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What are the guests' expectations from a restaurant while experiencing world cuisine? Of course, they want to feel the atmosphere of the country, the gastronomy culture of which they experience. When we started a high-end restaurant design project intended to bring Indian delicacies to the guests, we asked ourselves: How could we make someone feel that they are in India without actually going to India? The perception of India in people's minds is "country of spices". This geography is colourful and energetic, like a store of spices. And thus, as an interior design company, we wanted to add some bright colours, materials and spiritual objects to the project. Another important aspect of this country is its many mystical values. We researched the concepts of energy and space adopted in the societal culture, and we've designed our location based on these concepts.

What was asked for this luxury restaurant design?

A restaurant that contains indoor and outdoor spaces, where the concept of an Indian restaurant is adopted. This location should address the guests' five senses and make them feel that they are taking a journey.

What were the challenges in this interior design project?

We were challenged to design a spatial arrangement. However, we achieved these challenges thanks to efficient teamwork and practical on-site solutions.

What did we do throughout this high-end restaurant design project?

This was a luxury restaurant design project that it took too much time to complete the research and analysis processes. We've done comprehensive research on Indian culture. We pursued mythological stories and wanted to make sure that each small detail refers to this geography and culture. In general, we've preferred a style that reflects not only Indian culture but also Asian culture as a whole. We've made a detailed study on the layout to create the connection between the indoor and outdoor and the special spaces requested in the location. As an interior design company with global experience in high-end restaurant design, we consider comprehensive research vital to make the area authentic and unique. We gave particular importance to the Tandoori culture that closely corresponds to our culture. In India, they cook chicken, fish, meat, vegetables and chapatti – a regional type of bread – with the Tandoori method. We've modernized the area required for this cooking method, resulting from a completely new design. We've paid great attention to making sure the layout is functional so that the space could be comfortably used and the guests could genuinely experience the Indian culture. We've used vibrant colours to lighten up the space and designed the lighting fixtures to create the cultural atmosphere we had dreamed of. In luxury restaurant design, creating a comfortable atmosphere is as important as functionality. We created an artwork area with a showcase to reflect this country founded in its distinctive lands with its stories and beliefs and its own arts. We wanted to make sure that this artwork could bring this well-established culture to the guests. As YOO Architecture, we truly believe that each interior design project is an opportunity to take a new journey and, this time, beautiful smells of spices accompanied us during this journey :)