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.
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.
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.
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.
Hospitality design maestro, Sumessh Menon refurbishes the 2000 sq. ft. Nom Nom, a haven for pan-Asian cuisine in suburban Mumbai, into a kaleidoscopic extravaganza…
True to his exceptional flair for materials, the designer chisels yet another show-stopper in the burgeoning hospitality scene in Mumbai. Walking in, one first encounters a concrete tiled floor with metal inserts and light drizzling in through a layered ceiling. Resembling an installation, a custom-jute-finish layered panel camouflages light fittings and fan coil units, incorporating the services. Now the highlight, the ceiling posed the biggest challenge in the design phase due to its tilt in an already low-height space. However, it rises to the décor with aplomb as coffer ed sections are ably juxtaposed with the back-lit tilt, lending a strategic aura and demarcating the seating options.
Differently panelled backlit walls – one – a wooden screen with coloured glass inserts and custom lights; another – a patina-finish panel with an array of circular cut-outs engraved with metallic Chinese gongs and scripts – lend the space a kaleidoscope-like feel. Usually, the use of several patterns leads to visual chaos. But here, the use of earthy materials like jute, stone and wood, in muted greens and blues make them stand out as design elements, while lending the bistro a contemporary feel, only subtly Asian.
Though the structural fabric stands untouched, the kitchen has been altered – the major spatial change – to make it larger. The play of patterns follows; predominant being the concentric circles that resemble Zen-like sand gardens and are displayed on a grey textured, grainy-finish wall. The same pattern is inlaid on table tops and stitched into the upholstery.
The other spatial change is the incorporation of a bar near the entrance. The bar counter shines as a wire mesh behind vertical wooden fins, while the top stands exotic in chocolate brown stone. A backlit metallic screen constitutes the bar backdrop.
With the bar visible from outside, vying for attention amidst the fixed-panel louvered facade, passers-by get to peep inside, getting an intriguing glimpse into the place, even before they actually enter!