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Tiles Reincarnated – Vadodara, India

The aim is to protect and preserve our nature along with reviving of traditional skills. A simple, economical, and durable material is reinvented to create a facade that combines tradition and modernity.

A design studio in Vadodara, Gujarat – India, the MPDS Manoj Patel Design Studio, is giving designs services of architecture, interior, and product – and focusing on the sustainable building designs also restyling of the space with contemporary elucidation for design through exploration of waste and recyclable materials.

In 2019, MPDS is well known with its clay tiles, which can minimize design in a house in India. The pieces have been produced by local artisans in order to generate more employment in the area and give a boost to the production of this element.  

Clay tiles by Manoj Patel Design Studion in Gujarat, India. Image by MPDS. Clay tiles by Manoj Patel Design Studion in Gujarat, India. Image by MPDS.

The latest project by MPDS in 2020 is the interior design of Shefali’s Studio, custom design outfits boutique located in Vadodara, India. The materials include reused clay roof tiles, recycle beer bottles, damaged flooring tiles, unused sample tiles, wasted metal rings and window shutters, and mirror cladding are among the waste and recycled materials that the design team used to reimagine the boutique. 

Shefali's Boutique- Interior by Manoj Patel of MPDS. Image by MPDS. Shefali's Boutique- Interior by Manoj Patel of MPDS. Image by MPDS.

In the Shefali’s Studio, recycled table legs are reused as door handles, and the clothes-hanging area was constructed by turning old metal rings into floral hooks. Broken tiles are arranged into mosaics, depicting flowers and leaves on the studio’s floor in a palette of contrasting tones.

Shefali's Boutique- Interior by Manoj Patel of MPDS. Image by MPDS. Shefali's Boutique- Interior by Manoj Patel of MPDS. Image by MPDS.

The studio, founded by Manoj Patel in 2015, once used 90% reusable materials to a restaurant constructed with no carbon footprints, especially clay tiles to avoid the use of costly and high energy-consuming materials. In 2016, he transformed materials sourced from a scrap yard into a 2,101-square-foot discotheque.

Manoj Patel, the founder of MPDS, has awarded by: PAN INDIA for various acknowledgements, recognition for “Young Practice of the Year” by IIID Institute of Indian Interior Designers, Lexus Design Award India, and selected as top 50 “Young Architects of the year in India” by Architect and Interiors India magazine for innovative products from clay roof tiles. He also been acknowledged by many international media, especially the use of refurbished earthy red tiles, a regional material in Archdaily, Domus InternationalBetter India, Designboom, Inhabitat, and many others.

 

For more information about Manoj Patel Design Studio: Website www.manojpateldesignstudio.com – Facebook Manoj Patel (personal) – Instagram @manojpateldesignstudio.

Source: This fashion boutique in India is crafted from recycled materials — Sustainable clothing is great – but what about the spaces it’s sold in? About Manoj Patel Design Studio — Made With Clay & Waste, Gujarat Architect’s Buildings Are 50% Cheaper & Cooler! — Clay tiles to minimize heat in a house in India.

 

 


This page has been updated on Sept 17th 2020. The quantity of the images has been reduced to avoid confusion.