Apple BKC in Mumbai, the First Apple Store in India, Opened Today

Looks beautiful. Some architectural details from Apple Newsroom:

Apple BKC features a triangular handcrafted timber ceiling that extends beyond the glass façade to the underside of the exterior canopy, reflecting the unique geometry of the store. Each tile is made from 408 pieces of timber, forming 31 modules per tile with a total of 1,000 tiles that make up the ceiling. There are over 450,000 individual timber elements, all of which were assembled in Delhi. Upon entering the store, customers are greeted by two stone walls sourced from Rajasthan and a 14-meter-long stainless steel staircase connecting the ground level and the cantilevered mezzanine.

Chance Miller on Mastodon:

Tim Cook reacting to someone who brought a Macintosh SE to the opening of the Apple BKC store in Mumbai today.

Maybe the happiest I’ve ever seen him.

Those things weigh 17 pounds.

Tuesday, 18 April 2023