The Urban Foundry

Lead DesignerKetan Jawdekar
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

TUF is conceptualised as a hangout at Pune, India that blends into its surrounding and neighbouring infrastructure, yet contrasting it, with a feel that makes you jive with a rustic foundry ambience. Screaming ‘industrial design’ from ceiling to floor, this place has imbibed its concept into everything that they have put into place. Every nitty gritty detail has been actuated with industrialization plugged in, subliminally if not loudly. From container bars and cutlery, to tables that have been suspended from the ceiling with the help of chains and clamps, they have taken the design to attain the next level of global appreciation. Also one of the key features in The Urban Foundry, is its jigs and fixtures all over, that have incorporated the magic of kinetic energy in movement so interactivity with the ambience, while you’re down with their tantalizing cocktails, is a pleasant surprise that compliments the design intention.


When innovation and creativity is the main stay of a design studio, each completed work is more of an art piece than space design. Each project different from the other and hence exclusive! This is what clients have come to expect from Studio K-7.

Established in 1995 as Ketan Jawdekar and Associates, under the aegis of its Principal Ketan Jawdekar, the design studio was rechristened as Studio K-7 Designs Pvt. Ltd. With this came a more focused vision and the studio became an amalgamation of young and dynamic entrepreneurs who would implement innovative ideas creating exquisite projects. This has, over the years, ensured a different and exclusive output each time that has resulted in absolute client satisfaction.
Aiming to providing a complete design solution, the team works on the guided principal – ‘from a pin to piano’, for almost all its projects. And this is achieved by keeping in mind, the client’s budget and individual tastes, which results in rewarding structures with world-class designs adding unusual colours to life.
The design studio offers consultancy in Architecture and Interiors, and for open and public spaces. Each design is visualized and achieved by following a simple seven-point agenda:

. Elegance through simplicity in design
. Optimization of experience
. Trouble shooting with inspiring architecture
. Reflect overall theme
. Harmonising with the environment
. Effortless implementation
. Cost effectiveness

This has lead the Studio to winning many national and international accolades and awards.