Yatin Patel, the Founder of Yatin Patel & Associates
The design of the Microsoft Office in Mumbai draws attention to a fascinating design element which is how the office breathes oceanic vibes throughout, from ceilings to floors. As designers, DSP has put in immense passion to deliver this design that drives not only the organizational culture but adds extensively to liberating the work atmosphere expressing volumes of eye-to-detail and creativity!
The floor connecting the entire office and its varied zones expels expressions of the waters and its patterns, hues and textures through the carpets and rugs that were handpicked, in most cases customized. Right from the waiting lounge at the reception; the carpets will lead you to decipher how the patterns and tinctures of the oceans constantly change and evolve to create endless abstract possibilities. The reception is a high-footfall area, the carpets are customised to offer an underwater-like serenity with improved levels of sound absorption and acoustical treatments.
This rug at the phone-booth area is an artistic impression of the waters in a watercolor format
The carpet of collaboration zones was selected more onto a muted palette to compliment the lights and ceiling playing an ambience peaceful to the mind. Carpets graduate from hues of the dawn to dusk as you move along through the reception to open office to collabs to meeting rooms. At some areas the carpets depict bolder patterns inspired from the wild waves their nature and behaviour.
The carpet in the training room offers emotional variations in color with choices made between the blues and the rocky shades from the oceans
The design firm explored not just the minuteness of oceanic elements and behaviours but have also gone macro to handpick patterns like this carpet placed at the break-out zone to reflect an aerial schematic of the water bodies on earth if imagined from the outer space.
They have explored not just the minuteness of oceanic elements but have also gone macro to handpick patterns like this carpet placed at the break-out zone to reflect an aerial schematic of the water bodies on earth if imagined from the outer space.
About the Firm
Yatin founded Yatin Patel & Associates in 1989, with a vision of a pan India, multidisciplinary design firm. Soon Mehul Shah and Bimal Desai joined hands with him to form DSP Design Associates Pvt. Ltd.
“We help our clients run better businesses and achieve their strategic goals. A facility design is successful when you have cheerful productive people working in an environment which is sustainable” believes Yatin. It should be a reflection of the ideologies of the company in shapes, forms and spaces, a constant reminder to the people that this is the direction where we are all going together. “We use an approach that integrates research, strategy, and design and stir up transformative solutions that use space more productively, enhance organizational performance, and allow people to connect with each other.”
Yatin is often found in his studio, with his team brainstorming, thinking, creating and delegating. He says - “You cannot build a 25 year legacy by micromanaging the work. As a leader, it is my responsibility to enable people to achieve their best creative potential and translate the passion I, Mehul & Bimal have for DSP Design Associates, into their passion for design.”
Project Name: Microsoft Corporation Office
Materials: Textured surfaces, carpets, rugs
Designer: Yatin Patel
Firm: DSP Design Associates
Team: Geetika Jain, Jhalak Shah