Mobius Foundation Tree of Knowledge

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Mobius Foundation: New retrofit research facility in the heart of Delhi

Mobius Foundation


Interior Design


Eishan Jain


Mobius Foundation is an NGO committed to spreading sustainable consciousness amongst Indian citizens. Our commission was to design a new research unit in a 34-year-old building. The challenge was to retain the design identity developed through previous projects and to provide a highly flexible, comfortable, and sustainable environment for the researchers.

Approach + Solution

The 2000 sq ft research facility sits within a high quality office tower in the heart of Delhi. Created by joining two existing offices with very different aesthetics, one a high quality fit out the other of poorer quality, we were able  reuse much of the existing material.  Old hardwood partitions were reimagined and reused in a number of ways, including as a central art piece in the form of the “Tree of Knowledge” which doubles up as a collaborative research area. Less precious materials were also reused in the construction of the refurbishment but remain unseen in the final design.


The acid-bright palette of the NGO is picked out in accented walls  and furniture and is set against more natural, neutral tones of timber and marble.