The chic new venture by entrepreneur Shraddha Bhansali called Candy & Green is like a breath of fresh air in the affluent suburban neighbourhood of Breach Candy. As per the design brief given by the client for a “venue that embodies the good life through serving clean, inventive vegetarian food and fresh, seasonal crafted drinks”, the design concept conceived by Sumessh was developed around the themes of energetic and fun-loving yet soulful interiors by introducing a whole new style of “feminine grunge” that blends a raw concrete look with a splash of vibrant colours.
Divided between two floors, one an indoor thematic restaurant and the other a charming rooftop garden above it, the whole experience is, simply put – enchanting! The indoor restaurant displays beautifully rustic concrete flooring with sleek brass inserts that visually binds the whole space together. Stunning glass facade envelopes the space on two sides and is composed of fun quirky interplay of patterns made of green stained glass, textured glass and flute glass in varying sizes. Cheery yellow and blue chairs add an element of freshness to the whole space. A lively14 feet long mural wall flanks one end of the space. The bar apron displays dramatic round motif panels in fibre glass against a fresh green element based bar back display. Huge strikingly imposing abstract leaf-like light fixtures hang above the varying dining tables lending an ethereal feel to the space.
The rooftop area is a charming open space that serves the perfect setting for an outdoor garden dining experience. Right from bamboo fencing at the periphery to pergola style seating and deck and turf flooring the whole ambience spells out a cheery magical garden ambience that allows one to unwind and relax in a cosy nook. An imposing tree feature, with lighting, serves as a communal table and undoubtedly stands as the pièce de résistance of the chirpy rooftop restaurant. A playful mix of rustic and bright coloured chairs adds a dash of vivacity to the dining spaces.
There is a sophisticated touch in the minutest of the details around the space with the hints of greenery and rustic finishes only adding to the freshness of the space. From a picturesque landscaped roof garden to a live green house growing essential herbs, from a chic communal table to an artistic mural wall and a funky curated retail and homemade larder, all the design elements adhere to the ideology of “living the good life.”
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