Purple domed ceiling for Delhi restaurant and dessert corner
New Delhi-based RMDK has designed the Dadu’s Kondapur, a restaurant and dessert corner spread over 4800 sq. ft. Designed as an experiential indulgence, the project reinterprets the old-world charm to contemporary Indian luxury. Divided into two major zones, one section houses the restaurant, while the other has the dessert bar.
A jewel-toned color palette of purple, blue, green, and gold is balanced with neutral white and brown in the dining area. A formal color scheme of white and gold complement the displayed products, which adds warmth and depth to the retail space. Each purple dome with white relief work encloses a household lantern-inspired pendant light, which creates an indulgent ambiance. A curated pattern of window openings and vivid blue service counter contrasts with the neutral layout, which converts cooking into a live art exhibit.
Wall relief patterns are a minimalistic and geometric addition to the vernacular décor, which are readjusted to the brand’s context. Simple green and gold chairs are inspired by raw rattan weaves and plush brown tufted sofas add luxury to the natural wood flooring with linear glazing. The spatial transition between the retail section and restaurant is free-flowing with constant variations in the ceiling and flooring.
One enters through the main entrance, which is flanked by sweet and ice-cream display that creates a functional space. A central island display with art-patterned tiles guides the customer to a smaller feature display and cash counter, which follows into the restaurant. Customized minimal display counters highlight the timeless Indian splendor.
Fine grooves on the surface of the stone-clad icecream display add depth to its texture. Natural striations on the marble-clad sweet display counter with geometric metallic overlays remind one of the city’s architectural heritage. An island display and the waffle slab-inspired ceiling with suspended spherical pendant lights that radiate a golden glow that transitions into a matte gold ceiling towards the counter with feature lights inspired by traditional lamps, ending in a domed purple ceiling.