Investing in a plotter printer is a huge decision for any business, and the costs are crucial factors in decision making.
The upfront hardware cost is only the tip of the iceberg out of its total cost of ownership (TCO). Less visible—but more significant—are the plotter printer’s recurring operational and maintenance costs, which rapidly add up over the long term.
Here’s a quick rundown of a plotter printer’s hidden costs.
Consumer reports have found that ink used in inkjet printers can cost anywhere from USD13 to USD75 an ounce. That’s expensive considering your company is always printing something or other—from drawings and plans to high resolutions photos.
The sad part is most of the ink is used to clean printheads and for maintenance chores, particularly if your machine is starting up from idle or using old technology — think of the amount of ink your company is wasting each time!
Did you know that ink wastage cost from twice-monthly printer nozzle cleaning (ink purging) can rapidly add up to around 11% of TCO for most large format printers?
While maintenance cycles are out of your control (they are set by manufacturers, no matter what model you choose), there are ways to reduce the frequency of flushes so you won’t end up consuming too much ink while avoiding setting off a maintenance cycle.
Waste ink tank replacement cost
Another hidden cost is waste ink tanks that fill up quickly and require regular replacement. But you may not have to bear this if you look at printers that use more state-of-the-art technology that bypasses the need for waste ink tanks in the first place!
All printheads will eventually need replacing through wear and tear. But if your printer is ink efficient and uses the latest tech to keep nozzles and printheads clean, you probably would be able to delay replacing your printheads, saving you more money.
Many printers are so complicated to maintain, you have to rely on service experts each time. If you are perpetually waiting for servicing, your bargain-priced plotter printer could cost you way more than what you’re prepared for.
There really is more to a plotter printer than a price tag. A printer that costs less may end up costing you more in the long run because of its high usage expenses and maintenance costs!
Discover the full impact of hidden printer costs and get more practical tips on how to reduce your printing costs by reading thefull article here. You’ll also learn how to enjoy up to 80% savings via reduced ink wastage and reduce downtime costs by 300%.
In an industry perpetually pressed for time, an efficient and reliable large-scale printer plotter that can translate CAD drawings, technical drawings, and plans onto paper instantaneously and on demand is vital.
With so many brands and models in the market, how do you choose a printer plotter that meets the needs of different teams? For example, IT teams look for connectivity capabilities, security for documents and data, ease of use, and speed of printout delivery.
Here’s a preview of what you need to consider before making a decision.
Security down to your hardware
Did you now that unsecured printers can be a gateway for hackers or malicious code to infiltrate your organisation? A secure boot process is a key component of printer security to validate the integrity of its BIOS code. Printer security also includes protecting sensitive data through the use of secure user authentication controls and whitelisting.
Everyone on the same page
No routers or local network connections required! Mobility in printing and scanning is essential for smooth collaboration. Wi-Fi enabled printers make it possible for anyone with their own smartphones, laptops or tablets to print their documents.
Keep track of spending
How much are you printing per month? Data tracking and reporting software is the first thing IT teams need if they are to manage and oversee printing activity and spending. Detailed reports can provide insights on a particular user, department, project, or individual jobs.
Less is more
Fuss-free operation matters. Plotter printers with end users in mind help make them self-sufficient and less reliant on the IT help desk to solve menial tasks. A product with intuitive functionality will also require minimal training or assistance for first-time use.
Hard copy is latency-proof
Don’t be caught in a jam. There are multiple reasons for downtime, from remoteness or inaccessibility of field sites, or sudden bad weather which can affect connectivity. In such situations, hard copy is always reliable and dependable.
Today, large scale printer plotters are more cost-effective than ever, producing documents with higher resolution and colour fidelity. More importantly, they are evolving to help IT departments do more — for a lot less.
These are just snippets on how to choose the right large-scale printer plotter.
Click hereto read in greater detail, more on the important points to consider in selecting the large-scale printer plotter that perfectly meets all the requirements of IT teams, creatives and engineers alike.
Imbued with luxury and a serene charm, Bellevue at The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra gets its moniker from its gorgeous and graceful design. The hotel renders a truly singular experience to its guests—an unparalleled view of the iconic Taj Mahal and acts like a perfect vantage point.
We at Architecture Discipline, redesigned the interiors of this venue as a contemporary re-imagining of this ethereal affair. The preexisting restaurant had outgrown the functional and aspirational requirements of the space. Functionally, the revamping sought to increase the restaurant’s capacity and create a greater connection to the outdoors.
