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Flying monkeys at 73 degrees

Photographer: Shruti Tejwani

Mumbai-based Navien Niesaar Designs has designed 73 degree, a resto-bar project that combines a casual food and bar experience and which can convert into a lounge as needed. The façade is separated from the building by an outdoor lounge area that has skylight roofing which provides natural sunlight, artificial greenery upon the walls and neon pop art. A set of polymer and resin monkeys populate this area, hanging from the ceiling. Spanish rustic beige-green tiles with inlay motifs are used for the flooring.

As one moves towards the bar area, a backlit display in stone veneer and antique acts as the backdrop for the elongated counter with swivel stools and a rotating sign. Waterproof, termite-proof, and bore-resistant charcoal panel planks are used for the bar top and wall cladding. Circular lights hang from the ceiling, throwing golden pools of light, complemented by grey fluted wall cladding and tessellated Spanish hexagonal flooring in a mixed color variant. Terrazzo is used for the bench seating and bar skirting, while metal is used for the bottle holders, table stands, and seating backs and grilles. Spanish wall tiles have been also used for the bathroom.