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Mirage by Material Immaterial :Provoked by the work of Carlos Scarpa, the Italian architect, Material Immaterial moulded Mirage.

Maison Déco by MuseLAB Design Engine:We walk through the residence Maison Deco by MuseLAB Design Engine, the Mumbai-based Design Studio.

Shizusan by Patch Design Studio :Designed by Patch Design Studio, Shizusan was inspired by the typical Asian Shophouse.

The Embroidered Collection by Rooshad Shroff :Mumbai-based designer Rooshad Shroff on the realisation of The Embroidered Collection and the techniques involved.

Apartment 701 by SHROFFLEóN :SHROFFLEóN Type: Interior Design Architects Kayzad Shroff and Maria Leon explain how their design process is led by materials

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Showcase 11 Dec 2018

CQ Round-up: 5 Designers explain how their projects were realised

Shocking as it may seem, products of good design rarely ever materialise as fully formed, aesthetically pleasing and functional entities. Through a series of conversations with CQ, designers explain how they were able to turn a thought or concept into a finished project.

Some designers visualise a project they want to see actualised and seek out tools, techniques and materials to achieve it. Some are inspired by materials and conceptualise a project to work around them. Each has their own set of beliefs and ideals regarding their craft. These are a few of 2018’s most notable case studies, narrated by the designers themselves.

1. Mirage by Material Immaterial

Nitin Barchha and Disney Davis are the design duo behind Material Immaterial, a product design studio that focuses primarily on a concept or idea, and materials that can achieve that design. Disney explains, “the idea is at the forefront, and material is immaterial.” The pair speak about their design philosophies and walk us through their line “Mirage”, a series of door handles made of concrete and inspired by the Italian architect, Carlos Scarpa.

Mirage by Material Immaterial :Provoked by the work of Carlos Scarpa, the Italian architect, Material Immaterial moulded Mirage.

Take a look at the Q&A with CQ here.

2. Maison Déco by MuseLAB Design Engine

A conversation with MuseLAB Design Engine, the studio behind the Art-Deco-inspired Maison Déco apartment. Opulence meets homeliness in this three bedroom living space that is fashioned after the popular 1920s art style. MuseLAB shows us around the apartment and explains the thought process that went into decorating it. Why Art Deco? Why use three types of stone in a single room flooring? Why introduce accent pieces like flying pigs and brass lions to this vintage aesthetic?

Maison Déco by MuseLAB Design Engine:We walk through the residence Maison Deco by MuseLAB Design Engine, the Mumbai-based Design Studio.

Check out the fashionable Maison Déco apartment here.

3. Shizusan by Patch Design Studio

What do you get when you're asked to transform a space in an old pre-existing Mill compound into a home-cum-shop for a make-believe character? Shizusan.

Shizusan is the restro-bar designed by Patch Design Studio for the fictional character Shizu, a traveller that roams southeast Asia collecting maps, recipes and other memorabilia. Architects Rika Chaudhry and Ipsit Patel walk us through the place and explain how it came to look so much like an authentic Asian Shophouse without relying on played out stereotypes.

Shizusan by Patch Design Studio :Designed by Patch Design Studio, Shizusan was inspired by the typical Asian Shophouse.

Explore the two-floor home of Shizu here.

4. The Embroidered Collection by Rooshad Shroff

Designer Rooshad Shroff was able to create a new type of artisanal craft and furniture upholstery – wood embroidery. Indian design is no stranger to woodwork or thread work. The Embroidered Collection combines both practices, resulting in a series of wooden furniture that also acts as a canvas for needlework. Cotton threads are laced through the pieces using a grid of holes, forming various patterns and designs inspired by agates, a type of semi-precious stone.

The Embroidered Collection by Rooshad Shroff :Mumbai-based designer Rooshad Shroff on the realisation of The Embroidered Collection and the techniques involved.

In this video, Rooshad Shroff allows us to view the collection while explaining the techniques involved in its realisation.

5. Apartment 701 by SHROFFLEóN

Apartment 701 plays host to a number of materials including marble, metal, wood, glass, copper foil and silk wallpaper. Does that sound chaotic? Yes. Is it? No.

On the contrary, this space comes together quite harmoniously. Rather than being led by a concept or plan, SHROFFLEóN architects Kayzad Shroff and Maria Leon allow materials to dictate their design choices. Rooms and private spaces were fashioned to reflect each member of the family's personal aesthetic while still cooperating with each other.

Apartment 701 by SHROFFLEóN :SHROFFLEóN Type: Interior Design Architects Kayzad Shroff and Maria Leon explain how their design process is led by materials

Kayzad and Maria take us through the apartment and all it has to offer here.

That’s it for 2018’s most interesting case studies. CQ is sure to bring you more next year. Check out other round-ups for 2018, here.

 

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