Wood's Beauty

The Ozone textile office in Surat by Sharan Architecture + Design is simple, elegant, and practical

Vipul & Kruti
The brief was to make optimum use of the 1400 sqft space to house a main cabin, sales area, reception area, and a waiting area, and to keep the interiors simple and elegant. The space is done up in wooden art with strips of Berge ply to offset the colourful textiles. The material used is Smoked Larch, which is particularly valued for its durability.

The furniture made with veneer is also kept simple to draw focus on the products. Since the office would see a lot of business visitors, we made the waiting area a little bigger, while the sales area is lit bright with a lot of lights. In fact, getting ample natural light and ventilation into this sixth-floor office was a challenge since creating a healthy ambiance is an important aspect of interior design.


Fact File
Project: Ozone Textile Office
Location: Majura Gate, ICC building, Surat.
Area: 1400 sqft
Time Taken to complete project: 6 months
Year of Completion: April 2018
Design Firm: Sharan Architecture + Design, Surat

Material Palette
Veneer: Century
Wooden Flooring: Mikasa (Real Wood Floors), American Walnut
Air Conditioners: Daikin VRV
Lighting: FLOS
Switches: Legrand
Loose furniture design: Sharan Architecture+Design

"In our experience, wood-based interiors are affordable and ultra-durable, since wood is a robust, long-lasting material. Whether you opt for hardwood or softwood there is an innate stability and reliability. Durability also ensures easy maintenance. Waxing, polishing and oiling only needs to be carried out occasionally, and is an undemanding process.

OZONE Textile Pvt Ltd

Both the lighter-coloured and the rich darker hues lend a sense of the natural world indoors, especially desired for people who live in a high-density apartment block in a city. The vast range of colors and tones of wood underline the vast variety available, including the subtle differences in the grains and textures of different species and cuts.

OZONE Textile Pvt Ltd

Wood that is responsibly sourced is the only renewable building material and trees harvested for their wood can be replenished by new growth. The carbon footprint that results from the production and processing of wood products is drastically lower than that for other building materials."

Designers Kruti and Vipul Sukhadia