We didn’t work, we collaborated; not just with the client, but also the architects and the interior design team. Inspired by the idea of creating homes for traditional Indian families, we not only came up with the name and its symbolic representation, but also ensured the concept did not remain limited to just a name engraved at the entrance of this gated community. We decided to create a fluid identity – one that is connected to the customs and lifestyle of the ethnic group – that can be experienced at every touchpoint.
The identity emerges from the concept of Mudras or hand gestures. The main logo is a graphical illustration of the Surbhi Mudra, where all the fingers are connected. Signifying harmony and complete balance, it represents the five basic elements air, water, fire, earth and space, making it the perfect identity for the project.
The family of Mudras represent various aspects of life and wellbeing. We carefully identified certain Mudras that align with key project features. The identity became dynamic to adpat to each of these Mudras and communicate the benefits of what they stand for within the project.
The primary symbol extends into multiple variants to create a fluid language. Their form is derived from the gesture of fingers and the meaning of the name of each Mudra.
Welcome : Flowers : Offering
Place of worship : Positive energy
Security measures : Reassurance : Safety
Peace inside and outside : Harmony
The visible and invisible presence of water : Purification : Hydration
Primary Elements : An inspiration : Names of towers : Integrated into the architecture
Guide to Mudra : De-constructed : Accordion-style
Not a typical project brochure : Made a new
Ritual : Auspicious : Traditional mithai box : Invitation
English : Devnagiri : Everyone feels at home
Namaskar : Greeting : Respect
Silk thread paper : Premium : Swadeshi