Storage is an integral part of our homes. The invisible feature of the built environment shall come into foray only when used for its purpose. Storage has transformed from a void within the built mass into an external component. This is not just to amplify its function. It also intends to build an aesthetic to enrich the experience of the house and its inhabitants.
When conceived as an industrial mass produced unit, Storage came across a variety of challenges. The diversity in the necessities and the aspirations of today's Home poses a formidable challenge to its makers. This, along with the ever-changing lifestyles and consumer culture in parallel to sustainability and the product life cycle, makes it necessary for a thorough understanding of the Indian Home and its dynamic nature.
The Home as a space is a diverse arena of human activities and engagements. Therefore, it is essential to target a specific space to begin and gradually expand its capabilities and understand its limitations. The Kitchen is the most complicated space in a household, housing activities all around the year and appliances driven by complex services. It allows us to approach and tackle the challenges with multiple perspectives to arrive at one cohesive solution driving us to take this space as the context of the project.
The project is an exploratory exercise to target this concern with re-purposable storage units as the heart of its design, keeping the Indian Home at its center without compromising its quality or ability to attract consumers over its competitors.
Spatial Design, System Thinking, Industrial Design, Design Research, Production Planning