Silkroute – The Journey of flavours | Studio Twenty Two | Juhu, Mumbai
Silkroute – The Journey of flavours of 7500 Sq. ft. in Juhu, Mumbai designed by Studio Twenty Two with a heavenly ambiance of the restaurant. Each element and detail were curated to give the user space to forget the rest of the world and enjoy a delicious meal. It is an attempt to create a bold and graceful space that impressionists naturally form clearly and flagrant. The entire space is divided into two areas – the energetic outdoor bar area and the lively indoor dining area. All elements set the rhythm of the visitors’ journey and add liveliness to the dining space.
The Principal Designer said the thought behind this design is a culmination of modern aesthetics mixed with the quaint essence of the bygone route. I wanted something which was not shouting “loud” but a more subdued, aesthetic look. They say what attracts me first is the outer look so hence I went for white with the backdrop of nature. A first look and one can feel a calming effect. The inner decor was something be matched the surroundings. I opted for a more subdued look keeping up the simplicity but at the same time would look exquisitely attractive.
The playful blending of the subtle colors not only enhances its look after the dark sets in but also vibes well with the morning sun rays stroking inside. To highlight the entrance, a curvilinear decor was introduced at the entrance door and wall bringing in a focal element even if you are driving by. As the sun sets, this door is lit up to metaphorically depict it to be the gates to heaven.
Ornated with intricate details and other antique artifacts enhance the space to bring about a lively and pleasant environment. Arches were used as an element to soften and provide a transition in the space. While huge face wall art elements create eye-soothing elements which also follow the same theme throughout the restaurant as a décor element.
Silk Route was an extensive route that was used for trade and movement of goods, people, and the exchange of ideas. Basically, where people could come and go building memories and relations. So, when the project of designing a cafe came my way and the name was “Silk Route” I had a vision of how exactly this project ought to be. – added by the principal designer. A culmination of modern aesthetics mixed with the quaint essence of a bygone route. Silk Route is a cafe situated in the posh and upmarket neighborhood of Mumbai surrounded by the sea on one side and the rich and famous on the other.
The cafe’s design was something to be aligned alongside its name, it is locale, and most importantly the vibe it needs to give out which would make one crave to visit over again. The designer knew exactly what ambiance justice to this place would do so considering all the factors the place which struck was Goa. The chilled laid-back atmosphere with fun and frolic and good food of the region was an inspiration to design for Silk Route. The playful blending of the subtle colors not only enhances its look after the dark sets in but also vibes well with the morning sun rays stroking inside.
Also, the interior is not all subtle. There is a dash of vibrant colors blending in with the white upholstery. The red backrest of the sofas makes one feel like it is a route to places unknown which again is an ode to its name. The fusing of greenery within makes one feel one with nature, relax one’s mind, soak one’s thoughts, to be joyous. The stark contrast of the ceiling and floor is like both wanting to fuse with one another leading to a burst of overall beautiful look which enhances the beauty of the arena, just like the sea and sky. The lights all around play with the decor giving out an ethereal effect. A combination of fire and ice. The Vigour with Calmness.
Every aspect of the place has had a thorough detailing with proper research, many experiments, and much brainstorming creativity and the result is the one that is now “SilkRoute”. A beautiful ambiance with a soothing effect. A much more effective place to unwind oneself after a long day’s work, or to get together and chill in the amazing aura of the place with amazing food.
Happy Chilling and Bon Appetit!!!
Featuring an extremely modern vibe, SilkRoute restaurant’s washroom was ornated by artistic human face elements on the exterior wall with modern light fixtures. The men’s washroom décor with dark theme walls while the women’s washroom décor with a shade of red theme. The Merola tiles on the flooring are used for both the washroom which is accentuated with capsule-shaped mirrors and white sanitary fittings. Whereas, lighting fixtures add charm and give a modern look to the area.
The entire space is lit up with modern light fixtures which provide a beautiful shadow while one dines in the place, tying up and making sure the different elements come together as one cluster. The restaurant is illuminated by a diverse range of lighting fixtures that have been specially crafted and prototyped to blend with its surroundings at the same time act as an element of sculpture. Due to lighting fixtures night view of the restaurant creates a good atmosphere and reflects elegant decor.
The contemporary and eclectic outlet reflects its patrons’ vibe and tries to conjure magic through its curvy design. The accent layer of green and flooring selection gives the space a vertical impetus and depth. The fierce and striking dynamism of the space is consciously muted through a monotonal palette. The design takes the route of simplicity, clean-lined forms, and uncluttered interiors. “An effortlessness that arises from a true and honest approach.’’
Studio Twenty Two is a team of architectural designers striving constantly to create stand-out projects because of their distinct approach towards design, detail & technology. The firm believes in the development & implementation of innovative & efficient design strategies. Along with a healthy design, designers also provide expertise in Building regulation approvals & man-management for the execution of projects along with the best construction methods to give you a draught-free and comfortable building.
Project Name : Silkroute – The Journey of flavours
Design Firm: Studio Twenty Two
Principal Designer : Prachi Satam
Executed by : MMS Interiors
Project location : Juhu, Mumbai
Project Area : 7500 Sq. Ft
Photography Credit : Prashant Bhat Photography
Content Elaboration : Team Interior Lover