The colonial design meets traditional Indian cuisine theme was incorporated in both locations of Ushna but with unique applications as each space offered different sets of construction attributes.
Palpable colors and rich fabrics were used throughout the restaurant. To set the mood of the heritage, culture, tastes and aromas, the design combined the use of lavish jewel toned hues of blues and greens mixed with earth tones to convey the contrasts.
Soft surfaces and woody elements were joined with metallics to establish balance while still heightening the dining experience. The paisley pattern debossing detail on the bar outlines the beauty of Indian artistry. Transparency of the bar gantry, with the orange glass created beautiful reflections and refractions.
The overall harmonised styles between traditional colonial and vibrant Indian accent pieces filling the restaurant add just the right touch of cultural flair.
India is home to some of the most beautiful geometric patterns and we felt that it needed to be emphasized as a key feature across the restaurant. Prominence was given to a distinctive design pattern and established it as fundamental character of the space by applying it to the flooring around the bar which is the central focal space. The feature tile is locally made with colours and pattern inspired by a mix of the colonial style and the cultural context.
The Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, UAE