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indiadesignid / June 22, 2020

1522 Mumbai, designed by Sumessh Menon employs a liberal use of biophilic design elements in an eclectic colour and material palette

1522 Mumbai, designed by Sumessh Menon is a welcome addition to the city’s flourishing restaurant industry. The Bangalore based culture-loaded brand’s new outlet in Andheri employs a liberal use of biophilic design elements in an eclectic colour and material palette. Featuring a gorgeous indoor dining space with a dedicated live performance stage, a semi outdoor seating space and a rooftop with its very own bar, 1522’s spatial configuration seems to be the perfect way to complement the gastronomic food offerings. The highlight of the restaurant is the terrace, where a greenhouse-style roof rests on tastefully designed blue trusses and quirky mosaic flooring. Scroll down to read more.

Washed in a muted green shade on the walls, ceiling and even flooring that has floral motifs, the indoor section displays a vibrant and earthy vibe complete with rivet details and mouldings inspired by English pubs and rustic exposed brick walls in the elevated DJ area as well as the raised private dining nook to create a scintillatingly inviting and warm indoor space! Artwork is predominant, and features on the indoor-outdoor elliptical bar, the walls of the private dining, behind the DJ console, staircase landing and more.

Drawing inspiration from European conservatories, the décor of the terrace is like a magical garden that comes to life, especially in the evenings. With a double sloped greenhouse-style roof resting on beautifully designed blue trusses and a quirky mosaic flooring depicting flowers and leaves, the rooftop bar is quite a charming space. Real plants have been speckled throughout, placed amidst the furniture and even hung from the roof!

Varied seating styles, from plush private dining sofa seating, to metal high chairs along an entire wall, rattan chairs in various combinations and colourful upholstery are another distinct feature of the restaurant. A very unique mid-height amoeboid community table is placed across the entire stretch of the semi outdoor space, with a mix of chairs arranged around it, with mini size planters placed within them! Each washroom is an explosion of vibrant colours and patterns. Biophilic inspired design features even in the column mouldings, laser cut staircase metal riser design, on the flooring patterns and the artwork!

 

Photographs courtesy Sumessh Menon

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