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.
Faint whiffs of lemongrass and crushed dried chillis greeted us as we made our way into Nom Nom’s 2000-square-foot space in Bandra’s epicenter. A very welcome fragrance for someone (read me) who’d never turn down the chance to dig into a carbohydrate, spice and coconut-rich meal anytime of the day.
Like the pastel chartreuse green ambience of the new outlet, the menu too has been refurbished with a medley of choices. Dutifully making his rounds across the already-full restaurant’s tables—Chef Sahil Rajeev Pradhan readily throws light on the conception of Nom Nom’s many cuisines—Thai, Indonesian, Singaporean, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Malaysian. “The most popular dishes were selected from each cuisine, and later went through several rounds of thorough tasting before it was made available to the customers”.
Waiting for our crystal Dimsums (with water chestnut and exotic vegetables) and Bao (with shredded chicken in black pepper sauce), we absorb the open bar and kitchen concept of the outlet. Both spaces are cosy when compared to the spacious seating area, abuzz with courteous waiters, dressed in the lightest shade of chartreuse, aesthetically complementing the deeper shade of the same colour popping out from the restaurant’s interiors.
Soon after we satiate our hunger with hot appetizers (that lived up to the waiter’s high recommendation) and place our order for stir-fries (wok tossed chicken with Schuan pepper and broccoli in soy sauce) we take in the dramatic geometric vibe of the space with renewed energy. The colour play evidently ends with chartreuse, and lets geometry take over. For the mains, we tried the chicken and broccoli stir-fry, which turned out to be fantastic. I played it safe with a good ol’ bowl of Thai green curry with Jasmine rice accompanied by a glass of Asian Sangria white wine. For dessert we dug into Tab Tim Crob – a traditional Thai dessert with jellied water chestnut and sweetened coconut milk. Divine, to say the least!
Made of jute, wood and stone, the interiors of Nom Nom—designed by Sumessh Menon and Associates—are refreshing. Circular cutouts of metallic gongs and scripts sourced from China fill one wall of the rectangular space and the other is a wooden screen wall with coloured glass inserts and custom wall lights. Concentric circles are strewn everywhere, from the table tops to the grainy kitchen wall. Even the small bar has backlit wire mesh bar apron behind vertical wooden fins with a backlit display, going well with the solid chocolate brown stone top. The low-key Jazz music playing in the background consummated the interiors like edible flowers on cake.
Nom Nom is located at 16th Road, Bandra West, 400050 and is open for lunch between 12-3 PM and dinner between 7 PM-1 AM.