Vintage Style Advocate’s Office Interior | Karan Aakriti Interior Design
A comfortable, contemporary Advocate’s office, peppered with pops of color, with a slight inclination towards vintage style and plenty of space to accommodate books. The client Jasmeet Singh, advocate on record, the supreme court of India approached the Interior Architects, Karan Tuteja and Aakriti Tuteja of Karan Aakriti Interior Design with these thoughts in mind.
For this project, we needed to create private spaces in the earlier open-plan basement, giving the entire space a facelift. While the ground floor has provision for parking, the office has 2 entrances from the ground floor leading to the basement and a separate Lift Lobby. The lift from the ground floor gives direct access to the basement leading to the Foyer area of the office.
As one enters from the Foyer, the main attraction, the water curtain welcomes the user into the office, inculcating earthly vibes. Further ahead on the right of the water curtain are the Arbitration room adjoining the pantry and the common washroom. Since all the users of the office love to spend time with each other over lunch, one of their most stressed-upon requests was to have a sumptuous arbitration/conference room in which they are able to hold conferences when required and also use it as a leisure room.
Upon entering the arbitration room, the eye is caught by colorful arbitration chairs. The black checkered flooring surrounded by patterned floor tiles adds a dash of boldness to space. Behind the Water Curtain is the Juniors’ working area, the water curtain acting as a partition and an earthly element in the space. The highlight of the Juniors’ area is the series of Vintage Wall Lights along with the customized Swivel Chairs, giving a stylish touch. The fusion of vintage elements lends a hint of eclecticism to the décor.
On the left of the water curtain are the Waiting area further leading to the 4 lawyers’ chambers and the storeroom. We were given free rein over the creative process, and we experimented with materials and textures, marrying elements like cane, exposed brick, metal and painted finishes with vibrant colors and accessories, to create a luxurious yet minimal aesthetic.
The Chamber of Jasmeet Singh, which, according to the designers, is one of the most interesting spaces in the office. Since the chamber is divided into two parts, working space and a seating area, the designers added an arch between the two to add more character in the entire space. The herringbone wood floor adds visual richness and volume to space. The Charcoal Grey, Stainless Steel, Bookshelf serves as a striking backdrop for the working desk. The matte green walls on the sides of the bookshelf add a splash of flair to the design and soften the charcoal tones.
According to Aakriti, “The ambiance of the entire office was intended to create a sense of comfort amidst the working environment.” Karan says, “The project brief being extremely specific, the entire range of fixed/loose furniture is our in-house production.” “This is a fair milestone in our journey and a humbling one too. Aakriti and Karan did a fantastic job and made this lawyer from Beawar look like a fancy one.” Jasmeet Singh concludes.
Architectural and Interior Designers: Karan Aakriti Interior Design
Location: Jangpura Extension, New Delhi
Year/decade built: 2018
Size: 1600 sq.ft.
Number of spaces: 1 Foyer, 1 Arbitration Room, 1 Waiting Area, 1 Juniors’ Area,
4 Lawyers’ Chambers, 1 Store, 1 Pantry, 2 Washrooms
Photo Credit: Karan Dhall