Cyber Hub Social by Chromed Design StudioChromed Design Studio aims to be a change agent to transform India’s image as a not-so-attractive design centre to a hub of post-modern avant-garde designs. Chromed Design Studio is driven not so much by a look, or even a sensibility, but by the endlessly curious creative process that shaped it.
True to its design philosophy of minimal intervention and maximum up-cycling, the anti-design theme runs right through the new Cyber Hub Social’s decor. With an area of 5000 square feet, it makes an unexcelled impact, adapting a low cost housing model in a fun urban café.
Social has evolved into a space that symbolises community living – a place that stands for unity, togetherness, security, camaraderie, cultural essence and ethos – minus all of the pretences of modern day life. It is a celebration of the unity and togetherness of people in a settlement, making nonpareil use of space in a home bound milieu.
Taking the essence of urban settlements, the outdoor furniture is also formatted inside concrete hume-pipes, which are artistically vandalised with graffiti inside. Ar. Abhigyan Neogi and his team incorporated colour, theme and majestic forms of Mumbai chawls, making it very close to actuality, while still ticking all the boxes of creativity, minutely detailing each piece of furniture and design.
The walls are adorned with painted exposed brick and wallpapers or kept bare minimal white. The meeting room serves as a co-working space with cladded wooden panels on the walls and a false ceiling shouting ‘play & work’.
Cyber Hub Social also brings alive a realistic Bollywood set, set in Mumbai’s tone; right in front of one’s eyes. It is a space that fosters creativity, culture and change.