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Chair showroom makes SBID awards shortlist

A chair showroom is among the finalists of The Society of British and International Design’s International Design Awards.

Office Ideas in Mumbai was designed by KNS Architects and is among the finalists in the Retail Design category.

‘This chair showroom has been designed as a gallery, where the products become the artwork. Hexagonal forms are the primary design inspiration. This basic geometry is used to derive different forms by breaking the symmetry, stretching and pulling the form for a more playful variation. These variations are then played at different levels to create platforms of varying sizes; highlighted and differentiated with the use of solid and translucent surfaces. These add movement to the space and create a dramatised setup for the products to be perceived at different levels. A volume perceived as ceiling hung is designed to break the overall monotony of the space. This cantilevered volume houses the back office and meeting rooms. Materials such as wood, lamination and mirrors are used to add warmth, depth and a unified feel to the space. The design provides creates a neutral yet playful setting with an artistic blend of material and forms.’

The awards can be voted for online at the internationaldesignexcellenceawards website.