Vintage design for Delhi showroom
Jaipur-based AKFD Studio has designed the Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellery Showroom, a Delhi showroom imagined as the residence of a well-travel lady of a royal lineage. The brand specializes in high-end bespoke jewelry reminiscent of the city.
A stainless steel façade replaces the bamboo chick, which has been historically used in Jaipur buildings. The main hall is surrounded by stone columns identical to the main spine of Jaipur, the location of the original store. A central structure is adapted from the Baradari, and the spaces are divided into living areas, dining areas, offices, gardens, and a bedroom.
Resembling an apartment, the furniture looks like a collection of objects connected. Coffered ceilings reminding one of the 1870s to 1930s complement the floor pattern, as the brand includes the octagon as well. Lighting is stage to achieve a particular beauty for the jewelry pieces, and the cabinets are designed to look like vintage dressers and vitrines.