TFO

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Crafted to at­tract the youth of the city, the newly launched TFO – The Fac­tory Out­let of­fers a fine din­ing space where bold colours blend with the rus­tic in­dus­trial charm and topped with edgy de­sign el­e­ments.

TFO – The Fac­tory Out­let which re­cently opened their door at Ca­mac Street, is the new des­ti­na­tion for the genext of Kolkata. This 70 seater fine-din­ing restau­rant of Shehnaz Ho­tels Pvt. Ltd. has been cre­ated us­ing part of Ivory and what used to be Shisha’s smoking room. De­signed by Pooja Bi­hani, the In­te­rior Ar­chi­tect and Pro­pri­etor of Spa­ces & De­sign, the 1800 sq. ft. decor has a great amal­ga­ma­tion of in­dus­trial shades with candy coloured up­hol­stery to at­tract the young crowd. On the de­sign of TFO Bi­hani shares with VM&RD, “The de­sign brief given by Shehnaz Ho­tels to us was to cre­ate a fine din­ing restau­rant with an edge to at­tract the youth. It needed a funky de­sign for a fine din­ing restau­rant which is at­trac­tive and wel­com­ing to the young crowd com­ing to Shee­sha next door. So, our strat­egy for this was to cre­ate an eatery which is outof-the- box and some­thing which has not been seen or vi­su­alised be­fore. Thus, we used bold colours, high fin­ishes but against a rus­tic back­drop.” Since the whole area was not specif­i­cally des­ig­nated to do the in­te­rior, Spa­ces & De­sign has cre­ated an invit­ing semi-cir­cu­lar pro­file pro­trud­ing out into the wait­ing foyer and thereby has cre­ated a wel­com­ing and wacky area from the lay­out stage it­self. On the ex­e­cu­tional chal­lenges, Bi­hani adds, “The height of the premises be­ing 8'9" was ex­tremely low, hence the decision to ex­pose the ceil­ing in the main area was taken. Thereby align­ing it with the main strat­egy and our vi­sion to cre­ate a bold de­sign with a rus­tic back­drop was a ma­jor chal­lenge and also to work dur­ing crazy hours as the ad­join­ing Ivory restau­rant was fully op­er­a­tional while the in­te­rior work was go­ing on.” The one step up semi­cir­cu­lar wooden deck

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