Kalpna – Indian Restaurant
This long established and internationally acclaimed vegetarian Indian restaurant is located in a B-listed building.
The Clients believe that the decoration should be changed every decade or so and requested us to re-fashion our previous scheme, in a manner as authentic and unique as their food.
The proposal was inspired by Indian architecture and art and in particularly mirrored Aablah work from Kutch in Gujarat. The beautiful ornamental mirrorwork plaster inside and work to the external façade was carried out by expert craftsman Garesh and his mother. Once the layout was agreed the work was done entirely by hand, avoiding religious references.
The dimmable lighting was designed by Kevan Shaw Lighting Design, based on simple Ikea fittings which were then taken to India for decoration and brought back.