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

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Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Size: 565 sq m
Principal Architect: Sumessh Menon
Photographs courtesy Sumessh Menon


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. 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 room, behind the DJ console, the 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 blue trusses and 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. The restaurant also has a variety of seating styles, ranging from plush private dining sofa seating to high metal chairs along an entire wall, rattan chairs in various combinations, and coloured upholstery. A 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 and mini-sized planters placed within them. Each bathroom is an explosion of vibrant colours and patterns. Even the column mouldings, laser-cut staircase metal riser design, flooring patterns, and artwork have biophilic design elements,