• Project: Design a Mural (15'-3" x 6'-3") for upcoming Chinese restaurant Haochi, in Juhu, Mumbai, India.
     
    Materials: Marble, backlight, concrete wall backing.
     
    Medium: rhino, AutoCAD, illustrator.
     
    Restaurant Description:
    In Mandarin ‘haochi’ means ‘good taste’ or more simply, ‘delicious’.
    Known for its decadent menu and sophisticated ambience, Haochi offers contemporary Chinese cuisine, an elaborate dim sum menu and a full service bar. The menu has a blend of different regional cuisines of China such as Xiang (Hunan), Chuan (Sichuan) and Guangdong (Cantonese).
     
    Concept:
    After speaking with the interior designers and associates on site, they explained the aim to be a laser cut Chinese/ oriental themed frame for backlight. The idea conceived itself to be encapsulating typical motifs from the Chinese culture, finalizing on the oriental lotus design. 
  • My Process:
    Inspiration from the actual form existing in nature and various images online.
    Identifying specific patterns and recreating them via sketches, in a composition to fit the extents of the space given. 
     
  • Via computer programs; Rhino and AutoCAD, adjusting, skewing and transforming them to a more rhythmic form.
  • Editing and cutting up forms for laser cutting via Illustrator.
  • The final Product:
    Marble laser cut to give way to the light from behind. 
  • Websites featured in:
    http://www.sunnsandhotel.com/mumbai_restaurants.html#
     
    http://www.timeoutmumbai.net/restaurants-caf%C3%A9s/reviews/review-haochi
     
    http://www.mid-day.com/articles/its-all-in-good-taste-at-juhus-latest-chinese-restaurant-haochi/242681