[Print] Mumbai: Silver Linings Playbook
María Isabel Jiménez León and Kayzad Shroff have an uncanny knack for making the best of a bad bargain. Even if said bad bargain is followed by another, and then another. When the architects and co-founders of Mumbai-based multidisciplinary studio SHROFFLEóN took up the re(design) reins for an apartment on Mumbai’s Pedder Road, they couldn't have imagined the unlikely challenges that would follow. For one, a global pandemic. But also, a crumbling building, an overzealous building manager, and a Vincenzo de Cottis dining table that would refuse to fit through the lift. “Whatever could go wrong, did,” jokes Kayzad. But there were some exceptions, including an interior that took on a life of its own, thanks to some clever sleights of hand and elements that were at once dark and light, easy and elevated, dramatic and discrete.