Space Design Awards

Space Design Awards is back with its ninth edition, honouring the best in interior design worldwide. The award-winning Indian interior designer Sumessh Menon is among the jury panel this year. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Mumbai on 22nd February 2019. Sumessh has been part of the jury for Space Design Awards since its inception and believes it is essential to recognize and celebrate excellence in interior design. “Design has always been an important part of my life – I’ve been designing furniture since college. So, when I was approached to be a part of the jury for the Space Design Awards, I didn’t hesitate for a second. The awards are an important platform that recognizes and celebrates excellence in interior design,” he says.

award-winning interior designer

Space Design Awards, one of the most prestigious design awards in the world, has announced Sumessh Menon as the winner of the residential interior designer category. Sumessh is an award-winning interior designer who has worked in this field for over a decade. He started his firm, “Studio Sumessh”, in 2007 and has since been providing elegant and functional interior design solutions to his clients. His work has been featured in several magazines and won several awards, including Space Design Awards.

Interior designer awards

Sumessh Menon is an award-winning interior designer specializing in Indian architecture and design. He has won several awards for his work, including the prestigious Design Excellence Award from the India chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Menon’s work is highly influenced by Indian culture and tradition and is dedicated to preserving and promoting India’s unique architectural heritage. His projects have been featured in numerous publications, and he is widely recognized as one of India’s leading architects.

Design awards in India

Sumessh Menon is an award-winning interior designer who has been featured in several design awards in India. He is the founder of Sumessh Menon & Associates, a space design firm that specializes in residential and commercial interiors. His work has been recognized for its innovative use of space and materials, and he has won several awards for his innovative designs.

Catch a break at Keiba, Mumbai’s newest Asian eatery
October 9, 2020

In an attempt to salvage an average work day with a fragrant, hearty meal, we sauntered through Gate number 6 of the Mahalaxmi Racecourse, trying to spot the new eatery that has been creating buzz in Mumbai’s constantly evolving food scene. We spotted our gastronomic terminus on our extreme right—and only a short walk away stood Keiba, a vision in white, woodsy tones and apple green.

Keiba’s seamless outdoor-indoor design, entwined with decade-old trees and hot-pink bougainvillea flowers, ushered us in like a long-lost lover. We walked onto the restaurant’s stone tiles dispersed between tiny black and white pebbles, to be welcomed by sheltered cabin-like wicker chairs resting on the porch. The outdoor space was both private and open, courtesy of its multiples seating levels on each side and roomy passage ways between its different seating areas. A trickling water instalment adds another element of nature to the outdoor setting.

Leading to Keiba’s indoor space was a long frontal wall hand-painted with two converging trees and cherry blossom flowers—reflecting the natural theme of the restaurant. The indoors space continued the wicker theme, but quietly surprised us with geometrical motifs and a cosy, low ceiling. It became pretty clear to us that Keiba has not banked solely on its decadent setting in Mumbai’s prime location—the Mahalaxmi Racecourse—but has also got its design sensibility right.

Architect Sumessh Menon has designed an environment keeping in mind the visual experience of the visitor, as well as the woodsy setting of the restaurant co-owned by Neeti Goel (of Nom Nom and Madras Dairies), Ronak Rochlani (owner at RR Events) and Suren Joshi (partner at Pali Village Cafe, Su Casa and I Think Fitness Cafe) along with Aftab Moon.

We placed our order for Pork Spare Ribs in Black Pepper Sauce, Spicy Bird-Eye Chilli Prawn, Poached Peking Chicken Dimsums as well as Shrimp & Avocado Maki Rolls and waited in anticipation. The fresh meat was rich in flavour and quantity—supplementing the rich Asian fragrances wafting in from the kitchen. We asked for Stir-Fried Udon Noodles with Prawns and Thai Green Curry with Fresh Vegetables for mains to complete the meal.

Keiba’s inventive bar smartly caters to both faces of the 3,800-square-foot restaurant—the natural, airy outdoors and cosy, chic indoors. As our mains arrived in their steamy glory, we dug into the meal at a smoother pace, looking out at the horse stables on the left. The hot meal with perfectly balanced ingredients delightfully accompanied the spectacle of the majestic creatures standing at their designated stables. Satisfied with the meal and the ambience, we asked to share the Chocolate Fondant with Hazelnut Gelato for dessert. The last course was heavenly, to say the least.

Keiba is located at Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai and is open from 12:30 – 4 PM and 4 PM – 1:30 AM on all days. Tel: +91 7400066640