Commemorating Opulence

Chromed Design Studio achieves ‘Club like ambience’ for a Delhi based restrobar by effectively fusing rich material palette along with a luxurious colour scheme and lighting.

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Making a magnificent entry in the New Delhi’s Greater Kailash-1, N-Block, the recently launched B.E.D restrobar conveys a story of its own with modern and lavish décor. As the name suggests, B.E.D is an acronym for Beverage, Entertainment and Dining – a concept that is synonymous to partying and being foot loose. Spatially, the restrobar has been laid out in two levels in an area of approx.3, 600 sq.ft. The interiors of this restrobar have been tastefully designed by architect duo Abhigyan Neogi and Kanika Suri of Chromed Design Studio. The client’s brief called for an elegant and relaxed set up which would make one forget the hustle and bustle of city, help to unwind and also at the same time exude the glitzy appeal and extravagant ambience emulating a ‘club’.

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Material Palette

B.E.D is just as lavish, albeit with modern décor. Fusing modern culture into the choice of luxurious decor and design; creates a story for the restrobar that is conveyed through the wholesome setting. Use of rich colours like periwinkle royal blue, gold and copper in the entire design scheme adds a touch of grandeur to the club cum bar design.

The periwinkle blue columns and the rustic exposed walls with glass running bands, add to accentuate the feel of the interior, while intimacy is highlighted by the use of intercepting, communal booth seating placed at the centre. Though this floor consists of a mix bag of seating spaces including standing tables, tri-seaters and booth seating; they are well in sync with each other with the liquor bar as centre focal point and sushi bar on the side. Copper and gold with their rich, alluring tones have been used all over.

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The frames added on the wall are mostly all in black and white, just to tone down the gold – blue and red lushness of the space. There is also a backdrop with the logo to create a black and white subdued effect in the whole glittering set up. Adding to the visual appeal of the walls is Apartment 9’s Andrew Martin collection called the ‘Penny post’. For flooring, black Kadappa leather finish with 6 mm brass strip inlay has been used. Cindron Tiles in rustic black and white have also been used in certain areas. The main ceiling space has been acquired by a long truss with 200 x 200 box sectioned frame made in M.S with lacquer polish on top.

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In terms of lighting, the restrobar welcomes its guest with two classy chandeliers over the bar head which are been christened as ‘Drippy’. The chandeliers used in the décor have been made with size 3ft diameter/9ft length. Each chandelier is constructed with 130 individually blown glass pieces in transparent glass. The pieces have been blown with the help of Glass Lathe and Pyrax Glass at the Studio Glass Sutra with the help of skilled craftsman. On the other hand the structure of chandelier has been made in Stainless Steel however later loathed with copper gold coating to match the interior of the place where dominant colours are periwinkle blue and gold.

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The furniture used at BED offers a range of traditional-contemporary-modern furniture. The variety includes full wooden to full upholstered chairs, full metal based tables to full wooden based tables, and wood stools to metal-glass stools as well. The furniture pieces aim to add variety, offer comfort and add to the attractiveness of the interiors of the restrobar. All the furniture pieces have been made by Alankaram, New Delhi.

Space Bifurcation

As one enters through the glass door with steps leading upwards, the space is dominated with a metal frame along with a copper-metal staircase and railings. The elevated DJ with a continuous bar back being the centre focal point itself is a highlight of its own; dominated with gold coated metal and copper plate as an accent. Here one experiences ecstasy through the musical amalgamation of the two floors.

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The architect duo have cleverly utilised the space between the floors which helps to accentuate its grandeur. This space has been utilized to its maximum by creating a mezzanine level which is held by the truss serving as the elevated DJ and a landing space between the two levels.

The long continuous bar’s hairline steel storage and mirror panels break through the massive ceiling area with the clear truss also serving as a skylight. The weight of the entire elevated bar is held through the truss and the weight of this entire section is divided evenly throughout the bar-staircase-DJ section leading up to the truss. The upper floor’s outer area has Middle Eastern influences with wide furniture setting similar to a composite BED with extra ordinate focus lighting.

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The functional diversity and the aesthetic charisma of spaces with reflective interiors, held together with a luxuriated colour scheme attributes to the artistry of the whole space summarizing a breakthrough of new generation’s outlook towards socializing.

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Project Details:

Project Heads:  Kanika Suri & Abhigyan Neogi

Design Team: Abhigyan Neogi, Kanika Suri, Deepannita Majumdar, Shrinidhi, Neetika Narula

Location: N-Block, GK-1, New Delhi

Area: 3600 sq.ft

Budget: 1.5 Crore

Completion date: March 2017

Text Courtesy: Himani Ahuja & Nisha Shukla

Photo Courtesy:  Arvind Hoon

 


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