Ar. Kamal Patel thought of bringing the divine Indian culture into dining space experience for the design conscious cosmopolitan people of NY in this Upscale Indian restaurant in Manhattan.
Mesmerizing stone jaali of Rich Indian history and the glorious steel of Tulsi’s neighbour Chrysler merges in the water jet cut steel jaalis used extensively.
The world map in the UN as symbol of peace is portrayed in the form of pixels as bar backdrop. Pixel was deliberately chosen to depict the advanced IT field of India.
Narrow space is taken as challenge to design solution. The RCC columns which could have been a great waste of highly expensive property are skilfully made into Shamianas, for an indian Royal Dining experience. The irregularity of columns is covered by designing wine chest as gap fillers.
As an only artwork a custom made abstract on fine Indian textile ‘Bandhni’ is embossed from fibre. The abstract conveys a lady in veil, a virtue found only in the Indian culture amongst all traditions of the world.
Subtle use of pastel hues and sheer curtains with extensive use of mother of pearl and gold paint in the ceiling adds to the magic. A graphical use of peacock print fabric on the sofa as well as acoustic panel on the wall is symbolic to India’s national bird.
A Chaat Cart designed especially to bring out the street food is first one of its kind. The whole New York restaurant was made to scale in India by the expert team and exported to its designation.
Tulsi represents Today’s India.
The Indian touches in this pleasant room are subtle and the setting is serene..... says New York Times