Location: Chandigarh, India
Project Work Status: Completed Projects
The hand-illustrated Corbusier anti-parlour experiment
The Smokehouse Deli at Chandigarh, in a continuing city prode experiment, explored the critique of the heroic, singe-minded sweeping arm of Modernism. We introduced sweet oddities into the mix with the new Deli
The ambiance provides a laid-back, relaxed vibe for the Deli, while allowing guests to engage with the rich narratives that wallpaper the space, with pieces of city history
The front facade of the Deli, with the signage and illustrated mix of food, cultural artefacts and other odds and ends
Details of the Entry, the facade and the Valet desk
The Illustration at the Deli mixes up Corbusier influences, and artworks from the time. We populated the space with Mondrian's landmark works, and a city planning perspective, to pay homage to India's first "planned" city
The walls are littered with various narratives, exhibitions, music, and genres of culture that Le Corbusier personally despised. We critiqued the misfit between the sweeping vision of the city, and the individual aspirations of it's residents
The insides of the Deli, populated with a mix of ingredients from the cooking process. We aim to display and create large areas of storage, to allow the Deli to work functionally and seamlessly.
More interior details at the Smokehouse Deli, Chandigarh. Storage and illustration integrated seamlessly to form a distinct palette.