Mumbai Storefront for Furniture

Mumbai, 2015

we designed the interior and a line of furniture for a new mumbai storefront, various at dhobi talao, which assembles a collection of carefully detailed works of furniture, objects, and sensitively fashioned foods & uses projects at the intersection of art and architectural practice to generate a dialogue about design process and modes of making.

With the craft of furniture and food in mind for the store, the adaptive reuse of an old 1940s built bar touches the space lightly, polishing the existing kadappah-kota marquee floor and reglazing an art deco window grill, hanging a mild steel track-pin system for custom shaped brass spotlight fittings from retrofitted steel slab supports, and using a series of teakwood fins to mediate the transition from the exterior façade to the interior space, inserting shelves into the thickness of the void. The inserts are simple, crafted to support the existing space, and to redefine it for possibility while upholding its history.