Bending Convention

Kalhan And Santha Gour Matto


At the Ceat Mahal, RPG Headquarters in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Planet 3 Studios designed three specific sections – the reception, the recreation room and the training room. Kalhan Mattoo and Santha Gour Mattoo designed spaces that offer the office employees an escape, informality and some wonderfully designed corners to relax in.
The reception area cuts loose from expected drabness and instead unleashes a golden sheath of Rajasthani palace inspired totems. There are jalis and jharokas here, pillars and columns galore and floral motifs peep out of everywhere. The recreation room, done up in blinding white with blue and grey accenting evoke the simple visual pleasures of the Mykonos and Santorini islands of Greece.
The training room’s tenor, located in the basement, is professional and clean. The team used back-painted glass and steel accenting to breathe life into this cove with negligible natural light. There is a lovely mix of traditional thinking and quirkiness in each space with a common thread really difficult to trace.