Showcasing bespoke designs and finest bath and surfaces brands from across the world, Keha Casa’s experience centre in Bangalore is a perfect amalgamation of design and style catering to luxurious living spaces. Beautifully crafted niches, represent the e
One step into Keha Casa, and the humdrum of the outer world fades away while you are transported into a world of beauty and luxury design. Showcasing the finest bath and surfaces brands, Keha Casa’s visionaries Kekin Shah and Hameed Khan along with P.C. Mallappa, have recently launched a sprawling 8000 sq. ft. experience centre at Bengaluru’s prominent Kensington Road in Ulsoor. Along with the founders inputs and the expertise of architect Vikram Phadke, the store has been designed to reflect the reverence for art and architecture, with iconic features that are influenced by old worlds and new ideas. “The entire space is meant to resonate a feeling of purity and transparency, enabling an expression that is seamless. The focus was to create a perfect mix of design and style and
ensuring that style comes naturally with it,” say Kekin Shah and Hameed Khan, Founders of Keha Casa. The store houses luxury brands such as SICIS, antoniolupi, Giovanni Barbieri,THG Paris, Devon & Devon, Lithos Design and Mutina among others.
A contemporary stark facade with ornate handles set in gold, lead the way to a world of glamour and style. Spread over three levels, the objective was to create an experience that showcases rich and luxurious lines on the ground floor, semi classic brands on the mid level and contemporary cutting edge material and finishes on the upper level. Well-known interior designer Vinita Chaitanya has added finishing touches with carefully selected soft furnishings, accessories and art objects.
Tying all these levels together beautifully, is a monolithic glass staircase designed by Carlo Santambrogio, Milan, which invites intrigue and sets the tone of openness and ethereality. Appearing as though suspended, the staircase extends till the second floor. Completing this picture, emotive lights by Davide Groppi are hung from double height mirrored ceiling by SICIS, which narrate a story in a simplistic, modern language.
Through a sequence of micro setups for each brand, the user moves from one mood to the next. “The fundamental design came out of the needs of the client. The overall space did define the limits of the design, for example, how much of product could fit per floor. Lastly, the product itself had a major part in dictating the design. Sizes, colour, volume- these elements had an impact on the design,” explains Vikram Phadke.
Currently, Keha Casa’s flagship store in Bengaluru will not only cater to its discerning clientele in the city but customers across India. “We chose Bengaluru because it is a cosmopolitan city. It is an evolving city as far as home and design industry is concerned. People from all across the country travel here to shop. However, we are initiating plans to open more Keha Casa stores all across the country in the near future,” Hameed Khan shares. Design & Architecture Hameed Khan & Vikram Phadke
Project Management & Execution M/s.Waterworks, Chennai
Flooring & wall surfaces Sicis
Devon & Devon
Glass staircase Carlo Santambrogio
Hameed Khan, Kekin Shah & P C Mallapa Kekin Shah and Hameed Khan, Founders, Keha Casa say, “The existing industry focuses on the commercial aspect of the business but we focused on concept marketing by creating an experience centre. The idea was to present the viewpoint of modern luxury to modern India, a sphere we feel isn’t appropriately addressed yet in the current market. We wanted to create standards for the industry to follow.”
“The biggest task was the curation of the product line, as each brand has hundreds if not thousands of products to choose from. To showcase the best was the toughest challenge and Hameed has pulled off this feat with aplomb!” says Vikram Phadke