Industry: Educational Institute
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is a premier school that functions autonomously under the Government of India. Located in the heart of Pune, the institute has been producing some of the iconic names in the world of cinema since the last 60 years.The Gajanan Jagirdar Library in the premises of FTII has been named after the institute’s first director. The library had to be redesigned and repurposed into a lively space which encourages an environment of seamless knowledge in a cheerful ambience.
IndiDesign redesigned library space for FTII in a way such that it becomes a hub for unadulterated knowledge, creativity & interactivity.
The project goal was to design the space into a warm & lively ambience that evokes all the senses and creates an environment of seamless knowledge for students, faculty and alumni. A place students/faculty would like to spend time in.
IndiDesign refurbished the area and reused/recycled old furniture to create a new relaxed atmosphere. Bean bags were introduced to the space. Low lights added uniqueness to the design language. Ceiling lamps complimented the contemporary ambience. Artificial grass carpets were laid on the entire floor to give it a cool, outdoor kind of feeling. Huge windows were installed with bamboo chick blinds which gives a very homely, cultural and cool feel. The Idea was to have a public space that is as open and inviting as nature outside.
The space was repurposed in a way that it allowed a variety of different spaces within a common space. A well-structured navigation was planned to enhance the accessibility of the books and other reading material and to make the space less congested and more flexible.