Wednesday, 28 March 2018

A Private Abode with Colours and Patterns Galore!

In 2012, partners Huzefa Rangwala and Jasem Pirani founded a design studio built upon their shared passion for design. Each space and/or product embodies integrity and is created with the same care, skill and attention to detail that they collectively share. MuseLAB is an end-to-end design studio; offering a bespoke and leading-edge approach to design with a precise focus on unique and highly customized environments, interiors and furniture. 

MuseLAB used Bharat Floorings tiles in their project at Worli and recreated the space into something truly beautiful and playful. They used different combinations and patterns in this project which makes the space look distinct. At MuseLAB, every challenge is treated as an opportunity which is given careful thought and consideration. 

The entire design approach of the interiors of this beautiful apartment was based on the Art déco style which was popular in the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s. The signature aesthetic still evokes glamour, luxury, and order with symmetrical designs in exuberant shapes. Each and every design and pattern complements the beautiful interiors of the space. The quirky colourful tiles along with the classy interiors go hand in hand giving the space an elegant yet distinctive look.

In most of the spaces designed for this apartment, MuseLAB used the designer collaboration, BFT+ range since these patterns are known to be both quirky and contemporary. 


The Lounge and the Living room area have our famous BFT+ range, Shibori Eye pattern and Origametes Giza pattern in grey and white colour followed by blue and light grey. The combination of both these unique patterns looks so distinct, placed differently. The trick is to find a balance with your mixed patterns that make the space interesting but still cozy. While mixing two different patterns it’s very important to stick to the overall theme of the space, because you wouldn’t want one particular space to look completely different from the rest of the house. In the lounge and living room area, the floors speak louder than the space because of the bold patterned tiles laid. Mixing two or more different prints gives you an opportunity to add visual interest and contrast. It’s important to create a fun yet uniform look in any space like you can see in the images below. The explosion of colours brings out the vivacious and dynamic look of this space. The same patterns used in different spaces and colours creates an underlying uniformity in the entire house. This pattern combined with the interiors of the space create a relaxed vibe in the lounge area, making it the most favourable spot of the house! 


The master bedroom has a rich, bold heritage flooring i.e. the MoMo pattern from our Heritage collection. The classic Momo pattern used in this apartment brings out the vibrant look of the living room. Bright colours, such as lemon yellow, used sparingly with soft tones of grey and blue create a chic look. It acts as a key contrast to the walls with the tiles being the highlight of the space. This artistic pattern gives a fresh, uplifting look to the room. The unique design of these floors makes them stand out. The Heritage™ collection goes wonderfully well with the overall look and feel of this beautiful apartment, adding to its elegance and grandeur! 


Japanese Line, Namisen Type F - you should definitely give this one a try! This pattern can make a small space look bigger instantly because of the illusion it creates. This pattern is chic and simplistic, yet adding so much style and texture to the room. This bold, fresh pattern creates a stunning interior design scheme to your room. Go bold with your flooring, keeping the wall tiles and furniture simple to enhance the look of the space keeping it classy rather than jazzy. These tiles create a wonderful illusion of texture, bringing your space to life. The line tiles supported with a neutral colour palette give your space an eye-catching zest. The blue, grey and white colour combination blends the given space together. These patterns add character and colour to the stylish decor, blending a contemporary vibe with personal preferences. The eye-catching handmade cement floorings that BFT designs transform offices and living spaces, taking the much-overlooked element of interior design, the floor, to the next level.



Want to create a fun playful look for your child’s room?? The BFT+ Range – Japanese Line
Toso Dotto, Type C is just what you need to recreate this look. Colourful walls are always a good idea to make your space look brighter and playful, but 2018’s design trend is to play with some colours on the floor and home décor instead of the walls. Keep yourself up to date with new trends so that you can divert from the boring old-fashioned ones. Experimenting with your interiors is always a good idea to recreate a design that is unique and beautiful. The child’s room is a perfect place to explore new ideas and fun colours, so go wacky with these unique designs and patterns. 

At BFT you can select one tile and design in various colour combinations and patterns. You can mix and match two designs together and create a look, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. We have in-house designers who will guide you to design and customise your beautiful floors. The design aspects of this private apartment are a great example of creating the necessary balance between quirky and simple. This home is an avant-gardist interpretation of Art Deco. It was an amazing experience working with MuseLAB design studio to design this stunning house!

Thursday, 8 March 2018

A dedication to our wonderful women designers!

With March 8th being celebrated as International Women’s Day world over, we at Bharat Floorings and Tiles stand to celebrate the women around us who have played an important role in our growth and progress as a brand. BFT is proud to be associated with some of the most talented and beautiful women designers who have been instrumental in transforming the landscape of design in the country, and have helped us evolve and explore the boundaries of our creativity in the process as well. Here are just some of the wonderful women we’ve had the great opportunity to work with…

Pallavi Doke - Envirodesigners Pvt. Ltd. (Formerly ‘The Designers’)

Pallavi Doke, a highly experienced interior designer brings a wealth of experience and personal expertise to the organisation along with her elevated sense of enthusiasm and passion to the professional practice. She is the Managing Director of Envirodesigners Pvt. Ltd which was founded in 2008. Her key interests are landscape ecology and heritage conservation. With experience spanning over 10 years, Pallavi has handled many large projects spreading all over the country.

