Space Within A Space

Kanhai Gandhi Neemesh Shah And Shresth Kashyap


A national award winning project by KNS Architects, Nolte’s Mumbai showroom matches the German kitchen and furniture brand’s sensibility with panache. Architects Kanhai Gandhi, Neemesh Shah and Shresht Kashyap conceptualised the showroom as an exhibition space held in a warehouse, where the showroom would not be a mere display area but a defined space that emulates the products and its design sensibility. The design texture is quite mechanical, based on the impression of the country where the brand is based. The entire space includes raw-finished materials and industrial inspired forms that fill the portions above the display zones. The display zones are kept neutral to accentuate the products. The two tone paint on the walls, the overall structure and the expansive ceiling along with the river washed granite floor offer a neutral background to heighten the impressions of the products displayed in the bedroom and kitchen sections. To ensure that the showroom can be modified, exposed open ceiling and moveable partitions allow the indoor configurations to be more flexible, as required for season based furniture arrangements.