Set in a 19th century building in Mumbai, Ellipsis was conceived as a stimulating interplay of history and modernism, combining contemporary style with the opulence and romance of the past. We began by stripping away surface elements, revealing the authentic colonial-era architecture underneath. Custom furniture and fixtures are subtle and modern, creating a chic environment. As a contrast, Thomas installed an explosion of vintage paintings from every style and period over the last 100 years, like an artist's loft from a former era. Thomas also contributed several large format paintings of his own, in some cases allowing the design to run off the canvas and continue along the walls.