We introduced full height, double glazed windows to allow generous daylight in and converted an adjoining terrace into an alfresco setting, overlooking the Amarvilas’ landscape and the historic tomb of love.
My favourite part of this eatery is its volumetric and spatial quality alongside its central focus—the cross vaulted ceiling! Bellevue is designed to express a contemporary visual language that stands in understated contrast with its mesmerising surroundings.
The uncertainty of the raging pandemic has brought around a whole new range of intriguing innovations curated for safety along with adherence to the pandemic guidelines. Bedsheets with antibacterial properties, smartphone sterilisers and a whole range of inventive products, ED handpicks the finest of the lot for its readers!
Antibacterial Bed Sheets by Fibrestories
Made of 100% cellulosic breathable fibres, Fibrestories brings in a range of antibacterial bed sheets for kids which have inherent zinc-based antibacterial fibres! These require a lower frequency of washes compared to regular bed sheets making them sustainable and hygienic. Using efficient nanotechnology, these sheets are luxuriously soft and ideal for sensitive skin.
Fibrestories curate these sheets with lots of love without the use of chemicals and coating, preventing odour as well as bacteria from breeding. They are protective and are available in a range of fun prints, perfect for kids!
Obsessions Automatic soap dispenser is an optimal alternative to regular soap dispensers as it lowers the chances of cross-contamination with hands-free cleaning. The battery-operated dispenser is composed of sturdy ABS+PC+Electronics in a matt translucent finish and has an infrared motion detector for sanitary touch-free functioning and a clear view bottle indicating the amount of liquid left.
Easy to assemble and guarantees mess-free dispensing ranging from levels 1-5, It comes in a sleek yet efficient design absolute for placing it in any room!
Newnik 3-in-1 Steamer Vaporiser and Inhaler by Seniority (see scroll above) With people seeking multiple ways of protecting themselves from deadly viruses, Seniority brings in the Newnik 3-in-1 Steamer Vaporizer and Inhaler that can be utilised as a steamer, vaporizer or for a facial spa. This has a 2-level control for regulating water heating and also an automatic power-off mode to minimize dry heating. It soothes a persistent cold, cough and stuffy noses all while opening pores for extensive skin cleansing. The vapour relaxes the muscles of the throat to relieve pain and inflammation. Alongside, it dilates blood vessels boosting blood circulation. This helps the breathing to return to normal and aids in proper breathing!
Many of our gadgets are prone to be a breeding ground for bacteria. Often the sanitising of these gadgets are neglected, leading to an increase in chances of contracting diseases. Disinfecting our high-touch surfaces on a regular basis is important to keep germs at bay. However, cleaning down electronics gadgets and accessories such as cellphones, earbuds, rings, face masks, cosmetic products, watches, cash, and eyeglasses may not be enough.
As a consequence, Wonderchef’s Mobile Phone Sterilizer, with its luxurious appearance might be the finest tool to carry to work with you. Within just 10 minutes, the elevated UV steriliser eradicates 99.5 % of bacteria on the device’s surface!
Portico’s Therapeia is an extensive range of products with unique features such as antimicrobial and antibacterial which are sustainable as well as lavish.
The selection offers pillows, quilts and comforters, organic bed sheet sets as well as mattress protectors. Portico’s Therapeia health line not only promotes health but it’s also correlated to achieving a good night of sleep and getting out of bed in good health daily!
PLH Plate by PLH (see scroll above) Enrico Corelli, the owner of Epic, established PLH® in 2005. Switchplates conceal wires and keep them out of sight and away from fingers by covering outlets and light switches in your house. They come in a selection of colours and materials to complement the ambience of any space. Modifying your switch plates is a smart and economical technique to give your house a facelift!
The PLH plate is the product of a marriage of beauty and technology, and as such, it does not want to be overlooked as an interior design statement. PLH has launched 4 new lines to its collection, with its own distinct visual appeal: Keyboard, Skin, Slim, and Neo. All of this is a manifestation of PLH’s core values: qualitative perfection, classic elegance, sturdiness, eye for detail, and product life cycle sustainability!
