India’s first Apple retail store now open in Mumbai
Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Retail Deirdre O’Brien attended the store opening.
Apple has shared photos of Apple BKC in Mumbai, celebrating the opening of its first retail store in India. Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Retail Deirdre O’Brien attended the store opening in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai.
The stunning Apple BKC features a triangular handcrafted timber ceiling that extends from the store’s interior to the exterior. It goes beyond the glass facade to the underside of the exterior canopy.
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.Apple Newsroom
Apple is also bringing its Today at Apple sessions to India through Apple BKC. In addition to regular Today at Apple sessions that bring visitors, local artists, and creatives together, the company will offer a special Today at Apple series named “Mumbai Rising.” It includes different activities centered around music, photo, design, and art, beginning from Tuesday, April 18 (the store’s opening day) through the summer.
Apple BKC is one of the most energy-efficient Apple Store locations in the world. With a dedicated solar panel, the store has zero reliance on fossil fuels for store operations. Apple says it is operationally carbon neutral, running on 100 percent renewable energy.
The team at Apple BKC has more than 100 team members who collectively speak over 20 languages. The retail store is now open to customers during usual business hours. You can find more information about store timings and Today at Apple sessions from Apple BKC’s website.