Home and Art

Better Interiors|April 2020

Home and Art
Functionality meets bold design for a memorable shopping experience at furniture store Olvvi Lifestyle in Vadodara, courtesy the creative minds from The Cross boundaries.
NIHARIKA JOSHI

An elliptical mirror that reflects the warmth of a brick wall. A natural teakwood writing table sitting against a woven cane panel. An exquisite, hand-polished bed illuminated under the wash of a curiously bent ceiling light… These are sumptuous glimpses of Vadodara-based Olvvi Lifestyle, a luxury furniture store brought to life by architect Harsh Boghani who heads The Cross boundaries.

The initial brief from the client required a fresh new language focusing on a variety of furniture set-ups that would appeal to a diverse clientele. Harsh and his team took the opportunity to create a multi-layered retail experience that moves through different scales of experiences, from intimate coves to a dramatic, larger-than-life display. The designers worked with existing furniture compositions, adding their own inspired touches along the way.

The first thing you’ll notice when you enter the Olvvi Lifestyle store is how each object and furniture piece is displayed in a natural, home-like setting, embraced by abundant greens. “We have designed the entire shop floor as an array of alcoves containing specific furniture exhibits, in unique and customised backdrops. From ideal living room and bedroom arrangements to individual pieces of furniture, the showroom showcases products in both mundane as well as extraordinary ways,” explains Harsh. A muted palette of greys and deep earthy tones are used to highlight some spaces, while the rest of the store is a riot of colours and textures.

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