Movable Furniture by Steelcase (see scroll above) Steelcase ushers in the future of the workplace where employees and leaders favour versatility and a hybrid strategy to indefinitely working from home. The brand with resilient and agile furniture aids the efficiency of the workspace whilst adhering to the safety measures laid down during the ongoing pandemic.
According to a new analysis published recently by Steelcase, the work experience of 2020 — wherein the bulk of office staff operated from home for almost the whole year cost businesses a substantial amount of money in reduced productivity, participation, and inventiveness. Highlighting employee aspirations for a protected and stimulating workspace, the Steelcase survey indicates that 85 % of executives are amenable to a blend of working from the office and from home!
With the onset of monsoon, ED rolls out a selection of the finest decor essentials guaranteed to celebrate the season!
Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle by Blue Tokai (see scroll above) Stagg’s EKG Electric Kettle by Fellow is your monsoon companion in brewing a delicious cup of Joe plus nailing those pour-overs. Stagg’s quick heat time, brew timer, and 60-minute “hold” option keep your preferred temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius for 60 minutes. The kettle has a 0.9-litre capacity and is equipped with a compact, basic base. Perfect for brewing a steaming cup of coffee this rainy season!
The Brennan umbrella stand in leather designed by Ralph Lauren Home is a must-have this monsoon! The quirky design that accentuates your space whilst protecting it from wet umbrellas is functionality paired with elegance at its finest. This piece is available in Delhi at Seetu Kohli Home (price on request).
Ellementry is a lifestyle brand that embodies understated luxury with handcrafted pieces. Ellementry goods are created with meticulous attention to detail and are inspired by nature, season, colour, mood, culture, and life itself. The airtight containers are minimal and clear, convenient yet chic. Apt for the damn season, where vacuum storage of food items becomes a necessity! Their products are modern, timeless and born out of responsible activities based on their six pillars: handmade, fusion, sustainable, form and function, culture revival, and food safety.
Architettura and Solecentrismo Umbrella Stand by Fornasetti
The Architettura and Solecentrismo umbrella stand by Fornasetti embrace extravagance with its iron and brass stands. Silk-screened and lacquered by hand, these charming artefacts can spruce up any corner of the room and are a handy accessory with the onset of monsoon!
This rainy season, indulge in fried treats without the guilt with Wonderchef’s Caruso digital air fryer. Its gorgeous colour will add a touch of grandeur to any kitchen. It has specialised air engineering to offer uniform cooking. The air fryer is easy to clean and maintain and also has a user-friendly digital soft touch. Making it easy for us to enjoy fried delicacies without the calories!
Brass Kadhai by PTAL (see scroll above) The Brass Kadhai curated by artisans of Jandiala Guru, Punjab is the optimal utensil that symbolises antique love as well as a hearty spirit, owing to the beneficial properties of copper and zinc. All kitchens searching for non-stick cookware ought to have a brass kadhai. P-TAL is indeed a gastronomic breakthrough, bringing the classic Kadhai back to life in a modern way. Savour the rainy season treats, the old fashioned way!
Snuggle up in this chilly season with a wide selection of throws from Studio covers. Catering to every aesthetic from fur to crochet to minimalistic cotton throws, these throws ensure cosiness! Also, perfect for accentuating living spaces and beds. These throws are sure to grab the spotlight this monsoon!
This collection seeks to create invigorating spaces while also exuding a sense of tranquillity with leisure, akin to the Scandinavian palette of whites, greens, and blues. The Monaco planter embodies the Nordic aesthetic and is ideal for the rainy season to sow seeds!
With the KitchenAid Coffee Maker, you can make a hot cup of coffee from the comfort of your home. Select your favourite coffee and find the desired robust, barista-style coffee ready in minutes. The sleek, compact design fits perfectly on your counter and brews into any mug or cup. This rainy season, a wonderful asset to enjoy your coffee quickly and effortlessly!
Lounger by Idus (see scroll above) Cosy up in these luxurious loungers by Idus for this weather! These Italian loungers jazz up spaces with their elegance. Adding fun to the decor with bursts of pop colours like orange, pink and so on. An ideal piece for binging on Netflix or having a relaxing night in!
After enduring months of sweltering heat, nothing is as delightful a sight (or aroma) as the first rainfall of the monsoon. The season brings with it grey and gloomy skies that we actually look forward to (considering the nine other months of sunshine).
One of our favourite ways to spend a rainy day is to curl up on the biggest armchair we have at home, a big and piping hot cuppa coffee or green tea, with light music playing in the background—maybe even an aromatic candle nearby—and a good book.
