3270 Dutch Design Workspace in Mumbai, 2012



The workspace designed by Studio Makkink & Bey for DutchDFA, serves as meeting point for exchange between Dutch and Indian designers. The interior is a mix of Dutch and Indian styles and is designed by Studio Makkink & Bey. Furniture and lighting fixtures of Dutch origin were combined with parts and products manufactured by local craftsmen. Together with them we made a modular design that can be altered to use and users. Ahrend, Droog, Moooi, NgispeN Pols Potten and were asked to contribute to the realization of the interior plan that includes design classics that can be re-produced. Architects, designers and other entrepreneurs from the creative sector with plans to set up shop in India, can hire a workplace here including the use of meeting rooms. Workstations form part of a fully-equipped shared office space and can be rented for short and long term use. Dutch designers setting up in India will receive business support that has been specifically tailored to the local context. A permanent feature of the Workspace is a design desk for hosting matchmaking activities between Dutch and Indian design companies. The multi-functional space is suitable for hosting diverse events, spanning the three disciplines, for professional designers, design companies or educational institutions and organisations. The Workspace in Lowel Parel, a central district which is growing out to be the creative hotspot of Mumbai. Read more about the Dutch Design Workspace on the website of DutchDFA.