collaboration between AHEC and

rarely unpack fully in hotel rooms or

Wallpaper * ’sinnovative

make use of the standard wardrobes

HandmadeExhibition,

and suitcase stands. In an effort to

which has proven to be

re-define the in-room experience

a

to

and make unpacking and re-packing

experiment with American

an effortless and elegant experience,

hardwoods and work with

they commissioned David Chipperfield

some great designers.

Architects to design a contemporary

brilliant

platform

London - basedDavid Chipperf ield A rchitect s

take on the valet stand crossed with a sideboard.

was invited by Wallpaper*

“This was the first time we worked

to design an alternative

with American willow, a wood that

to the traditional hotel

is much softer than e15’s primary

wardrobe and chest of

material European oak, but we are

drawers to tie in with

very satisfied with the result,” says Jan

Wallpaper*

Handmade’s

Philip Holler, Senior Product Designer

theme for 2016 - travel

at e15 who worked on the project.

and

Wallpaper*

He further adds,“With a focus on

hotel. In response, David

premium craftsmanship, the furniture

Chipperfield

Architects

features a number of constructive

have designed the piece

details, such as a gap at the back of

and instructed furniture-

the piece which allows the wood to

the

expand and shrink over time. American willow as the main material was combined with brushed brass, vegetal leather, and Bianco Carrara marble to create a rich mix of materials. This interplay of pure materials creates an intriguing contrast with the reduced, architectural design of Butler.” www.americanhardwood.org www.davidchipperfield.co.uk www.wallpaper.com www.e15.com 118 DESIGN MATRIX • MAY-JUNE 2016

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PRODUCT

H C N U LA Visionnaire unveils new collection at Salon Del Mobile 2016 The Italian Luxury brand Visionnaire for the first time showcased two separate spaces at Salon Del Mobile held recently in Milan, Italy. One new collection was presented in a contemporary Penthouse, with an open concept with no walls to separate the vignettes, instead large bookshelves and architectural wall dividers work as sun breakers among the spaces. There are unique final touches such as the “plisse” and the burnished gold as a symbol of timeless elegance. The second collection is all about American Deco style, inspired by classic American writers – F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Truman Capote and their legendary scenes in the Hamptons; the interior design showcases bright rooms, playing with white and grey colours. www.visionnaire-home.com

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A Trip to the Moon & the Count Vanilla Noir is Scarlet Splendour’s debut collection designed by Italian designer Matteo Cibic. It was launched in the Milan Design Week 2016. The furniture collection is inspired by Indian handicraft of bone and horn inlay and translated into a contemporary fusion of modern polymers and pigments. The collection is reminiscent of movies of the silent era, classic yet fun and a pleasure to return to.

www.scarletsplendour.com

Kutchina introduces the latest range of Gas Hobs Kutchina, one of the pioneers in auto clean chimneys have introduced one of its kind Gas Hobs, best suited for the modern kitchens. The gas hob comes with several salient features like long lasting metallic knob which have been ergonomically designed for a comfortable experience. The hob is equipped with a mechanical timer which gives a liberty to the users to set a time after which the hob needs to stop working. The hob also has a safety feature, a Flame Failure Device, which automatically cuts off the gas supply if the flame goes out, stopping the gas flow. These hobs come with a brass burner, which are efficient and specifically suitable for Indian Hi flame and Simmer cooking. The hobs are made with durable, rust-free material, and includes thoughtful grooves in its design to collect overflow, for easy cleaning of spillage from liquid dishes. www.kutchina.com

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New cushion covers from Icustommadeit.com Enliven the décor of your home with vibrant cushion covers featuring spring summer theme. Printed on dupion, these zesty cushion covers bear floral and Aztec prints on white background. Easy wash care and quality cotton fabric of these covers make them a quality buy. The tropical colours and patterns are visually enriching and render great freshness to the look of the room. These designs are a conglomeration of sophistication and chicness. In the heat of summer, these prints flush the colours indoors to seamlessly match the décor and strike a perfect balance of visual grace and vivid designs.