So, we decided to look around to find books that we’d love to be caught indoors with… From architecture to art, design to music, and even one of the daily rituals that artists follow for inspiration. Read on…
Pet-tecture: Design for Pets (see scroll above)
What: The nifty title says it all—the tome by Tom Wainwright for Phaidon Press showcases an enticing collection of hundreds of houses and objects designed for our furry and feathered friends by some of the best designers worldwide.
Why: This is a must-read for design-conscious pet owners and architecture buffs alike! This book is a case of portable creativity. From playful cat trees, concrete kennels and luxury chicken coops to 3D-printed fish tanks, it’s got the most fascinating concepts!
Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs
What: Taschen and Luc Sante present the ace filmmaker’s early days that were spent as a photographer for Look Magazine. He was circa 17 years old, when he shot humanist slice-of-life features that celebrate and expose New York City and its inhabitants.
Why: The book features about 300 images, including many never-before-seen. It even comes with rare tear sheets from the magazine! If a picture is worth a thousand words, you can just imagine what a compelling narrative this one has!
What: Mason Currey reached out to the most creative and most analytical minds to find out how they function. Among them are novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists and mathematicians—all of whom have described how they subtly manoeuvre the many (sometimes, self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to do the work they love to do.
Why: The insightful book published by Knopf reveals the daily routines of successful people, so whether you’re in the creative industry or not, this fascinating read is unputdownable for anyone looking for inspiration on getting things done (minus the procrastination, of course!).
What: Iain Zaczek, Jude Welton, Caroline Bugler, Lorrie Mack and editor Ian Chilvers have zeroed in on masterpieces from Da Vinci and Monet among other lesser-known artists and styles that have had an immeasurable impact in the art world
Why: For art aficionados, this book by DK Publishers is a must-have for its content spans the history of art—and includes references from China’s Ming dynasty to Japanese, Hindu and indigenous Australian art. It delves into recurrent themes like love and faith, as well as key genres such as Romanesque and Conceptual art.
A Field Guide to Whisky: An Expert Compendium to Take Your Passion and Knowledge to the Next Level
What: Author Hans Offringa provides a comprehensive guide to our all-time favourite spirit. In 323 short entries, he covers topics such as know-how on production methods to consumption tips!
Why: If you’ve ever wanted to know basic whiskey etiquette and literacy, then this book by Artisan Division of Workman is the perfect go-to guide. It also covers trends, trivia, geographical maps and lists of distilleries as well as whiskey trails, bars, hotels and festivals.
National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs (see scroll above)
What: Annie Griffiths presents a blanket concept of beauty through her lens. The chapters are organised around concepts such as light, composition, moment (gesture and emotion), motion, palette and wonder.
Why: The hardcover publication truly lives up to its title. It takes readers on a spectacular visual journey through exquisite photographs that are accompanied by lyrical quotes from scholars and poets.
Patterns of India: A Journey Through Colors, Textiles, and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan
What: This delightful book is by Christine Chitnis, who spent over a decade traversing the streets of Rajasthan, getting familiar with its history, culture, lifestyle and cuisine. The book is organised by the five dominant colours—royal blue, sandstone, marigold, ivory and rose.
Why: Through stunning photographs, this book by Clarkson Potter showcases how colour and pattern maintain a reciprocal relationship and are woven into every part of the culture of Rajasthan. It is, if nothing, a sight for sore eyes!
What: Author Andrew Bolton examines the edgy designer’s career, who’s gained renown as one of the most influential, imaginative and provocative designers of his generation.
Why: The Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases a stunning anthology of McQueen’s captivating work i.e. radical designs that are a combination of haute couture and technological innovation. It highlights how the designer challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion and the environment.
What: Sandrine Gulbenkian, Jean-Christophe Napias and photographer Patrick Mauriès present a look into the life of Karl Lagerfeld, the contemporary couture master who regularly re-invented patterns on the catwalk and in the street while running Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous fashion house.
Why: This tome by Thames & Hudson explores Lagerfeld’s views on fashion, style, women and Chanel as well as fame, life and books. A must read, these pages capture his world with content that’s unpredictable, shocking, sometimes provocative but definitely enthralling!
What: This book by material scientist Mark Miodownik is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, explores and uncovers the fascinating secrets behind ordinary objects.
