An Incense of Traditions
The client’s enterprise provides traditional hand-block printed apparels, upholstery, home & table linen and accessories to a niche clientele of Europe & Jaipur. He needed this space to provide a luxurious shopping and business experience for the buyers. His brief was translated into a space where there is a dialogue between the old and the new. The design language and vocabulary celebrates Rajasthani architecture, the Mughal & Moroccan influences on it and the art of block printing which is materialized authentically in both material and workmanship.
The architectural inspirations expressed on modern lines such as ceilings with gardana, jaali, paan patta plaster moldings, lipai (mud like plastered walls), mehraab (arches), chhatri (domes) and bageecha (mughal garden) give the space its key identity. Traditional portrayal of motifs of flora and fauna, are conspicuous throughout the space in art forms, wallpapers and upholstery. The space carries contemporary expressions of the traditional art & craft techniques- weaving with jute threads on khaat’, swarna patra work (gold leafing), arayesh work and hand crafted blue pottery tiles. The area houses two entrance lobbies, a sprawling display & discussion area, landscape, water body and four mockup areas- master bedroom, kid’s bedroom, lounge & dining.
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