POH – Progressive Oriental House
The product of extensive research on South-east Asian food and culture, Avik Chatterjee’s vision for a holistic experience will satiate even the most discerning gourmand. True to designer Sumessh Menon’s overarching philosophy, every area within POH is meticulously curated to create private spaces while still maintaining an open energy. Although the vintage design models of Shanghai and Beijing have influenced the decor, the usual red is shirked for a palette of muted greys and rich greens that captures a nostalgic oriental vibe. Textural materials like cement-finish tiles and broken brick cladding are counterpoised with wood inlays and metal walls. Other highlights are a wall dotted with lanterns, a striking apothecary-style bar, a lamp shaped like a Chinese fan and 18-foot-long cane chandeliers. Degustation dining shines bright here, in a sensory bubble that fuses the traditional and the modern.
HOSPITALITY, RESTAURANTS AND CAFE ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS DONE BY SUMESSH MENON AND ASSOCIATES.
Radio Bar | La Roca | Dragonfly, Andheri | Mizu | Neverland | 145, Andheri | Luxury Resort | 1522 | Yazu | Foo | Talli Turmeric | Dragonfly, Delhi | Mustard | KOKO 2.0 | Trilogy SuperClub 2.0 | Keiba – Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai | Mabula Game Lodge, South Africa | Farzi cafe | The Beautex Flagship store – Pune | Nom Nom | POH – Progressive Oriental House | Sumessh Menon Associates Office – Santacruz | Madras Diaries | Playboy | Ultimate Auto Impex Bike Showroom – Wadala | Masala Bar | There She Glows Salon – Colaba | Candy & Green – Restaurant & Rooftop Lounge | Koko – Asian Gastro Pub | Silver Beach Cafe, Dubai | The Bar Stock Exchange | Mr. Baozi – Pan Asian Gastro Pub | PaPaYa – Modern Asian Bistro | Plan B – Tapas, Manhattan, NYC | Trikaya