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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.
The Storycity publication by Kahani Designworks, Bombay Deco: Hidden in Plain Sight, celebrates 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.