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“For the wood used in the desk – a central element of Japanese and Scandinavian design – I looked to our local markets and came across old teak from Burma. After restoring it, I found that it brought an Indian spirit to the rest of the Japandi decor,” she shares. emit indoor pollutants containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds) such as acetone, formaldehyde and butanol, which negatively impact the health of its inhabitants over a period of time. bio-based paint on the walls and natural oils to polish the wood.Instead of PVC, the electrical pipes were made from galvanized iron, while vitrified tiles were avoided for the stone floors,” explains- Phone the.

Abundant sunlight streams through the desk throughout the day, enhancing the warm tones of the natural wood.

Kuber Shah

Walls have been intentionally left bare and spaces are sparse to echo Scandinavian design principles of simplicity and utility.

Kuber Shah

She also underlines how pointless it is to import materials or furniture from another country, when we locally have the richest resources that are more resistant to the Indian climate. Looking back on the project, she reflects, “The irony of simplicity is how difficult it was to pull it off, but in the end I think we ended up building way more than we expected!”

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