Client's brief: To create a state-of-the-art Lounge for dignitaries at the Mumbai International Airport.
This Lounge has always been an essential part of the airport infrastructure. ABM had designed and executed it in the past, and was invited to redesign it with a new look.
The challenge was to create a contemporary lounge with an Indianized look and feel. The space planning was done such that after one passes security, they enter the dining area with the main seating space. The conference room, VIP areas, private rooms and bedrooms are on the periphery.
Location: Mumbai, India
Completed: November 2021
Total Area: 5000 sq. ft.
Design Team: Ashok Solanki, Milind Panchal, Shruja Pathak, Shreya Chheda
While the primary material palette includes grey and beige marble, the space is lifted with bolder warm colors found in the leather, cushions, lamps, rugs and textures.
The dining area is separated from the main seating area for privacy with a straight, full height screen. The screen takes inspiration from a traditional jail. The doors are nine feet high, and are designed with a mirror surround.
Artwork that originated from Terminal 1A, has been given, then restored and reappropriated for the lounge. These include paintings by Brinda Miller, Suresh Muthukulam paired with artefacts, hand carved wooden ceiling panels from 19th-20th Century Gujarat and various hand painted chests.
Materials, products and manufacturers:
Marble: Akash Marble
Sanitaryware: Jaquar, Hindware
Fabrics: Arc One, Stanley Leather, Bharat Furnishings
Rugs : Jaipur Rugs, Arc One
Decorative Lights : OMA
Artefacts : OMA, Address Home
Artwork : Brinda Miller, Suresh Muthukulam