Textured surfaces and sinuous kinds populate this outpost of vegan restaurant chain Sequel in Mumbai, which was designed by native architect Ashiesh Shah.
Positioned in an workplace improvement within the metropolis’s Bandra Kurla Complicated, the inside was conceived as a relaxing antidote to the busy enterprise district past.
“The restaurant alludes to a timeless appeal, celebrating the ethos of refined luxurious, gradual dwelling and refined existence,” Shah defined.
Divided into two zones, Sequel encompasses a grab-and-go counter on one aspect and a restaurant on the opposite, which serves as a proper eating space for patrons on the lookout for a break from work.
The 2 areas are divided by a central partition with a doorway on both aspect for straightforward circulation.
Shah designed the restaurant as a mirrored image of Sequel’s philosophy, which it described as “futuristic in kind and earthy at its core”.
Textured supplies are paired with impartial colors and comfortable edges to create a “visually comfortable inside”.
“The fabric decisions for the house pay homage to Indian craftsmanship and handmade processes,” Shah defined.
A sculptural lighting fixture, handmade utilizing lacquered channapatna beads from the Indian state of Karnataka, hangs within the centre of the seating space.
Right here, partitions are lined with oak wooden veneer that runs from the bottom onto the partitions and alongside the gridded facade, whereas a sheer curtain covers the wrap-around window. An identical console unit is completed in the identical oak wooden veneer.
The grab-and-go part of the restaurant is enveloped by curved partitions clad in louvred wood panelling that was handmade on web site, earlier than being completed in an open-grained veneer with gray lacquer.
A monolithic serving counter enveloped in moulded off-white Corian resin emerges from the wall and snakes out into the eating space.
Its curved strains are echoed within the false ceiling overhead, the place globe-shaped lights are positioned like pearls inside oyster-shaped reliefs comprised of textured lime plaster.
The identical bumpy plaster was utilized to elements of the partitions and a collection of oyster-shaped cabinets that seem to develop out of the wall, whereas patterned terracotta bricks line the ground.
Lots of the furnishings items, together with the rounded chairs and sofas within the formal eating space in addition to the consoles, bar models, espresso counters, communal tables, shelving and storage cupboards, had been custom-made for the venture.
“The lighting, materiality and kind collectively have fun a story of good imperfection,” Shah defined.
In his work, the architect says he practices the Japanese aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi, which finds magnificence in imperfections.
Different eating places with textured surfaces embody a Kyiv eatery by Yakusha Design with tough concrete partitions and this fine-dining restaurant the place Valencia studio Masquespacio employed uneven floor finishes similar to tough stucco, ceramic and terracotta tiles.
Images is by Atelier Ashiesh Shah.