Neeta Kumar known for her anti-minimal and passionately original approach to design brings her eclectic style to the Capital City
Located at the Delhi Design District on Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, the 7,000 sqft store is evocative of Kumar’s highly individualistic and eclectic design sensibilities. The design of the store is an amalgamation of design influences from around the world – be it the glorious confluence of Islamic structure with Hindu ornamentation in the Charminar, the austere grace of the Gothic quatrefoil, or the mesmerising vectors of Art Deco.
Kumar’s Inhabit is strictly anti-minimalist. It revels in its maximalist aesthetic, as it draws the onlooker to a world of carved wooden pillars, colourful carved life-sized candle stands, intricate iron screens, cane screens with arched tops, embellished walls, ornate floor lamps, all create a charming otherworldly environment. While on one end you see highly embellished walls full of details, on the other hand, you have exposed brick walls. Kumar thus cleverly juxtaposes a richly crafted look with the shabby chic. The neutral flooring plays host to exquisitely crafted eclectic pieces of furniture that make an eye-catching spectacle.
“The most thrilling part of designing this Bespoke luxury series was to keep it timeless. The quest was to attain detail and uncompromising quality using a vast material palette. It took almost 12-14 months to generate this line of luxury designs,” says Kumar.
The furniture pieces made of reclaimed teak wood are a blend of classic characteristics and silhouettes with modern sensibilities across styles and moods. The vision was to sustain “Make in India” while giving a tough competition to the mindset of importing furniture.