Of the several adjectives that appear to brain when a single walks into the sumptuously fashionable Maritime Push condominium of Cecilia Morelli and Rohan Parikh—sweeping, striking, inviting, vibrant—khichdi is not a person. Yet Cecilia references the desi dish, as well as the French slang word bordel (“chaos”) to describe her lately renovated residence. The two-story, 5,000-sq.-foot home unites worldwide and neighborhood sensibilities in a classy manner that’s unabashedly “glocal,” so to speak. The final result: a refined nevertheless snug dwelling for the family—which consists of the couple’s six-12 months-old, Gaia, and two dogs—that is both of those respectful of tradition but not solely sure by it. It is Paris satisfies Palm Springs meets Los Angeles fulfills Mumbai.
A co-founder of Le Mill, a 10 years-aged multi-brand name thought retailer for manner and house decor, the 39-year-aged half-French, fifty percent-Italian Cecilia fused her multicultural, multi-metropolis upbringing with her adopted homeland’s architectural and artisanal aesthetic. Ten decades immediately after relocating into her 1930s-era Art Deco household, she had the option to combine her present apartment with the a person upstairs an exciting prospect, due to the fact Cecilia likes absolutely nothing extra than to design and style interiors. “I am a mad human being who falls asleep at night visualizing the area I am making,” she suggests. “I place the objects in the area in my mind—I do not require to see them physically—and I can place them. That’s how my mind operates.”
The Parikhs realized they preferred to retain their apartment’s maritime heritage, and use community crafts and elements to underpin a strong architectural language. They also preferred their major artwork assortment to have satisfaction of put. Samuel Barclay of Mumbai-dependent organization Situation Style was the evident option to aid comprehend their vision. “I needed a dwelling that was pure, and by that, I mean a purity in [terms of the] use of products,” states Cecilia. “I understood that Circumstance could carry the very best out of a content, no matter whether it is wooden or plaster or cast iron or solid bronze. They are men and women who actually deeply respect the modernist heritage of Indian design and style that is often forgotten in new developments and new architecture.”
Barclay, who knew Cecilia each professionally and personally (Le Mill sells Case Design items) states that the task was a meeting of the minds. “It was trying to blend their aspirations for a house and our thoughts about room and materiality.” He notes that, historically, Marine Push apartments tended to be fairly compartmentalized. The Parikhs wanted totally free-flowing rooms that opened to the see. Barclay, fellow architect Dhwani Mehta, and designer Paul Michelon—all from Case Design—joined the two flats by means of sculptural forged-in-spot concrete and IPS (Indian Patent Stone), to build a formal residing and dining place around a pantry-cum-kitchen area, with a much more relaxed loved ones room and bedrooms upstairs. The downstairs also homes Rohan’s workplace and an en-suite visitor room, though the upstairs contains Cecilia’s office environment area, Gaia’s delightful tree home playroom, an try to eat-in utility location, and Cecilia’s generous closet.
Getting inspiration from BV Doshi and Le Corbusier, as nicely as modern factors in Indian design and style, the flooring are IPS-imbued with organic coloration pigments formulated by Malene Bach, the Copenhagen-based mostly visual artist, and crafted by Rameshwar Bhadhwa and his agency, Mortar Building. Bach and Mehta toiled along with Gujarati artists to devise just the suitable hues for the pale-inexperienced staircase, the deep purple in the enclosed lower-degree balcony, and tailor made-designed silicate paint for all the partitions in the household. The family’s rest room tiles are handmade and sourced from Moroccan artisans. The woodwork retains some of the unique Burma teak from 1932 that can be observed in the door frames. Michelon created quite a few parts of bespoke furniture, which include a stone console in front of a sea-facing window that took 6 months to produce. Scenario also built every single mild change, doorway deal with, and keyhole, although performing together with Poonaram Suthar of Vishwakarma Household furniture on the carpentry. The art—which reads like a laundry listing of some of the most vital present-day artists in India and abroad, like Shilpa Gupta, Bharti Kher, Jitish Kallat, Sudarshan Shetty, Goutam Ghosh, Oscar Murillo, and Amitesh Shrivastava—acts as a best complement.