AABH – India’s Second Largest Site Installation For Hotel Taj, Ahmedabad | Rhea Mehta
Inspired by the Ghagra and Odhani of the festival of Navaratri – one of the most largely celebrated festivals in Gujarat, Rhea customized a 35 feet permanent metal installation for Hotel Taj, Ahmedabad. Rhea drew inspiration from the form and folds created by the breathtaking Ghagras and Odhani of the Gujarati women whilst dancing to the traditional music of Navaratri.
The 35 feet metal installation is designed to welcome guests and bring in the essence of the city of Ahmedabad. Being a two-way sculpture adorns the architectural facade of the hotel as well as the interiors.
The Abhla work that is peculiar to the garment is depicted by the spherical convex mirrors which reflect light and create unique illusions in the piece. The piece is designed with a lot of thought and almost looks like it is floating and defying gravity. The embroidery on the Ghagra is depicted by 3,50,000 three lakh fifty thousand intricately hand-sewn crystals.
Designer – Rhea Mehta
Installation for – Hotel Taj, Ahmedabad
Material – Stainless steel and Crystals
About the designer: Rhea Mehta is one of India’s finest Luxury Lighting and Installation Designers. Through her journey, she has lit up spaces for celebrities, nationally and internationally acclaimed architects, and large scale installations for commercial hotels like AABH for TajRhea is always looking to push boundaries with materials and their limits to create new possibilities with her unconventional style. The designer uses her larger than life lighting installations as show stoppers for spaces with her chic and unique style of bold minimalism and creating art with light and material!