Mira Design Studio crafts a minimal marble medley in monochrome at The Slate Store, Bangalore

MAR 17, 2022 | By Rhea Sinha
DIY storage desk with cassette and mosaic tile displays on the first floor, designed for clients to customise options as per their individual aesthetics Photographs by Nayan Soni
Minimal monochrome frames craft a clean canvas for the vibrant tones and textures of the display cassettes. Wooden panelling in the display area serves as a subtle division in between distinct tiles; Photographs by Nayan Soni
Crafted by local artisans, mosaic model frames deck the walls of the stairwell; Photographs by Nayan Soni
A glass cabin cladded in fluted wall tiling on one side operates as an indoor-outdoor space; Photographs by Nayan Soni
A Jalli wall serves as a structural divide sectioning the outdoor discussion room from the rest of the store; Photographs by Nayan Soni
The mezzanine floor room highlights an array of 3D shaped tile compositions dressing its walls
Incorporating mosaic tiles in the ceiling leaves no stone unturned, utilising all panels for presentation Photographs by Nayan Soni
The Lounge area accommodates custom made tile mosaics in place of carpeting on its floors Photographs by Nayan Soni
Offering a closer look, are colossal 3 metre displays modelling marble selections, mosaic tiles in the ceiling add an aesthetic element to the minimal milieu Photographs by Nayan Soni
Set at the ground floor the exclusive 'brick room' showcases a selection of its name alike on the floor, walls and display of the area; Photographs by Nayan Soni
Featuring a herringbone pattern on onyx tile in its flooring on one side, the DIY area was designed to display all possible tile combinations available for customisation; Photographs by Nayan Soni
Cassette and mosaic tiles sit in front and centre of the DIY storage desk on the first floor; Photographs by Nayan Soni
The first floor of the showroom, showcases a selection of boutique stoneware, sketched for clientele interested in limited editions and customisations; Photographs by Nayan Soni
Complete with custom line and dot patterns in its flooring is the Mezzanine floor room; Photographs by Nayan Soni
Crafting a striking juxtaposition of 10mm to 25mm collages, the arm room is a colourful culmination of mosaic choices; Photographs by Nayan Soni

A marble medley of tints and tile, designed by Mira Design Studio- The Slate Store, Bangalore moulds minimal monochrome magic. True to it’s ‘Make in India’ message, the 3,000 sq ft Trove India store is the buoyant brainchild of principal designer Shruty Sanghvi. Sectioned into two levels, complete with a mezzanine room the real estate centre is stationed in the city’s busiest stone business neighbourhood. 

Striking an artful balance between fetching and functional, the outlet’s basal blueprint draws attention to the vibrancy of the tile’s tone, texture and utilisation. An unbarred open ceiling plan accommodates the contrastive cluster of building services overlapping each other on all floors. 

Dry cladded in a strip pattern of 5 mm black marble, the dramatic exterior decor draws eyes towards the store; Photographs by Nayan Soni


Distinct patterned flooring serves as a divide, breaking the store space on the ground floor into separate sections; Photographs by Nayan Soni

Demonstrating a dramatic entrance and dry cladded in 5 mm black marble tile, the dynamite facade, with an entrance seven metres tall draws attention to the store. Distinct patterned flooring demarcates the store space into divisional sections. 

Walls wrapped in monochrome mosaic frames welcome the visitors into the store by the reception; Photographs by Nayan SoniFollowing a brick-like pattern employing smaller tile, a floor to ceiling feature wall in the reception area strikes the onlookers eye in contrast to 3 metre tall wooden divides in aluminium framing, featuring the freewheeling display cassettes.

Custom made mosaic tiles add a cue of classic charm in the flooring of lounge area; Photographs by Nayan Soni

Unveiling potentiality in trusted timeworn techniques of composing mosaics with au courant tiles, the lounge area illustrates custom-built fitted flooring modelling mosaic art. Highlighting homogenous 5 mm marble tile from Stone laminam on the floor, shutter, countertops and the dado, the pantry area presents assorted attainable applications the material practices. 

The brick room’s blueprint utilises brick till in functional as well as aesthetic form; Photographs by Nayan Soni


Dressed in a display assembling of all styles of brick tile is the exclusive ‘brick room’; Photographs by Nayan Soni

Exhibiting its name alike on the floor, walls, and display shelves the exclusive ‘brick section’ on the ground floor is a focal point in the facade. In complete contrast, the compact restroom screams bold and brash notes with its darker moodboard, balanced with a tall double mirror. 

Three metre frames for marble tiles fall in midpoint of the display space; Photographs by Nayan Soni

Housing a three metre tall stone laminam metal array is the showroom’s midmost stretch. Custom made tiles set at the anti-gravity end of the mesh ceiling spotlight it’s subtle usance. Upstairs, headlining 3D shaped tiles with a custom dot and line pattern in its flooring is the mezzanine room. Essentially executed for the clientele interested in limited editions and customisations, the first floor showboats a boutique selection of stoneware.  

Wooden panelling allows for efficient and engaging tile showcase and storage; Photographs by Nayan Soni

Sketched to store any and all achievable tile schemes of the customer’s own liking to make and match on the neighbouring mood board panel, a do-it-yourself desk sits in front and centre of the display domain.  

Commissioned separately, the art room reflects as a colourful culmination of all kinds of mosaic tiles; Photographs by Nayan Soni


A literal work of art, the art room creates a contrasting juxtaposition of 10 mm to 25 mm mosaic collages; Photographs by Nayan Soni

Commissioned independently, the ‘art room’  advances as a colourful culmination of all kinds of mosaic in all sizes and shades available. Also consigned, a glass cabin operates as an ‘outdoor discussion room’. Both extensions evince exclusivity and utilisation plays on tiles. 

Inclusive of it’s holders insight and expertise in tile stockpiled over the years, the Slate store’s design conception stimulates a chipper and charismatic character, wherein colour and pattern play an indispensable role. 

“The customer feedback was ultimately what won the show for us and for our clients with people from all walks of life praising the importance of functionality, design and experience of this space bringing monetary business to our dear clients.” concludes Shruty. 

Scroll down to see more glimpses of The Slate Store by Mira Design Studio:

Constructed in tile, the console table at the entrance exhibits another possible application of slate; Photographs by Nayan Soni


Employing a custom made pattern on its floor, and tile in its furnishings is the outdoor conversation cabin; Photographs by Nayan Soni


Herringbone tiles deck walls of the compact restroom, laminate tile adds a polish look on the vanity; Photographs by Nayan Soni