VM-RD RETAIL DESIGN AWARDS 2014
Category : Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs & Food Courts Project : Iredus MERIT : Lotus
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
Structural Consultant Manjunath & Co
Interior Contractor Kabiraj & Co.
HVAC Classic Consultancy & Services
Plumbing Sanitary Consulting Services
Furniture Manufacturer NG's Designs Pvt. Ltd.
Electrical Electric Consultancy Services