hen SRK Ventures & Cooking Culture got in touch with Studio Osmosis to design their multi-course, set menu restaurant Classe at Kalyani Nagar in Pune, the brief was to design something that was not just unique, but comfortable for a guest to spend hours and enjoy the many courses they had to offer. Privacy, comfort and an ambience that feels cosy yet, offers respite from the usual wood and marble ne-dine restaurants, was broadly what was needed. To cater to this requirement, the team of Studio Osmosis headed by Shilpa and Sameer Balvally got on the drawing board to design the 3,500 sq. ft. space that offers a calm and earthy ambience with an unusual mix of materials and design ideas.
Pre-cast concrete latticed screens doubling as wine stackers were custom designed to act as dividers between the key areas of the restaurant. This ensured privacy yet did not make the spaces feel boxed in. Further, brass-plated metal chain-link curtains were hung from painted metal members hanging from the ceiling to screen the various internal seating arrangements.