Walk through this New Delhi apartment… only to walk out as an art aficionado… |
Joya Nandurdikar and Amrita Guha, Partners of Untitled Design Consultants take us on a virtual tour of Indian arts and crafts via their transformation of an old 3,640 sq. ft. Delhi apartment into a vibrant art haven…
Customising the renovation for a flamboyant and aesthetically-inclined client through a judicious blend of tradition and modernity, the design evolves on a concept of promoting ethnic arts and crafts in a globalized language – a perfect antidote to reflect the homeowners’ lifestyle. The designers’ familiarity with the homeowner’s preferences and freedom of handling the project manifests in a bold narrative of essentials expressed through a wide spectrum of works of art in a unique manner…creating an eclectic flavour of exquisite taste and personal touch.
Civil changes in keeping with the client’s requirements and height restrictions are diligently addressed to reconfigure space. Keeping art close to the heart, each confined space is defined by an authentic art highlight… also acts as a subtle but consistent reminder of India’s rich cultural heritage. The entire house is dotted with bright and bold silhouettes of eye-catching art forms like paintings, murals, sculptures… etc., sourced from celebrity artists.
Furniture pieces like tables, cabinets, chairs, bedside tables, partitions…are designed as individual art accents - perhaps to grab eyeballs in the basic monotoned colour scheme of white Italian marble, dull grey or beige walls, pastel drapes and upholstery and an array of browns in the generous use of natural wood. Exploitation of wood finishing techniques like veneer marquetry and inlay work; gold/silver leafing and the like strike a luxurious chord juxtaposed as it is with a stained cement plaster finish in the spa asserts the belief of finding…. perfection in imperfections.
Geometrical patterns add dynamism …whilst occasional use of high-end materials like Mango Onyx emit an air of gleaned indulgence in this veritable arty abode. However, this does not overlook sustainable options, where applicable – so we have energy conservation wall washers, down lighters and decorative light fittings selected judiciously. Even thermal glazing and VRV system for the air-conditioner is installed for sustainable energy consumption.
Creating an indigenous style via subtle modifications in contemporary furniture… the artistically-inclined design is sure to inspire you to pursue a crash course on incorporating art into design... enriching your knowledge of Indian art traditions. check out the images on indiaartndesign.com
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