Daberg Office Interiors
Worli, Mumbai, India
Type: Work Space
Design Team: Ipsit Patel, Rika Chaudhry
Project Size: 2,500 Sq. ft.
Program: Office space for the team at Dalberg Global Development Advisors.
The site is housed in Worli and the office has been conceived for a strategic advisory firm who are dedicated to global development. The client’s brief was to create an unconventional office with ample open spaces unlike their run-of-the-mill old office.
The key aim was to make it indigenous without making it superfluous. The use of hand woven katran chairs and clay pieces, heritage tiles and colourful Irani chairs, reflect the informal atmosphere that the client’s brief stated. Step one involved keeping off monotonous cabins and creating an open plan for the office. Secondly, the main central workspace is aligned at an angle to accommodate more workstations. The left out triangular spaces double up as informal meeting and breakout zones. Overhead custom made task lights placed directly above the workstations accentuate the sharp 45 degree angle. Reused glass partitions, recycled ropes and wood, were juxtaposed to form an envelope for the conference room. Recycled katran ropes made of waste fabrics create an organic element amidst all the rectilinear forms. A feature wall, painted in the firms brand colours adorns the entrance foyer. Handmade clay pieces used to make the wall mounted Dalberg company signage and colourful heritage tiles on the floor exemplify the design intent of departing from creating a generic mass produced office space.