www.icustommadeit.com

Refresh your abode with Rumors Fine Furnishings Rumors Fine Furnishings the hub of designer and classy furnishings has introduced their trendsetting and ritzy nature-inspired collection this summer. The collection is replete with nature inspired prints and cheerful designs on cotton to suit the taste of contemporary world. Available in beige with combination of natural colors such as light green, yellow, fuchsia the collection brings to you the best of international designs and motifs at very affordable price brackets. The collection is a mix of designs, ranging from intricate flora and fauna patterns to the simple patterns like stripes and checks. www.rumorsindia.in

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GLOSSARY IFC: American Hardwood

Mumbai – 400 057.

Pg. 16 & 17: MRJ Flooring

www.americanhardwood.org

Tel: (022) 2618 7132 / 2613 1442

MRJ Trading Pvt. Ltd.

Email: artifacts@mrjgroup.in

F/201, Shyam Kamal ‘C’ Bldg.,

Pg. 3: Jalaram Veneers & Floors Pvt. Ltd.

Pg. 9: Maruti Sales Corporation

Vile Parle (E),

34/J, Laxmi Ind. Estate,

Janakbada, Moudhapara,

Mumbai – 400 057.

New Link Road, Versova,

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Tel: (022) 2618 7132 / 2613 1442

Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400 053

Tel: 0771 4030707

Email: flooring@mrjgroup.in

Tel: (022) 2632 7733 / 34

Email: marutisalescorp@gmail.com

Wing 1, Agarwal Market,

Pg. 11: Euro Decor Pvt. Ltd.

Pg. 41: Travette Engineered Hardwood Flooring

www.eurodecor.co.in

MRJ Trading Pvt. Ltd.

Email: jalaramvnf@gmail.com

Pg. 4: LG Hi-Macs

F/201, Shyam Kamal ‘C’ Bldg., Wing 1,

New Patel Sawmill Group 204/B, Vertex Vikas, Sir M V Road,

Pg. 13: Uniply Ind. Ltd.

Agarwal Market, Vile Parle (E),

Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400 069.

No. 5, Branson Garden Street,

Mumbai – 400 057.

Tel: (022) 2683 3377 / 0952

Kilpauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 010

Tel: (022) 2618 7132 / 2613 1442

Email: decorexsol@gmail.com

Tel: 91 44 2660 5995

Email: flooring@mrjgroup.in

Pg. 5: Cera

www.uniply.in

IBC: FINfloor Laminated Flooring

Pg. 14: Concept Dekor

MRJ Trading Pvt. Ltd.

Pg. 7: Lamineer

Surface Dekor (India) Pvt. Ltd.

F/201, Shyam Kamal ‘C’ Bldg.,

Beside Mandi Gate,

Gala No. 28/29, New Satguru Ind. Estate,

Wing 1, Agarwal Market,

Pandri, Raipur,

Jay Coach, Goregaon (E),

Vile Parle (E),

Chhattisgarh, India

Mumbai 400063

Mumbai – 400 057.

Tel: (0771) 4046414

Email: surfacedekor@gmail.com

Tel: (022) 2618 7132 / 2613 1442

Email: info@uniply.in www.cera-india.com

Email: flooring@mrjgroup.in

Email: lamineershop@gmail.com

Pg. 15: Antique Laminates Pg. 8: Le Cdeor

Surface Dekor (India) Pvt. Ltd.

BC: MRJ FlexStone

MRJ Trading Pvt. Ltd.

Gala No. 28/29, New Satguru Ind.

8/M, Laxmi Ind. Estate,

F/201, Shyam Kamal ‘C’ Bldg.,

Estate, Jay Coach, Goregaon (E),

New Link Road, Versova,

Wing 1, Agarwal Market,

Mumbai 400063

Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400 053

Vile Parle (E),

Email: surfacedekor@gmail.com

Tel: (022) 2631 6343 / 44

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