- Project Title: Sattvik, Proudly Vegetarian
- Location: Select City Walk Mall, New Delhi
- Practice: Chromed Design Studio
- Architect: Abhigyan Neogi
- Design Team: Abhigyan Neogi, Shriya Sohi and Shikhar Gaur
- Clients: Nimish Arora
- Furniture: Local vendors
- Year of Completion: 2019
- Gross Built Area: 1500 sq.ft
- Photo Credits: Dhruv
Enter this fashionable contemporary-vernacular fusion to delve into a spirit of nostalgia and go adrift savouring its rustic tellurian interiors that grant the patrons a traditional Indian feeling. This sumptuous restaurant located in a prime location of the city is outlined with tranquil and earthy interiors along with delectable cuisine. Chromed Design Studio’s notion was to design a modern yet regional fine dining experience that embodies the ‘Sattvik’ spirit based on holistic oneness with the elements of the universe.
Celebrating the concept of Sattvik in Indian dietary culture, Chromed Design Studio brings in this new hotspot for vegetarians at the Select City mall in New Delhi. The notion was to completely transform the interior design scheme of the already existing brand. The material palette constituted a maximum of indigenous raw material including wood, cane, terrazzo marble, and concrete in compliance with the contemporary styled theme of the place.
The entrance welcomes the visitors with an iconic curated wooden façade done in an idiosyncratic horizontal-vertical pattern. This façade fabricates a three-dimensional pattern setting apart the indoor restaurant space from the mall corridor while maintaining a barrier-free sense of connection between the two. The dining space is segregated into various seating arrangements spread across the expanse through a railing envisaged in glass and wood. The restaurant walls are layered with mute texture paint on three sides with a ceiling outlined in cane cladding and wooden moulding grid which adds an indigenous touch to the sphere. The seating running along the walls is incorporated with an interesting detail where jute is woven intricately on the top edge, forming a distinctive sense of style. The nuance added through spectacular vignettes of vernacular heritage and culture expounds the concept of this restaurant, conferring onto a modern yet edgy essence at the same time. The innovative pendant lights made of concrete and resplendent globe lights add on to the kindle of the already glistening expanse. The minimalistic design scheme is transformed into a masterful marvel with these custom-designed lights bringing in a splendid spirit. Other ornamentations like brass inlay on walls, bevelled edges of the mirrors, rounded corners, the ikat fabric, cane on chair backdrops and the green and terracotta accents state “luxury are in detail”.
The bar serves as the focal facet boasting of green and gold accents while supplementing the essence of vitality. Planters subsumed in the design infuse silent connectivity between the built environments, the users and the natural aura of the place. The traditional props kept on the bar backdrop marks the eccentric regional dialect. The open kitchen at the back with pottery props and terracotta jali adds a pop to the overall aesthetic value.
The rebranded Sattvik makes for a one-stop destination for hard-core vegetarians amidst a plethora of restaurants serving a flexible genre of cuisines. It functions as a blessing in disguise. The overall interior grammar is designed keeping in mind the central theme of balance and visual harmony.
Chromed Design Studio
Chromed Design Studio headed by Ar Abhigyan Neogi has long been in the industry of creating atmospheres than mere designs. Recognized pan India specifically for their eclectic and emblematic interiors, Chromed Design Studio plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to purity of style, rather letting the vicinity translate into a vocabulary that is both informal and bold. Their décors are their playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. Chromed’s niche which is hospitality and luxury design excite and provoke but never fails to surprise for its ingenuity, daring and singular quest to uplift the ambience and break free to entertain.