Iar.ariful Islam & team
6 month
project type:
Interior Design

This Fashion Showroom & buying house was located at the commercial area of Panthapath, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The site was surrounded by a few other commercial building. The client was the managing director of Envoy Group, which is the leading brand in the garments sector. We were contacted to plan, design & construct the whole buying house within the given time-frame.

The client said his working place should bring out & reflect his personality. It should be an informal office, where creative fun-loving people work. He wanted an office  that showed minimum interference with solid finishing & furnishing & there should be a sense of simplicity within the design.

The programs of this project included the waiting lobby with reception area, showrooms, meeting rooms, administrative area with chairman’s & executives’ room, break room or pantry & working lounge.

The design approach was minimalist modern contemporary. It was a functional project. We worked with the details of the functions & tried to create a warm working atmosphere or ambiance through our design. We played with planes & lines on both vertical & horizontal level. The 3D effect was brought in, in seemingly 2D planes. The aim of the project was to play with the concept of minimalism & convulse it into something more, while working under a restraining time frame, which included the the design & planning phase & construction phase, installation or re-installation of the designed products or furniture & making every aspect of the pre-construction or post-construction phase of the project fit well with in the budget of the client.

Since the design specifics was based on a minimalist approach. We played with the color palette of different shades of white & brown, which created a warm & soft ambiance. In the main waiting lounge, a focal point was created to showcase the mannequins. The platforms with white particle board were raised to create focus but then the whole space was blended into each other by using white particle boards on the back-drop walls. Louver was also used behind the seaters that created a sense of symmetry & a bold contrast with the surrounding area.

The show-room was designed in such a way so that maximum fabric could be displayed in a central display area. Dark Burma teak wood & ply wood with duco paint was used to make the custom-designed  open trunks in the display area. Fair-face concrete, 3-d board & rustic material was used to make the back-drop walls of the show-room more intricate. Polished veneer board was used to as framing to high-light the hanging fabrics. Every detail of the spaces have been custom-designed & custom-made to go with the flow of the concept. The Solid false ceilings was done with white particle board in the waiting lounge  & veneer board was used in the meeting room & show-room. Corrugated sheet was also used in the show-room, to create layers of texture. The solid false ceilings along with corrugated sheet ceiling, combined with fair-face concrete & 3-d board back-drop walls,  create a smooth & rough texture throughout the place. Soft & warm textures allow the workers to relax & enhance the sense of luxury, where as the sense of symmetry through-out  the lay-out  would  add a flavor of formality & since the design was solidified with great finishing, it shines out & takes its own stand.

At the end of every project, our main satisfaction comes from whether the client’s requirements have been met or not or whether the client is happy  with our methodology & design process. From site visiting to designing to construction, we handle everything, from scratch to the finish. We make working with the details fun & accurate. We are known for our timely accumulation of the whole project, with in a specific time-frame.