Victorian Whisper – A mood board of subtle nuances & artistry all around | Robust Studio | Vadodara
The epitome of elegance and sophistication in Vadodara’s financial hub, a distinguished 1100 square feet office space for the founder of leading financial service expert Capgains Pvt. Ltd. is meticulously designed by the lead designer & founder of Robust Studio, Mrugini Pandya. Nestled in the heart of a posh area, this interior masterpiece takes us back to the grandeur of the Victorian era, encapsulating a sense of timeless royalty.
“It was a perfect canvas for us. We first fell in love with the location, the view & the abundant natural light this place has so we immediately decided to maintain the warmth & the richness of the space, not in a show-off kind of way, but a deeper quality.” says Miss Pandya.
She continues “We feel blessed to have a young client who has spent a good amount of time wandering European streets so it was very easy for us to take him on board with our serene-victorian style inspired approach to the design.”
By having this clear concept, the entire space has dominant pristine white tones with subtle accents of black, creating a striking contrast that exudes both modernity and classical charm.
As you make your way through the corridor entrance, your gaze will be captivated by the intricately detailed wall mouldings & an European-style cornice.
The ornate entrance with earthy black broken tile patterns in flooring transports you back to an era of British sophistication. The company logo, which is prominently displayed on a rich circular backlit teak wood panel, is surrounded by Doric-style pillars and an entablature.The adjoining corridor wall has a small but an inviting pocket of greenery with striking black and white photo frames above.
The remaining 1,000 square feet of the office space is creatively divided with a wooden and glass partition, creating two distinct areas. On one side, you’ll find the reception area, workspace for two, a waiting area, a pantry, and a bathroom.
The reception table is predominantly white, with a touch of veneer finish for a natural look. It’s adorned with a black deco finish on top, where a sleek metal pole light emerges from a cantilevered part of a top. On the back of the reception is a storage unit with cane shutters & a company name in a black metal above it.
Besides that there’s a waiting area with two gigantic royal chairs with black leather upholstery taking this space up a notch.
The coffered ceiling in the reception area is a true masterpiece of craftsmanship. It features intricate detailing and a cornice that adds an elegant touch to the space. Within the coffered ceiling, milk finish light spheres are randomly placed, creating a soft and inviting ambiance.
The workstation accommodates two people, with a unique feature of a curved pocket of green that adds a refreshing and vibrant touch to the workspace. A long horizontal desk light, secured with a metal rod, illuminates the workstation. Essential facilities like panty & bathroom are smartly hidden behind a wall paneling, maintaining the clean and organized look of the office space.
The founder’s cabin boasts a breathtaking, three-sided panoramic view of the city. This provides an incredible backdrop to the entire space, allowing natural light to flood in and offering an inspiring atmosphere.
On one side of the cabin, there’s the cozy sitting arrangement with a pure white sofa unit placed on a d’decor rug, which not only complements the furniture but also adds warmth and style to the area. The stone top center table & a matt black finished coffee table has stolen the spotlight with a single unique wooden leg.
The mandir is cleverly integrated into a column, completely hidden by a circular cane cut-outs in the shutter. This design ensures that the space remains secular.
Along with the sofas, there’s a bespoke piece of furniture, a console table, featuring solid wooden spheres as handles, adding a decorative and artistic touch to the space.In one corner of the cabin, you’ll find a fiddle-leaf fig plant and a Chinese evergreen plant. These plants not only provide a pop of greenery but also contribute to a refreshing and lively atmosphere.
The designer passed a challenge in creating a director’s desk, a complete white 8ft long L-shaped stone top with an artistic giant wooden leg. This desk is big enough for workspace yet not singularly dominating the entire space and merging well with the surrounding.
The robust studio displayed their true design passion by meticulously detailing every aspect of the space from entrance to its core, maintaining a harmonious balance between minimalism & layered design.
“This space is a true testament to the fusion of history, opulence and contemporary design.” – Mr. Vishal Mehta (client)
Project Name : Victorian Whisper
Design Firm : Robust Studio
Principal Architect /Founder : Ar. Mrugini Pandya
Design Team : Ar. Mrugini Pandya, Id. Komal Parmar
Client : Capgains Professional solution Pvt Ltd.
Project Category : Office Interior Design
Project Location : Vadodara, Gujarat
Project Size : 1100 Sq. Ft
Photography Credits : Pixellus Photography
Content Credit : I.R.Rodriguez