Beyond the walls, a warm, rustic combination of pinewood, stone and the deep richness of brick creates a resplendent yet cosy outdoor space nestled within a richly patterned exposed laterite facade. The raw appeal of these earthy materials is sharply contrasted by the bright chirpy yellow and turquoise chairs creating an element of surprise that upholds the uniqueness of every Sumessh Menon designed space, making it the best interior design studio.
The alfresco section of Mr. Baozi has a mix of custom lounge seating and the raw brick and cement sequence that sets the tone of the entire outdoor space is reminiscent of Charles Correa’s designs.
The indoor dining space entirely weaves a magic of its own with the complete span of the edifice lined with an arcade of exposed brick openings lending a unique appeal to Mr. Baozi. Right from the striking custom wooden door set within a multi-arched doorway to the imposing Asian influenced artwork that scales an entire long wall and the ethereal sculptural light fittings to the handmade tile inlaid tables, the entire space is a splendid synthesis of patterns and texture.
The whole place is high on warmth and energy. Talented artists have contributed to bringing alive the walls with arresting artwork ranging from larger-than-life paintings, Chinese inscriptions and even FRP masks that dominate the space and yet are seemingly understated.
Spoilt for choice in the variety of seating arrangements available, the pièce de résistance however is the grand 8-seater round table complete with a Lazy-Suzy installed in it. Menon has effectively managed to scoop out a perfectly round private nook from a square space with a finely crafted curved rope installation that cleverly grants privacy without cutting you off from the allure of the restaurant.
The restaurant is truly a treasure trove of illustrative design ideas, fine craft and exceptional customization - an ode to all things fun and Asian. It’s a lively, chirpy yet warm space with a refreshing new theme - raw earthy meets funky Asian.