Architecture Discipline has designed the transformation of a small residence, turned it into a retail store with teal walls and gold accents.
Located in Jodhpur, India, the building is an adaptive reuse of a conventional old city structure, with the northern facade masked in weathering steel which corresponds to the color and texture of the regional red sandstone.
The interior of the retail store, named ‘Forest Essentials’, was inspired by Art Deco, however, it has been updated with a contemporary design by exaggerating color schemes and proportions.
The designers mention, “The interiors are covered in a pastel green color which happens to belong to the brand’s festive catalogue”. Although the walls are pastel green, the light transforms them into a teal blue.
The introduction of brass and gold in the shelving, lighting, and spiral stairs, is representative of Art Deco design elements and is associated with the traditional interior finishes of Jodhpur.
The custom-designed shelves, which are painted with a gold finish, are mounted to the wall, while cabinets underneath provide storage for additional products.
The use of velvet and suede in the furniture brings a luxurious feeling to the space, while the floor is made from hand-cut and wax polished linoleum, which is an adaptation of an old mosaic inspired flooring pattern.