Mumbai is a city that requires some measure of humor to survive. It’s a place that ﬁlls you with optimism and the sense that you are in a rising part of the world, but it’s also bursting with frustrations and creative subversions of the law. It has a brand of maddening chaos all its own. “If you can’t accept and adapt and go with that ﬂow, you are constantly going to be frustrated, ” says Samuel Barclay, an American architect. We’re sitting in the Case Design studio, an architecture and design practice he founded, inside an industrial complex in north Mumbai, beside a factory producing auto parts and a workshop making plastic cups. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Eight Buy Now Related Stories Design Inside Looking Out A rewilding of interior design in the heart of Milan. Design Issue 44 An Unmovable Feast A place setting stitched for every season. Design Partnerships Together Again The return of the small gathering, in partnership with Fritz Hansen. Interiors Issue 43 Home Tour: Rose Uniacke An elegant palazzo—in Pimlico. Design Issue 42 Light Snack A luminous celebration of gelatin. Design Interiors Issue 42 Studio Tour: Fernando Caruncho Gardens sit between the natural and the artificial. George Upton meets the man mediating between the two.