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Rangla Punjab

Located on a roof top in a commercial premises, Rangla Punjab is a North Indian regional cuisine restaurant. One can get the feel of rural Punjab while you dine and enjoy North indian Punjabi Cuisine. Rangla in Indian language means colourful. Designers are inspired from the rural areas of Punjab state of India. Rural Indian people love colours and that can be seen on their attire, clothes, accessories they wear or even the decorations they do. Designers have attempted to take out essence of colours from the life of Punjab state and infuse in otherwise contemporary style.

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Cafe FLO Taikooli

Cafe Flo is located in Taikooli at Sanlitun District of Beijing and the mall itself is a must-see destination attraction for visitors, both domestically and internationally. The challenge was to create an inviting dining experience, with respect paid to the building’s existing imposing beams and columns. The color tones of this cafe were inspired by the elegance of bygone Napoleonic era Parisian blue and Brass gold. The overall design was base on the iconic French Art Deco style brasserie. The chandelier, with its honeycomb structure, can be traced back as a symbolic icon to Art Deco period.

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Afra Tafri

Afra Tafri, derives it inspiration from it name itself, Afra tafri in Hindi slang means mad mayhem. Thus a colorful, causal, breezy yet elegant design was charted out as a concept for this restaurant. a unique everyday drinking place that puts in together a unique lounge experience in a casual set out. Being located in an upmarket prime location in Kolkata in Inida, Afra Tafri, had to be very carefully balanced on an experience which is delightful, breezy, open, casual yet have a niche and a chic upmarket feel to it.

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Razzmatazz

RAZZMATAZZ: a new bar lounge concept based on the idea that you don't travel on top of a magic carpet…you journey inside it to another dimension in time and space, transported to an Oriental magical realm where not everything is what it seems. A late night cocktail bar with DJ, cosy and intimate yet with surprises: instead of looking at a single rug on a floor, Razzmatazz is like flying inside a rug: patterns of digital pomegranate flowers made of wool and leather pop out onto the walls, floors and ceilings. A theatrical lighting scenography include videos and pulsing glows.

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The Tea Lounge

The Tea Lounge is conceived and designed like a nomadic camp: loose furniture is arranged in groups over individual rugs, some are placed under a stainless canopy symbol of the tent. Each group of seating is placed around the central tea altar acting as a fire place where tea, hospitality and comfort is provided to all guests and visitors. The Tea Lounge is a physical and conceptual representation of the ancient Silk Road for the modern travelers, a meeting place of food, cultures and ideas merging into a botanical palette of browns and greens representing various stages of tea production.

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Chinar

Chinar is the local name for the Oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis), abundant in the region and part of local life for generations. The name has inspired the creation of a new dining destination, a modern tea house that offers several bars and pan-Asian dining options. Located inside a light glass and timber building, the holistic design looks to deliver a theatrical vision of the myths, legends and cultures found along the ancient Silk Road.

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