Walking through the residence designed by designer duo Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla feels like a throwback to the era of royals. This Lodha Luxury 5,500 sq. feet abode in the sky, stands as the tallest apartment in the country. The fashion gurus have been designing interiors since the early 90s and Lodha Ciel’s 76th floor combines traditional design themes with Art Deco. Contemporary touches create a home fit for a modern-day maharaja.
Throwing open the doors to a grand hall, one is immediately captivated by a quintessentially AJSK artwork with mirror work, a design derived from a Chinese mandala. Walk a little further and you can spy a 19th century tribal peacock artefact from Orissa, or a late 16th century Moghul relic from the Fort of Babur, each adding a piece of history to the home.
In a tribute to the Sheesh Mahals of India, the entryway is made of handcrafted glass mosaic replicated from a much beloved Vrindavan drawing by the designers.
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Luxury is doubled with strategically placed mirrors that create an illusion of space throughout the residence. Enter cozy bedrooms framed with accent walls in shades of blue, or textures of wood. As you explore the space, you come across a jaw dropping outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the bay of the city.
AJSK’s CEO Saudamini Mattu assures us that there has been a conscious effort to source almost everything from India, giving local artisans and karigars more opportunities.
In a LuxeBook exclusive, Vinti Lodha, Advisor, Lodha Luxury, talks about the housing migrant workers in the sky villa and continuing work all through the lockdown. On the subject of collaboration, she says “Having collaborated with international designers in the past, there was a demand for Indian designer homes, and who could be better than Abu-Sandeep!”
The veteran designers say, “We believe that your home is the truest reflection of who you are, and your space must show the world who you are. During this pandemic’s difficult times as we spend more and more time at home, we wanted to create a sanctuary that showcases luxury at its highest pinnacle.”
Designed keeping in mind symmetry and opulence, this residence celebrates unity in diversity with each room offering a unique experience.