FANTASY meets Reality
Gaurav Gupta’s new flagship store in Mehrauli is an extension of his personality
Stepping into Gaurav Gupta’s new flagship atelier in Mehrauli is akin to stepping into a surreal dream. Shades of white and gold, mystical creatures perched atop clothes racks, and a giant tree encased in glass holding court in the centre of the boutique, are just some of the fantastical features of Gaurav Gupta’s exciting new space. Nestled in the heart of Delhi’s art and fashion hub, the space has been imagined in collaboration with Studio Lotus and is designed to be multifunctional and interactive. Finding inspiration in surrealism, it is the designer’s interpretation of fantasy palace ruins, complete with mystical references and magical creatures. The designer has also developed signature objects d’art, mono-tonal furnishing, carved wooden furniture, suspended art nouveau mirrors and handmade brass murals to further enhance the cosmic quality of the interiors. Architecturally, the old and new have been brought together in a harmonious contrast—a romanesque oval fountain in the center of the 5000 sq ft store is outlined with curvilinear walls. Right at the entrance of the store is an age-old Siris tree, encased in a pristine glass prism, with a carefully shaped moon-roof. The atelier also celebrates Gupta’s menswear line with its signature architectural details.
AT Kalka Dass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi