5 reasons Why ELLE DECOR India loves the salt and pepper Motimahal restaurant in Vadodara by UNEVEN
JUL 5, 2022 | By Twinkle Tolani
Designed by Dexter Fernandes and Shourya Patel of UNEVEN, the Motimahal restaurant in Vadodara looks like a scene straight out of a black and white movie. Myriad shades of grey, vernacular details and a defining contemporary ambience impart the restaurant a truly unique and remixed look.
Here are five things that made ELLE DECOR India fall in love with Motimahal restaurant…
A new kind of white
All-white interiors are not unheard of; what stands (or doesn’t) about these hues at Motimahal, Vadodara is the sobriety of the otherwise bright shade. Its usage in the design serves the true purpose of interiors—to blend in the background and let the people and their activities take centre stage.
The ‘peek-a-boo’ ceiling
Made out of a coalition of mirrors and reclaimed wood—cut in shapes reminiscent of traditional architecture—the ceiling presents an enigma as it reflects the patterned flooring and flaunts an assemble of intricate woodwork all at the same time. Accompanied by round ceiling-hung lamps, the resultant is a cheeky element that has visitors craning their necks as they walk to their tables.
Ohh, so rooted!
As mentioned earlier, traditional details are a characteristic of the restaurant. From the cane-woven backrests to the bulbous apex of tables tapering towards the end, the space comes with an innate Indianness to it. Partitions with wooden frames and fluted glass panels boast artsy colloquial motifs buttressing the Indian accent in the restaurant.
Choose your ambience
The left side of the restaurant houses a fine-dine space partially concealed behind thin curtains and vernacular wooden profiles complete with emblems in a distressed finish. To the right side, a seating arrangement along the glass façade on a soft grey wooden deck paired with some plants imbues a more out-in-the-open vibe.
The sweet, sweet interruptions of coffee browns
Confidently existing amongst a sea of greys, browns as stained wood finishes and soft furnishings seep into Motimahal, Vadodara gingerly like drip coffee. These sepia tones provide a tangible outline to otherwise seamless interiors in the restaurant.