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