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The highlight of this show apartment is its completely bespoke trait, where everything from furniture and wall cladding to art was tailored specifically for this narrative. We entered into several collaborations with artists and product designers to fulfil this objective. The aesthetic direction can be described as controlled luxury, articulated through Wabi Sabi with a touch of colour for added vibrancy. The programme is a compact, 1,800-sq-ft 4-bedroom flat, targeted towards an upper middle-class demographic. The design endeavour was also to demonstrate optimal use of space without sacrificing comfort or functionality. A crockery unit tucked smartly behind the dining ensemble, a compact washbasin near the dining area, openable dressing units in all bedrooms and roomy wardrobes are some instances of this thought direction. Softer layers added through art and surface finishes add an aspirational note to the interiors. A striking copper-finish art piece occupies centrestage of the living room narrative, while other rooms feature commissioned pieces by Vijay Roy. Visual textures, added through fluted Indian travertine expanses, brass patties and upholstered wall panelling featuring thread-work weave rich details into the design vocabulary.