Why: Miodownik takes a simple picture of his terrace space and walks readers through the materials and objects that rule our daily lives. The captivating book will ensure that you begin to look at everyday objects with a fresh perspective!
What: Co-authored by Shanay Jhaveri, Grant Watson, Naman Ahuja and Deepak Ananth, this revelatory monograph by Shoestring Publishers explores the work of acclaimed Indian sculptor Mrinalini Mukherjee, whose most famous works were completed using fibre, ceramic and bronze.
Why: Within these pages are deliberations on Mukherjee’s contribution to Indian as well as international art, and how her artworks intertwined Indian and European traditions circa the mid to late 20th century. The tome serves as the ideal introduction to Mukherjee for the newest generation of scholars, art historians and artists.
Choosing a gift for our favourite heroes is always a challenge. Be it our father, father-in-law or those father figures who have always been your source of strength, the best gifts are often the ones that money can’t buy. The gift of time, gratitude and perhaps a day off to paint the town red. However, if you are determined to make this Father’s Day even more special, we’ve put together a list of gifts for all types of dads. From music players to furniture to bar accessories and cabinets, this extensive list has something for every dad!
#ED curates the ultimate Father’s Day gifts to thank the person who makes everything special for us all year round.
Phonograph CD Jukebox by ANEMOS (see scroll above) The age-old music players that are endowed with new-age technology is a dream for any music lover who wishes for a rendition of the classic jukebox. Tune in with premium quality speakers for crystal clear sound and features such as Bluetooth connectivity and broadcast radio. Perfect for fathers and grandfathers to sway to the classics!
Exuding a sense of royalty and elegance, the classic Gramophone from Anemos’ range of music players is a vintage piece of décor provided with Bluetooth wireless audio streaming receiver, USB recorder, 3.5mm phone jack, 3.5mm aux input for MP3 players and an external device, metal horn, remote control for CD/USB. This timeless gift is a thoughtful expression of gratitude for Father’s Day!
Styled in acoustic, classical form, the Aluminium Horn from Anemos brings out the music savant in every dad. With Bluetooth for wireless music streaming along with an additional 3.5mm aux-in jack for audio Input and DC power adapter alongside built-in speakers with incredible sound, the Horn clad is made quintessentially for the evergreen father.
Handmade, premium crystal glasses from Saint Louis are a magnetic addition to your father’s collection. With an array of luxury drinkware and barware products, each crystal creation is hand-cut, showcasing rigorous craftsmanship. Diamond, bevel-cuts and its signature star-shaped base add to the luminous French chandelier that is available in an array of colours.
With an artisanal approach to glassware, the sculptural Ring Nude Glass, designed by Ron Arad delivers sparkling clarity fashioned in a lead-free crystalline glass. This stylish decanter is a conversation starter, intensifying the colours of the liquor served in it.
Bespoke glassware design by Ron Arad in an hourglass form, this sensual water carafe is a stunning gift for Father’s Day. Pushing the limits of design and challenging perspectives, the Nude Carafe satiates all senses with elegance.
A sophisticated coat stand with an unspoken, old-world charm; the Oliver coat stand in primary and mango wood, with iron hook detailing, is the ultimate functional yet noble souvenir for this Father’s Day!
Designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro is an elegant outdoor lighting collection of glowing glass lanterns that magically appear to illuminate on their own resembling pure architectural volumes of light. This glorious collection in sleek style available in forest green and grey is a radiant piece of décor for Father’s Day.
For the bibliophile dad, the Fornasetti magazine rack “Sole di Capri” with a hand-painted, silk-screened and lacquered print of the sun, clouds and architecture serves the purpose with class in brass and wood.
Host Bar Cabinet & Trolley by GIORGETTI(see scroll above) Sources Unlimited pioneers unconventional yet sinuous design forms with its unique bar cabinet. Raise a toast to ‘Host’ this Father’s Day displays experimentation in contemporary spaces as it revives the ritual of the 50s cocktail ambience of New York clubs. In collaboration with Adam D. Tihany.
The best gift for our fathers–convenience. This unique headphone stand is exactly what every dad needs. The multi-functional unit that can hold your phone at a perfect angle has an organizer space to keep your essentials and a tray to hang your headphones or just about anything else.
A multi-purpose laptop stand, for a multi-tasking father. The perfect sidekick, this piece also has a secret space to hold your stationery while working which makes this laptop stand multi-purpose to ensure work from home is smooth.
