Nirvana was the name chosen for the 125-seater multi cuisine restaurant in the Oasis complex, and so our aim was to replicate the experience of divine celebration. The metaphor of nirvana as the relationship between man and his spirituality has been explored with the use of yantras, and sacred Hindu colours, and the figure of man performing his daily rituals as the focus.
The furniture and table settings have been kept simple and non-fussy, their elegance of form being the dominant feature. The purple and maroon fabrics embellished with stars enhance the theme of Nirvana.
The project had a clear budgetary mandate of Rs.1,500 per sq.ft (which included all costs except HVAC). All material choices had to be guided by this budget - which can be very challenging while designing a restaurant since finishes and materials need to be exceptionally durable. Further there was a time limit of three months for execution of the entire complex, which included all three outlets - restaurant, bar and banquet hall.