When it came to designing a small office space for my own business, the first thing that flashed was that the design should be something in perfect match with the present day trends. I knew that as against the earlier days, today the designers need to study each and every aspect of the actual business requirements for individual cases.They have to present designs that are not only very appealing, attractive, and astutely purposeful but also very effective in terms of cost. They also take methodical advantage of the advanced technology and aim atusing every inch of the available space in orderto obtain maximum cost efficiency. Over and above everything, the very look of the space should speak for the business of the users.
Since it was my own studio office I was going to design, I knew my requirements very clearly. I also knew that the design of a workplace is directly related to the success of a business and, therefore, it was imperative that I weave-out an ideal design that not only appeals to the aesthetic sense but reflects much more than what meets the eye.For my studio office, I had my own models too. First and foremost, I visualized my studio as an open studio with white apartments. The colour concepts for the studios too were clear in my mind and I could plan a very strategic design for a cool, appealing, spacious yet a compact studio.Minute details and exact plan layouts notwithstanding, one thing was certain that the limestone exterior would be restored to its original state. Colours for the material and metals should also be a perfect blend of the traditional and modern textures. About the furniture arrangements again, I had certain plans in my mind. I would prefer to accommodate both vintage and the modern in the furniture. Surrounded by white walls and ceilings, the furniture items would be in perfect shades and settings in a very fitting contrast with the white walls. My concepts were very clear about the placement of the furniture items too.
Contributed by Rohit Saigal
Complete Article and Images are available in Building Giants Aug 2013 Issue