Drawings

Project: Theory.
Location: Kamala mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Status: Built
Area: 8676 sq.ft.
Design Team: Manasi Punde, Aparna Dhareshwar, Surabhi Dahivalkar, Sameep Padora, Sandy Patwa, Aniket Umaria.

A largely restrained spatial experience, Theory in deep tones of leather and the charred wood backdrop sequence an experience that speaks of an understated opulence. The darkness of the black is not about colour as much as about  a tactile texture. This is the backdrop to allow for the events of the space to unfold against. The ubiquitous bar made of compressed coal, the ceiling from sandstone cladding, turn conventional material choices on their head, figuratively and literally . The charred wood cladding is punctuated by strips of polished brass and leather upholstery adding textural highlights to the deep black shell.