Equipped with a solid arsenal of brass tools, the Bar Tool Kit is made for the dad who loves handcrafted drinks. Made in genuine leather, the kit includes a jigger, bar spoon, bottle opener, corkscrew and tongs to empower your bartending skills.
Decked in incredible illustrations by Nick Diggory, the Ritzenhoff Beer Glass crafted in Germany is perfect for beer maven fathers. Ritzenhoff commissions global creative artists and designers to create designs on a theme using vivid colours and caricatures making it a refreshing gift option for any occasion.
Made of exquisite crystal glass, the luxe Stirling Decanter by Ralph Lauren Home is inspired by the classic Ralph Lauren classic tuxedo shirt. It is cut meticulously at a specific angle to emanate the shirt’s pleats while lead-free crystal glass promotes eco-friendly manufacturing.
A classic portable bar accessory with refined style, the Garret Flask by Ralph Lauren Home to make your dad feel special. Made of moisture-wicking canvas, handsome supple leather and solid brass, this flask is hand-stitched with contrasting thread on brown leather.
Shaping the future of audio, the latest addition in Sennheiser’s true wireless segment is the Momentum True Wireless-2nd generation. These earbuds deliver the best listening experience. The 7mm dynamic drivers along with built-in equalisers and Active Noise Cancellation is the ultimate gift for this Father’s Day.
An ode to Italian architect Donato Bramante’s Tempietto at San Pietro in Montorio, in Rome the Bramante Cabinet by Sicis is an elegant representation of classical grandeur. We love the intricate detailing and opulent build of this functional piece of art.
A toast to the Italian renaissance and features the exterior of the clock tower in Venice, the Doge Wine Cabinet is designed by Massimiliano Raggi. The architectural structure with a wine cooler option is clad in wax coating and hand plastered finish, adorned with bronze, mirror glass and platinum artistic mosaic.
Featuring the iconic exterior of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Italy, the Sampaolo Buffet is made for the art lover in every father. Crafted elegantly from wood, the bespoke piece displays stunning hand-decorated mosaic inserts on the front and the sides. Lightly padded interiors in mats and mirrors, the knobs glimmer in bronzed brass. Additionally, a sensor alerts the LED light inside when the cabinet is opened.
Radiating luxury and comfort, these loungers by Ligne Roset at Ventura Interiors are the perfect gift for contemporary spaces this father’s day. The Prado modular sofa in vermillion is a stylish and bold addition to the living room. The Pukka collection is a marvel of design, adding a feminine design, soft and organic touch, which fills the space with sensual comfort.
Effortlessly curated to satiate the mixologist father, the Chelsea Barware set lends atmosphere to classic cocktails and custom drinks. Designed by Aaron Probyn with sleek, modern lines in the brass finish makes for the perfect gift.
Stationed in the heart of Lower Parel in Mumbai, Diablo is a contemporary interpretation of gothic design elements with a delectable array of modern middle-eastern cuisine. Transformed from the renowned restaurant, ‘Tamasha’, Diablo raises the culinary quotient with its premium handcrafted drinks. Designed by Bent Chair, this OTT outpost is the most instagrammable space you could visit!
Authenticity meets modern ingredients in this first-of-its-kind restaurant and bar offering an extravagant menu ranging from ancient Greek, Lebanese, Turkish and Egyptian delicacies curated by maestro Sagar Bajaj and conceptualised by the joint owners of Diablo, Priyank Sukhija and Abhimanyu Jakhar.
Ensuring crafted authenticity of the relish by serving the flavours of the Middle East on a plate, Chef Sagar is celebrated for signature dishes like Psari Fournou, Truffle Cauliflower Hummus, Diablo Persimmon Cheesecake and Gnocchi-con-crème truffle to name a few.
Whipping up a variety of refreshing cocktails and mocktails, the eccentric bar is inspired by the tessellations of MC Escher. Delicious mocktails like the Drink & Drive and Bubblegum Pineapple Kombucha are perfect for the evening.
For those looking for a little more wickedness, El Diablo, Fallen angel, Prince of darkness, and Gabriel are some unique options to quench your thirst around vibrant sculptures and lights all interspersing to showcase the intriguing beauty in a diabolical space.
