Haka- Oriental Restaurant
The design approach for the space was aimed at bringing in the orient without the stereo-typical antics of a traditional Chinese styled restaurant. The balance was gained by a combination of bold contemporary elements and Orient inspired highlights. Situated in one of the Heritage British colonial areas of Mumbai, the space flaunted its high ceilings and chamfered columns. Influenced by the colonial architecture we interpreted the vaulted ceilings in a pointillism inspired manner by using wooden sections to stimulate the form.The colour palette for the space was inspired by the ancient Chinese "Qinghua" style of pottery where Persian blue was used to accentuate the muted earthy tones.
-In association with Saniya Kantawala Design
Qinghua plates and mosaic mirrored Geisha murals add the oriental edge to the space
Arches created between the colonial columns make for a hamonizing base reference for the vaulted ceiling installation.
Antique mirrors,while adding to the colonial structure also help create the illusion of a grander space.
Bamboo plants being an imminent part of the chinese culture bejewel the glass facade as a partial screen to maintain privacy for the diners .
Keeping in tone with the wooden sections on the ceiling ,the door was made to be louvred with natural bamboo like colouring to imitate the bamboo screens.