Mid-century modern aesthetic are both formal and organic; stylized with a certain effortlessness integrated with nature and open floor plans. The design and planning principles of this style snugly fit the design brief for this 4BHK apartment in Sion; that entailed partly refurbishing and up-cycling existing furniture pieces. The entrance of the aesthetically appealing apartment leads to the foyer, cordoned off by fluted glass panel pivoted doors in a black stained birchply, which delineates the kitchen on the right. The foyer is painted in a bluish green colour which continues on the shorter walls in the main living area. The flooring is in white composite and grey quartz. The idea was to create a rug in patterned stone which flows from the foyer and peeks into the living area. The formal living room is a confluence of beautifully tufted sofas and restored cane furniture from the 1940s that belongs to the client’s mother. Glass tops of existing teakwood center tables have been retrofitted with tiles.
“The 700sftcentral plus-shaped space which houses the foyer, the formal living room, the dining table, a den and a (very) large library unit was the biggest challenge that we had,” says Huzefa Rangwala, Director of MuseLAB. The suar wood dining table sourced from Kurla is set against a sideboard with a creased fascia in CNC milled teak wood.