Vibrant Interiors

The Soch Office, designed by Saniya Kantawala Design, embodies the spirit, ethos, and entrepreneurship of the company.

The Soch Office, designed by Saniya Kantawala Design

Fact File
Name of Project: Soch office
Location: Santacruiz, Mumbai
Site Area: 3,300 sq.ft
Photo credit: Aspire Studios

Material Palette
Sanitaryware & Fittings: Kohler
Carpets: Cocoon Fine Rugs
Parametric: SKD / Mutationlab
AC: Diakin
Lighting: Hatsu, The Light Boy
Art & Artefacts: ZA Works

The Soch Office, designed by Saniya Kantawala Design

Located in Santacruz, Mumbai, in a premium office building, the Soch office is conceptualised with an efficient approach towards planning and eye-catching aesthetics. Designed to offer maximum functionality within the limited space, the office is at the same time warm and comfortable for a young millennial workforce.

Spanning over 3500 sqft, the office is divided into a central reception zone, with a dedicated staff area and a director’s zone. The reception area in sunrise colours, creates a vibrant colour palette. The reception desk is clad in tiles to recreate the aesthetics and textures of a rug with hand-painted tassels to add quirky details.

The Soch Office, designed by Saniya Kantawala Design

A variety of seating include community bar-style seating and meeting pods for fostering community building, while the combination of meeting rooms and meeting pods allow for a formal/informal environment. The bright sage and red seating, in line with the sunrise palette, add bold elements to the space.

Connecting with the staff area visually as well as volumetrically, a uniform flooring pattern creates a flow of spaces throughout the office. The beams running through the space have been coated in vinyl to imitate the effects of laminates to create a softer, unobtrusive background.

Flanked onto the ceiling, an art installation travels from the reception area to the staff area. The custom designed installation is composed of an aluminium meshwork in neutral tones. Conceptually inspired by paper and its characteristic to envelop and open up, the topography of the installation reflects the furniture layouts in the spaces below. The installation is created as an individual hexagonal meshwork transforming into modules, then layered together to create a stunning art piece.

The Soch Office, designed by Saniya Kantawala Design

The passage to the director’s office is lined with vertical panels to create a sense of rhythm and linearity. The powder room located along the passage has panels that conceal the door, while cutwork and mirror pieces give an illusion of a never-ending space.

The directors’ cabins are designed as pods and adorned with a blue paint finish table with muted back panels and storage units. The ceiling has a veneer finish with sleek groves and brass inlays, while the ceiling of the other cabin has a whitewashed veneer treatment in a chevron pattern to accentuate the space with a neutral finish to complement the velvet finish wall treatment.

The conference room table is designed to create a scribble effect with wire mesh zigzag on a wooden base finished with PU lamination. Green plants placed throughout the office foster employee well-being and accentuate the interiors.
Saniya Kantawala
Designed for a young millennial workforce, the office design maximizes the available space to offer a comfortable, yet vibrant work environment

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