She graduated from Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai in 1996 and has been working under accomplished Interior designers since then. She is a visiting faculty at Sir J. J. College of Architecture and Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture, Mumbai where she teaches Graduates and Post Graduates. She endeavours to transform more spaces from ordinary and mundane into abodes that have their own unique identity. A fabulous interior designer, possessing a great sense of design and aesthetics this woman is the mastermind behind some uniquely designed apartments with a defined sense of class and elegance. 

Samira Rathod - Samira Rathod Design Associates

A famous Interior designer, Architect, furniture designer, writer, and teacher based in Mumbai, Samira is an all-rounder indeed! She graduated from the Sir. J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai in 1986 and soon after that she completed her Master in Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign in 1988.

She has worked on various projects including some for Hollywood actors and directors when she was living abroad. She is the Principle director of SRDA which was established as an architectural and interior practice in 2000.  She has received a number of awards and honours over the course of her career. In 2015, she received an honourable mention for the Architect Vision Prize – Women and Architecture. The Karjat House designed by Samira Rathod Design Associates for Morarka Gannon has won “The Habitat Award for Single Residence Winner’s Trophy”. Samira believes in cultivating talent and a strong sense of design in today’s youth and is a faculty at the Kamla Raheja Institute of Architecture in Mumbai. A passionate and experienced designer who started her career at such a young age, she applies unique designs and patterns making each space noteworthy and outstanding. 

Seema Puri Mullan Architect – from SEZA 

Seema Puri, completed her Government Diploma in Architecture (G.D.Arch) from Rachana Sansad’s “ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE” Mumbai in 1991, and she worked for a number of architects before setting up her own practice SEZA with her husband Zarir Mullan in 1998.

They conceptualized, designed and executed a wide range of architectural and interior projects of diverse nature ranging from corporate buildings, residential schemes, showrooms, cafeterias and Private Bungalows. They have together won numerous awards from residential architecture and have also been featured in many magazine articles. They offer a total design solution from conceptual drawing, designs, working drawing to costing and execution; they handle it all. 

Ramya Rajasekhar - Architect at Venkataramanan Associates 

Ramya is an Architect who is currently working as the senior project manager at Venkataramanan Associates. She did her education from University of Wales, Cardiff. Venkataramanan Associates is an award-winning architecture & urban design firm based in Bangalore and Pune. They have won numerous awards in both cities for their outstanding work. The firm was founded in 1970. Ramya is an experienced and well-rounded interior designer who's worked on many projects, creating spectacular apartments.

Chaitali Parekh from Inscape Designers 

Chaitali graduated from Parsons School of Design, NYC in 2007 with a BFA degree in Interior Design. Working with design firms in Mumbai gave her the experience to start her own design practice, Inscape Designers, based at Worli, Mumbai with her mother, Sejal Parikh. She specialises in designing residential, hospitality & commercial spaces. The talented mother-daughter duo has worked together and created some stunning spaces. This lovely private apartment in Colaba has been designed in the whole by Chaitali and reflects her distinct sense of style. 

Nishita Kamdar from Studio Nishita Kamdar 

A young charming lady full of ambition did her interiors from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for architecture and environmental studies. Architect Nishita Kamdar has previously won the prestigious Charles Correa Gold Medal for Design Dissertation in 2013 for her Thesis "The Eyes of The Skin". She also won The Open House and was nominated for the prestigious IIID Anchor Awards for best Residential Interiors in a Multi dwelling.  The Open House was featured on the most popular web portal for Architecture Arch Daily in March 2016.  She designed the House of Quirk apartment using interesting shades of blue, grey and white along with a bold Le Mill pattern. 

Priyanka Mehra from PS Design Studio

Established in 2009 as an architectural and interior design studio, PS Design was founded on the principle of ‘less is more’ and remains fixed in the belief that each project is unique and requires renewed inspiration. A self-made interior designer, Priyanka started this firm with her husband. Like they say, creative minds think alike! They used tiles from the heritage collection i.e. the French beauty pattern in Grey and White to do up this private apartment. The pattern compliments the interiors beautifully giving the space a perfect vintage look. 

Sachi Gupta from Synthesis Architects

Sachi is the principal designer and partner at the Synthesis designs. Having more than a decade of strong notional & international work experience in both architecture and interiors.  She has done projects of all scale and type while working with few of the country’s best design companies. She joined hands with Parvez and started their company Synthesis which is based in New Delhi. Sachi Gupta (B.Arch) uses a problem-solving methodology.
Sachi and Pavez’s stellar teamwork and understanding of each other's design processes is what makes them great at what they do! They work together to create spaces that are aesthetically appealing and a perfect mix of vintage and chic. They understand the client’s needs and budgets and suggest design options accordingly to suit their requirements.

Anika Mittal Founder and Director Mold Design Studio
"Architecture is a tool to express ourselves and our culture. It is also a reflection of the social, cultural, environmental conditions that unite with aesthetics & function." – Anika Mittal.
Anika is a young and established Interior Designer having 8 years of experience in all the designs and construction industry in India and UK. Graduated from Sushant School of Art & Architecture, New Delhi and MSc in Urban design from The Bartlett, UCL, London, she is currently the founding director of Mold design studio, based in New Delhi and founding Partner of Amalgam, a design studio that specializes in using the traditional Indian craft of inlay to redefine the contemporary Indian aesthetic as a blend of convention and modernity.

It was great working with these talented Interior Designers and collaborating with them to create these wonderful sites and lovely patterns. We hope to work with all of them and many more such innovative minds to design several such beautiful spaces and keep adding to our designer collaboration range in the years come! More power to these beautiful women!

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