New Delhi / 2019 / Area 3200 sq. ft.
Team : Vritima Wadhwa, Vivek Kumar, Prakriti Jain
Artisan Lab is a concept home décor store and café spanning two storeys, and a space especially designed for curated collections.The concept revolves around minimalism and discovering the space gradually, where arched openings unfold each space, one at a time. The idea is for a visitor to slow down, browse through products and get some cake and coffee at the café. Defined by a palette of dusty pinks, whites and greys, this space explores the use of simple geometry. A solid wood door and seamless staircase lead you up to the retail space. The doors and windows, largely slide-fold in nature, are sleek mild steel frames with natural lacquer and fluted glass. While parts of the shelving are also slender mild steel assemblies, the other shelves are matte white platforms that seamlessly blend into the walls.
Accents of mango wood in the panelling on furniture and walls, arches adorned in a pale pink terrazzo like finish, circular cut outs in space and clear round glass pavers accentuate the strong sense of geometry. Playful elements such as a large sheesham wood swing and hand etched white walls panels with muted foliage like illustrations highlight the space.The second floor hosts the café with a smaller retail area and has an delightful indoor sun-lit juliette balcony. A long sheesham wood community table with a large indoor planter brings life to this floor.