As their third store launch in Kolkata, Cocoon Fine Rugs had a reputation to maintain in terms of the design and look of their retail outlet on Pretoria Street. Mumbai-based Inscape Designers spearheaded by Chaitali Parikh-Mehta was selected for the task.
Keeping in mind the beautiful heritage building from the British era where the store was located, the designers highlighted the interior features of this historic 900 square feet space and provided a perfect display area for the handmade carpets. The high ceiling was left exposed and the beams were painted black intentionally as a contrast to the whitewashed walls and ceilings.
Along one entire length of the gallery, the plaster was removed to expose the brick wall texture and niches carved in to display artefacts to complement the main carpet on display, which is hung in the centre as the focal point. The flooring is simple in-situ concrete flooring. A 115 sq ft loft at the far end of the gallery was created for the staff to work from while overseeing the entire display area from a height.
Text Compiled By Rehana Hussain