The concept of the Travellers Restaurant was devised by the design team – Prashant Kulshreshtha, Etisha Jain and Priyansh Sharma of Ogling Inches Design Architects, to inspire people to visit the road less travelled.
The initial stage of the project consisted of executing out a series of ideas, ranging from ordering for the ‘empty’ terrace, zoning the usable areas and addressing the most detailed parts of the design. The entrance lobby is nestled behind a yellow eclectically designed coffee table cum book shelf.
The world map etched in white on a raw unclad brick wall on which hang a series of clocks makes for a stunning display. Two wooden block shelves with internal lights divide the bar and the lobby.
One wall is clad with natural plants and creepers, country flags and framed images of sights from around the world. The central buffet counter has jaali work which is back-lit. Service counters are placed at the four corners in Scandinavian style. Side seating is planned with sofas on one side and chairs on the other.
Overall, the restaurant has come out to be the most featured commercial design, inspired by myriad cultures, architecture and materials. No surprise, if it serves to provide a glimpse of the upcoming trend of restaurant designs in India!
Text Compiled By Anindita Ganguly