Rustic Theme Blends With Art, Science and Nature In This Diamond Office | Kritnam Atelier | Gujarat

Rustic Theme Blends With Art, Science and Nature In This Diamond Office | Kritnam Atelier | Gujarat

Located in Surat's industrial zone, the Diamond Office designed by Maher Desai of Kritnam Atelier features a rustic theme with an exquisite amalgamation of art, science and nature. Spread over an area of 4,389 sq ft, the diamond executive space design and production space planning area comprises three zones: 1. Public space zone ( Reception and waiting zone), Semi-public zone (main executive, conference) and Private zone (Production area 1 and Production area-2). The architect shares more details about the project with SURFACES REPORTER (SR). Read on:

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This tropical paradise is located in a very busy, commercial district and the city’s principal hub and in the heart of Surat’s industrial zone. 


The core idea of the built environment is to bring it back to nature. The design philosophy is a blend of rustic themes based on the idea of living with nature. Our client is deeply involved in the diamond industry, but apart from being very down to earth, also attached to nature.

Hence, knowing the clients' nature as well as his fondness for the environment. A few words pop out, which are something raw, organic, rustic, tropical etc.


The main access wall skin is covered with reusable fluted PVC module panels that give a firewood feel.

Furthermore, the brushed brass logo and the plant added to its grandeur.

About space 

Upon entering the premise, you feel the flora gallery where you are greeted by the abundant touch of the sun's rays and the various shrubs. This is not just an office; this is a manmade ‘tiny jungle’ that is adorned with an art canvas and sculpted furniture. The vinyl floor surface gives a seamless visual and maintains the spaciousness of the whole area.

The hallway is lit up with plentiful sun rays which are connected to a lead thin-frame glass partition layer which makes you feel like you are standing outside in the greenery as the sun's rays are spread evenly at every corner. All cabins are completely transparent but also maintain privacy using minimal obstruction. Seating in a waiting lounge makes you feel like you are in a park; an informal lounge makes you feel open. Minimally, an executive space gives a soothing as well as homely feel with lavish green.

Art integration 

Fluid art is inspired by ‘Diamond Dispersion’ – where the light travels through the diamond and separates into spectral hues.

A fusion of art and science is used in this space.

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“We will shift the office but keep the diamond work going.” - informed the client. So, we sat down with the client and prepared an individual department-wise list. Which day, on what date, which department will be shifted, and how long will it take a time for a shift? In a nutshell, we started the work by taking care of every micro thing, shares Desai.

About New Space Design

For an execution, each furniture component was prepared within specific details using detailed 3d models, so that it could be easily understood, and implemented as well as achieved the expected result. All executive furniture is specially designed in the style of modular furniture.

The reception table is adorned with a pattern of diamond facets which add to the beauty of the furniture.

About machines and reused furniture for both production zone –

"Without making any changes to the existing furniture of both the production zones, we took the micro-sizes of each piece of furniture and diamond machines and the actual dimensions marked on the site, which made it easier for everyone to understand. The team and agencies worked day and night. Thus, the work was completed as planned. In both production zones, each partition was re-anodized and reused, which resulted in the completion of work at a low cost," elaborates Desai.

They completed this project in 45 days and achieved a new milestone.  

Project Details 

Project Name: Tropic Extent- a fusion of Art and Nature
Project Type: Diamond executive space design and production space planning. 
Design firm: Kritnam Atelier
Principal Designer: Maher Desai
Furniture brands: 3 seater sofa – Brand-Stanley, Lounge chair- knoll
Art integration: Jabir R. Kureshi 
Logo calligraphy: Maher Desai
Location: Surat, Gujarat
Duration of project: 45 days
Executive space: 1200 sqft.
Production area 1: 1645 sqft.
Production area 2: 1535 sqft
Total Project size: 4380 sqft 
Year built: April 2022
Photography: Pratikruti09_ar_photography

Products and Materials

Exposed concrete, Stucco paint, Fabric leather, Reusable PVC modular panel.

About the Firm

Kritnam’ word origin from sanskrit ‘ Kritnu’ means skillful person or an artist. Kritnam’s vision – The aim is to bring each space to alive with the artist's touch. Kritnam Atelier, founded in 2021, is skill based firm in the multidisciplinary product, interior, and architectural atelier in Surat, specializing in delivering interior, art, furniture, and product design aspects. Throughout the year, the firm accomplished numerous projects such as furniture design, calligraphic product design, residential apartment, diamond manufacturing project, and many more upcoming. Kritnam Atelier just received 1.‘Best Young Designer of India 2022’ and  2.'Outstanding and Creative Interior and Architectural Firm of the Year 2022' a national award from Design Award India.

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