IN­DIAN DE­SIGN DBEL Stu­dio

Spread across 3600 sq ft in Delhi’s very own fur­ni­ture district, Kirti Na­gar, and de­signed by the city-based Re­nesa Ar­chi­tec­ture De­sign In­te­ri­ors, DBEL Stu­dio emerges as a con­ver­sa­tion space around artis­tic light­ing.

VM&RD - - Contents - Satarupa Chakraborty

A Gallery Of Con­ver­sa­tions

DBEL Stu­dio is an art­ful cu­ra­tion of lux­ury light­ing so­lu­tions, meant to en­hance the qual­ity of ar­chi­tec­tural and de­sign spa­ces. To give the space a com­plete look and feel of a gallery, Re­nesa Ar­chi­tec­ture De­sign In­te­ri­ors put in place an in­ter­est­ing ideation. What emerged is a cu­ra­tion of aes­thet­ics of mod­ern dec­o­ra­tive light­ing via artis­tic vol­u­met­ric punc­tures and par­ti­tioned zones while fus­ing the cul­tural essence in arched flow­ing spa­ces. A re­tail store re-imag­ined as an art gallery – the brand en­deav­ours to high­light the dra­matic ef­fect that light­ing im­parts to a space.

Heavy On Drama, Light On Frills

The light-art gallery works on the cen­tral idea of gen­er­at­ing points of in­ter­est within a min­i­mal­ist free-flow­ing space. The ideation of lay­er­ing the mono­lithic curves as per the

de­sign, func­tion and place­ment of lights func­tion to con­ceal the heavy struc­tural el­e­ments, as well as to frame a har­mo­nious view of the lat­est art and light­ing de­sign trends that DBEL has to of­fer.

The stu­dio em­u­lates a blank can­vas. Fol­low­ing a pal­ette of white and grey (walls and floor re­spec­tively), the ex­hi­bi­tion space is min­i­mal­ist, devoid of clut­ter, with­out de­vi­at­ing fo­cus from the light fix­tures. The en­trance to the gallery is through an open­ing in the mono­lithic fa­cade, and arched el­e­ments con­tinue all along to­wards the in­te­rior and gen­tly merge into a clean white space for ex­hibit­ing the lights as art­works.

Ar­chi­tec­tural Es­cape

The open ar­eas in the gallery of­fer a wide space for themed light­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, while the gen­tly curved par­ti­tions draw peo­ple into the space and guide them nat­u­rally fur­ther into other gal­leries. The dis­so­ci­a­tion among spa­ces has been achieved only through vis­ual bound­aries - punc­tured walls and floor light stripes di­vide the space into gal­leries.

The solid ex­pres­sion of the ex­te­rior sec­tion con­tin­u­ally merges with a carved out in­te­rior and in­creases the sculp­tural ap­pear­ance of the in­te­rior sec­tion of this gallery. Mul­ti­ple arches al­ter­ing in size and ori­en­ta­tion cre­ate a con­tin­u­ous, gen­tle curve which main­tains a rhythm with the paint­ings ex­hib­ited in the back­ground gallery arena.

Within the arches, the en­trance sculp­ture in­hab­its an in­for­ma­tion desk, an ex­pe­ri­en­tial room and the main cir­cu­la­tion stair­case, which guides vis­i­tors to the base­ment with a light­ing arena gallery and screens the em­ploy­ees’ of­fi­cial area on the other hand.z De­sign

Re­nesa Ar­chi­tec­ture De­sign In­te­ri­ors, New Delhi

Con­trac­tor

Star Con­struc­tion

Light­ing

DBEL Stu­dio/ Tin­tech Light­ing

Pho­to­graphs Vib­hor Yadav

Be­ing an ar­chi­tect by pro­fes­sion, I un­der­stood the im­por­tance of hav­ing a unique for­mat for a re­tail store. Since we cus­tomise and de­sign lights, I wanted it to be a space of in­ter­ac­tion, which freely al­lows our cus­tomers to de­sign their spa­ces along with us.

Dil­raj Bha­tia, Founder, DBEL Stu­dio

San­jay Arora, Prin­ci­pal Ar­chi­tect-Founder, Re­nesa Ar­chi­tec­ture In­te­ri­ors Re­nesa Ar­chi­tec­ture De­sign In­te­ri­ors ad­heres to its ide­ol­ogy of cu­rat­ing the aes­thet­ics of mod­ern dec­o­ra­tive light­ing us­ing vol­u­met­ric punc­tures and par­ti­tioned zones, fus­ing the art cul­ture with light­ing de­sign in the back­drop of min­i­mal­ist arched flow­ing spa­ces and cre­at­ing the first ex­pe­ri­ence of dip­ping lights in art and ar­chi­tec­ture.

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