Mumbai’s Art Deco buildings, believed to be the world’s second largest collection after Miami, were recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Mumbai underwent phases of modernization in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries which led to the construction of cinemas and residential buildings, blending Indian design with Art Deco imagery creating a unique style that has been described as Indo-Deco.
Kahani Designworks brings the latest Storycity publication Bombay Deco: Hidden in Plain Sight, to celebrate Mumbai’s unique Art Deco heritage. An illustrated journey through the lanes, along the seaside and into quiet neighbourhoods boasting of the rich architectural heritage – the iconic cinemas, streamlined streetscapes and geometric, rhythmic building façades.
Storycity is a publishing initiative of Kahani Designworks, a design studio based in Mumbai, to promote cultural engagement in Indian cities.