Vin­tage Ban­ga­lore

VM&RD - - INDIAN DESIGN -

A pic­ture per­fect space, Smoke House Deli po­si­tioned in Ban­ga­lore, evokes the old world charm of the city with its pris­tine white decor and in­ter­est­ing de­sign ele­ments that surely... en­tice its clien­tele..

Af­ter en­tic­ing Mum­bai and Delhi with its ex­clu­sive dé­cor and lip smack­ing del­i­ca­cies, Smoke House Deli is now all charged to pan­der to the tastes of Ban­ga­lore­ans, with its new ex­clu­sive out­let at the 100ft Road Indi­rana­gar in Ban­ga­lore. Smoke House Deli houses a blend of the con­tem­po­rary with the vin­tage. De­signed by Bus­ride De­sign Stu­dio, the space ex­em­pli­fies the his­tory of Ban­ga­lore through its dé­cor. All brushed in white, the build­ing flaunts two floors wherein the ground floor is zoned into three seat­ing ar­eas while the first floor sports an op­u­lent stretched bar. Spread across an area of more then 6000 sq.ft, both the ground floor and the first floor cover 2600 sq.ft each while an area of 1180 sq.ft is ded­i­cated to the out­door seat­ing. “We see the out­side and faux-out­side ar­eas be­ing the more all-day con­ducive ar­eas, where the spa­ces are day­washed in en­tirety. They are per­fect to have a cof­fee and a quick snack. The in­side of the restau­rant is much bet­ter suited to hav­ing a longer meal; hence the de­sign of booth seat­ing and more com­fort­able for­mats. The large con­cen­tra­tion of the il­lus­tra­tion also oc­curs here, to pro­vide ar­eas of in­ter­est for longer meals. The up­stairs be­comes the buzzing bar area, where we cre­ate a darker, more moody en­vi­ron­ment for the night, and is con­ducive to be­ing a higher en­ergy of­fer­ing,” ex­plains Ayaz Bas­rai, De­signer at The Bus­ride De­sign Stu­dio. To max­i­mize the vis­i­bil­ity, glass façade with del­i­cate curves of a con­ser­va­tory that per­mits trans­parency, has been in­fused into the space. “We aimed to open up vis­tas and views from the street, and the restau­rant to cre­ate a day-washed space,” shares Ayaz. He fur­ther avers, “It al­lowed us to hang two mas­sive 2D-3D chan­de­lier in­stal­la­tions, which are vis­i­ble from the street. We’d like to think of the en­tire build­ing as sig­nage, where the text is com­posed as part of a larger idea.” The restau­rant’s in­te­ri­ors are a re­flec­tion of its ex­te­ri­ors which is bright, leafy and lazy. Through its il­lus­tra­tions, Smoke House Deli ref­er­ences an ar­ray of ‘things’ loosely re­lated to the Gar­den City, rang­ing from gar­den­ing, botany, green-belts and parks for chil­dren as well as crav­ings for a pas­toral life along with sus­te­nance farm­ing and sub­ur­ban life.

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