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May 19, 2021
Text: Quinn Halman
Nishita Kamdar Creates a Mumbai Showroom Inspired by Zen Principles
In a bustling city like Mumbai, design restraint can be considered a virtue given that finding moments of zen are few and far between. Creating a showroom for Waltz Partitions, a sub sect of JBGlass, local architect Nishita Kamdar of her eponymous studio embraced a minimalist philosophy by making use of natural materials, patterns of light, and a near-monastic rejection of clutter for the 1,200-square-foot showroom. Dividing the warehouse-like structure into four distinct zones—reception, zen garden, conference room, and utilitarian product display area—Kamdar’s design provides clients with a soothing experience of movement through integrated partitions and openings, achieving a cohesive and peaceful aesthetic. In creating a meditative space for Waltz Partitions’s products, the showroom also invites viewers to pause and reflect on the beauty around them, taking a moment to go inward.