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indiadesignid / May 15, 2020

Craftsmanship is the defining factor in the Grey Ceiling House by SML Architects

Grey Ceiling House by SML Architects is a versatile and intimate abode in Mumbai. Shahabad stone and reclaimed burma teak perfectly complement bespoke furnishings in distinct materials such as cane, rope and fluted glass. Craftsmanship is the defining factor in this residence, with elements such as customised floating beds being brilliantly juxtaposed with iconic mid-century pieces designed by the likes of Hans Wagner and Pierre Jeanneret. Scroll down to read the designer’s description of the space.

Crafted from Shahabad stone and reclaimed burma teak in combination with either cane, rope or fluted glass, this compact family house utilises its limited area to create spaces of tranquility, encased from the bustling city around. The intimate scale of the spaces allows attentive focus on the details and surfaces.

Designed for a family of three, each room of this house adapts to its inhabitants in a way that is both versatile and intimate. Overlooking a dense garden, this family house opens its windows to the landscape below and the skyline of Mumbai down the hill beyond.

The social spaces are arranged to offer casual comfort for daily use and generous hospitality during gatherings with friends and family. Its furnished with a combination of bespoke hand crafted pieces and iconic mid-century pieces designed by masters like Hans Wegner and Pierre Jeanneret. Bedrooms are detailed with custom made furniture including floating beds with rope and teak frame headboard, wardrobe surfaces, door handles and storage cabinets.

 

Photographs by Sameer Tawde

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