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Monday, March 3, 2014

N Bar & Grill

Hospitality Design Special

Info & Images: Courtesy the architect

‘N Bar & Grill’ Mumbai, designed by Sumessh Menon +Associates
‘N Bar & Grill’

Mumbai-based design firm, Sumessh Menon + Associates carves out a 2100 sq. ft. fusion fine-dine and lounge bar – a bespoke night out experience!

The ‘N Bar & Grill’ in central Mumbai, designed by self-taught interior designer Sumessh Menon is an exercise in fusion – Indian and European, just like the restaurant’s cuisine.  

‘N Bar & Grill’ Mumbai, designed by Sumessh Menon +Associates
Reception

The tone is set from the entrance, where the white GRC trellis of slatted wooden strips creates an element of intrigue, shielding the interiors from passersby; yet acknowledging its presence and connect with the outside. The wooden doors leading to the restaurant and bar are inset with a grid of magnifying lenses and complement the semi-transparent nature of the façade. The vocabulary of a rich material palette carries forward indoors as laser-cut leather, Brescia Aurora Italia marble, brown leather, dark wood tones, laser-cut veneer, customized polygonal lamps in perforated and gold-plated metal, onyx-look-alike printed vinyl, amongst a host of other treatments and finishes creates a formal aesthetic.

‘N Bar & Grill’ Mumbai, designed by Sumessh Menon +Associates
Private Dining Area

‘N Bar & Grill’ Mumbai, designed by Sumessh Menon +Associates
Sculptural Light Box - the  Bar 

Elements take on sculptural forms, and the lines between artwork and design are blurred.  An undulating series of layered waves in repoussé (hammered) brass dominate one space, while perforated and hammered bucket lamps focus light on textured veneer tabletops in a woman-centric theme right down to gold hues on the walls and on plush velvet chairs in another; and in yet another space, we see echoes of the wave motif in exposed plywood organically melding into the ceiling, walls and down to the storage of a bar, giving the bar the appearance of a sculptural light box with its diagonally cut tobacco Italian marble slabs arranged on backlit onyx to creating a floating apron.

‘N Bar & Grill’ Mumbai, designed by Sumessh Menon +Associates
Bathrooms

Although there is a wide variety of materials and textures in use in this project, Sumessh manages to tie up elements and motifs through repetition or modification.  Various elements find reflection in a varied form in different spaces, sustaining the design vocabulary.

‘N Bar & Grill’ Mumbai, designed by Sumessh Menon +Associates
Woman-centric thematic

Diligent attention to details introduces an element of surprise, even awe at places; viz., the chair headrest with its glass oval delicately suspended on gold buttons and etched with a woman’s profile; or the funky wall pattered with panels of differently treated glass - coloured, stained, blown, textured, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and the like.

‘N Bar & Grill’ Mumbai, designed by Sumessh Menon +Associates
Bar & Lounge

Though the premise may seem clichéd, the design approach is defined by indigenous materials and techniques that do not visibly hark on any Indian motifs but distinctly conform to a contemporary sensibility rooted in traditional architecture.

11 comments :

  1. marvellous! i would love to visit this place! Aditya we have to go here. i like d spirit..soon thoh :)

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  2. "Tomorrow?"

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  3. Mohsen Sheikh-NavassiMarch 3, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Very Nice!!

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  4. This is one remarkable example of honest skills and creativity by an architect. I must say it’s a classy mix of European and Indian civilization. Great work Sumessh Menon! In the picture of the bar, especially with those multi-waved ceiling designs, makes it a great place to relieve your stress and cherish some memorable moments.

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  5. very nice!!!

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  6. Nooshin EsmaeiliMarch 7, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    These designs are Gorgeous!!!. I like them very much ... very interesting

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  7. Very nice concept love to work like this good concept design. Multi waves ceiling I think u can give a lighting in between that it should be better,de more lighting vill appear but its awesome creativity show profile. r..

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  8. Suberb is not a word for this job, Great work Mr. menon. .Take me soon there would love to see live. - sudheeran menon.

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  9. SUMESH MENON - incredible work ! Whenever u put ur creative mind at work u create MAGIC! AS always .. awesome work ki2

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  10. We went to this place when it was just about to open and the design just blew us away. The attention to detail is spectacular. The absolute favourite for my wife and I was the private dining with the very breath-taking mural on the back wall. One of your finest pieces of work Sumessh. Great work…as always :)

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