VM-RD RE­TAIL DE­SIGN AWARDS 2014

Cat­e­gory : Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs & Food Courts Project : Ire­dus MERIT : Lo­tus

VM&RD - - VM-RD RETAIL DESIGN AWARDS 2014 -

Ire­dus restau­rant and bar, the culi­nary brain­child of Raghu­raj Kanudia a first time restau­ra­teur, was to cre­ate a space that gets known pri­mar­ily for ar­ti­sanal al­co­hols, bev­er­ages and food. The key chal­lenge was to gen­er­ate a nar­ra­tive for the space that fos­tered cu­rios­ity and yet had a sense of time­less­ness.

Lo­tus’ de­sign team needed to cre­ate key ar­eas in­clud­ing a restau­rant with for­mal din­ing and re­laxed din­ing, bar area and a gar­den court­yard. These var­i­ously dif­fer­ent but in­ter­linked zones had to be en­twined to­gether in a har­mo­nious way that would give a time­less nar­ra­tive to the space, whilst also cre­at­ing a dy­namic venue for global food and in­ter­na­tional bev­er­ages to be tasted and sa­vored, craft­ing an iden­tity for the space that felt like be­ing at home.

En­sur­ing that the space felt like one har­mo­nious en­tity, the anal­ogy of a be­spoke home of a trav­eller/ ex­plorer was taken and the space was carved into dif­fer­ent zones that al­low for in­ti­mate and di­verse ex­pe­ri­ences.

The walls of the ‘home’ were cre­ated through hand­crafted MS shelv­ing that acts like a translu­cent fili­gree skin that, both, di­vides and in­te­grates the var­i­ous func­tions and lev­els. The zones of this open plan house are de­fined through cu­rated ex­pe­ri­ences – a bar area which con­nected both the in­doors and the out­doors, a liv­ing room, a den/ li­brary, a cen­tral tast­ing area and the first floor din­ing space and the open to sky court­yard which also serves as the smok­ing zone.

The ma­te­rial pal­ette is kept nat­u­ral with the use of slate, tim­ber and lac­quered mild steel. All the fur­ni­ture was cus­tom de­signed with an eclec­tic and di­verse style to rep­re­sent the var­ied tastes of the ex­plorer this house be­longs to.

The props on the shelves are all prod­ucts pro­moted by the brand which are for sale as well cre­at­ing pos­si­ble ex­ten­sions for grow­ing the brand into the re­tail space

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