Daddy Comes to Town

Daddy designed by Chromed Design Studio in Bengaluru is an artsy cafe and bar.  

Compiled by: BI Staff
Photographs: Courtesy Chromed Design Studio

Bengaluru is home to an artsy cafe and bar, Daddy which is designed by architect Abhigyan Neogi of Chromed Design Studio. The client’s brief had mentioned to outline a space inspired by pop culture, instilled with astonishing pieces of artworks and geometric flooring patterns all around the expanse. With an array of circular cut-outs and quirky graphics on the wall and an opulent colour palette ranging from black and white to vibrant red and bright yellow, the idea was to break the monotony of the usual bar spaces in the city. Abhigyan, therefore, fabricated the front facade boasting of stainless steel lit tubular structures in multiple configurations sighted in the foreground of curved balcony spaces, thus enticing an inviting feel for the personage crossing by. The entrance is marked by a panelled wall with colourful posters clasping the attention of the patrons.

Spread over 18,000 sq ft, the sumptuous domain is classified into three zones, namely, Private (PDRs), Semi Private (Balcony, Terrace) and Public (Bar). The segregation between these spaces is smooth with imposing circular voids in walls, and glass and wooden grand sturdy doors. This partition wall with circular voids between the dining and bar area is fabricated with the agenda of unifying the whole floor into one. The circular cut-outs are accessorised with unique lighting elements circumscribed by rings.

The Public Zone acts as the entrance to the lavish arena with a modish dining setup and soft colour scheme including rose pink and aqua blue with extraterrestrial decor elements. On the right is the PDRs zone including various human figures repositioned in metallic frames on patterned walls. Few dangling sculptural pieces illuminate the tables beneath, while the zone at the back is kindled with eccentric lighting elements. On the other side of the Public Zone lies the bar area showcasing Greek figures inside a glass facia. Breaking the monotony of the wooden flooring running throughout the space is the black and white terrazzo tile flooring used in this area. Egg crates has been used as a design element for fabricating the ceiling design for this area, while a sleek balcony in the front, with monochromatic pattern tile flooring, creates a feeling of hallucination. The fresh and vibrant terrace is assimilated through serene furniture and minimalistic use of material with contrasting yellow, grey and white hues in the flooring. Plants hung from pendant lights formulate a distinguished spirit.

Any given corner of the space bombards unique elements and sets an example for designers to bring in a newfangled approach to the already modern contemporary trends of hospitality design.