Diablo witnesses the revival of the original design refined by its own unique contemporary touch emphasised with the help of Bent Chair, the renowned eccentric furniture and decor brand, owned by Natasha Jain and Neeraj Jain.
The entire space radiates a mysterious masonic feel lending a sophisticated styled ambience that is uniquely experimental and playful. Featuring various reflective materials, the tasteful interior is a representation of a modern take on duality.
Its backlit counter and bar fascia, adorned in a mosaic of tessellated demonic shapes inspired from the graphic elements of Escher’s work, enhances the theme of duality. Diablo is a congruence of opulence and integrated style of royal palaces created by the ceiling done in the manner of Robert Adam.
Adorned with a ceiling that has dichroic patent leather tiles, adds an electrifying eccentricity to the central area of the restaurant. Columns decorated with an abstract form of gold arches have an art stone element inlaid, which turn the Gargoyle heads into Egyptian Gods.
“We’ve wanted to bring the Diablo experience to one of our favourite cities for a while now. Mumbaikars have enjoyed Tamasha for years so we decided to bring something new to them. Diablo is a Middle Eastern-Mediterranean restaurant that has influences from Afghanistan and Turkey and a lot of dishes that India hasn’t seen,” shares the duo of First Fiddle Restaurants.
Celebrating the beauty of paradoxes with flavourful authenticity and carefully curated drinks, Diablo charms us with fascinating interiors, flavours of authenticity and mysterious magnetism of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine!
About First Fiddle Restaurants: First Fiddle F&B Pvt. Ltd, formerly known as The Lazeez Affaire Group, was conceived in the year 1999 by Mr Priyank Sukhija. The company is a renowned innovator and leader in the hospitality industry. It is one of India’s largest F&B Companies in the casual dining sector, serving over five lakh customers monthly across 33 outlets. The company has also been lauded with endless numbers of awards. The Managing Director of our company, Mr Priyank Sukhija, CEO & MD First Fiddle Restaurants is a renowned name in the industry and is the recipient of ‘The Restaurateur of the Year’ award.
AKFD is a multidisciplinary design firm established in Jaipur that specialises in the production of high-quality furniture that can be found in design boutiques across the world. AKFD brings in a sustainable series of furniture which guarantees to spruce your space up with the right amount of glam—the Loom Chair made of acacia wood and framed with single, conscious leather straps as well as the Platypus Chair made of wood and wicker are sure to grab the spotlight!
Specialising in bespoke decor which is Indian in spirit yet global in appeal, Sahil and Sarthak’s ‘glocal’ pieces are paired with an eco-friendly twist! The Woof Seat and the Bodhi Lamp from their Katran Collection is their creative take on recycling production waste, in the form of vibrant and quirky fringes aka the “POM POM” effect, is a fun addition to any space!
The All Time Chair 1.0 designed by Aku Zeliang for Cane Concept is infused with elegance and sustainability. Made of red-dyed rattan and an iron framework with a black velvet fabric, this chair embodies a mid-century contemporary design and exudes an aura of dignified timelessness in any setting!
The Leaf Archive Napkins and Liti Table Mat by This and That Add sustainability to your dining space with The Leaf Archive Napkins and Liti Table Mat (see scroll above) curated by Ariane Ginwala of This and That in collaboration with textile designer Anahita Ginwala. Made from organically cultivated cotton which is then handspun and handwoven into luxurious, fine count fabric adorned with the leaf imprints of Palash and Bordi tree, this set is perfect for every ambience!
The Rekhta Collection is an extraordinary amalgamation of authentic Turkish rug knotting technique married with vegetable-dyed wool and recycled saree silk! Floral elements paired with geometric Mughal architecture bring forth a collection of limited-edition floor coverings that are exquisite as well as functional—a must have piece!
Nicobar Lounge Chair by Samsara Effortless and eco-friendly, the Nicobar Lounge Chair by Samsara (see scroll above) is made of 100% HDPE plastic and MDF sides, secured with the assistance of eight bolts making it easy to dismantle. Influenced by the serenity of water in contrast to the texture of sea rocks, this chair guarantees relaxation and comfort!
These adorably vibrant mini bamboo baskets designed by Shashank Gautam render the perfect pop of colour to an otherwise boring desk! These versatile baskets are ideal for keeping spaces clutter-free without hampering the aesthetics of the decor. In a range of fresh hues, organising clutter has never been more fun!
Sustainability now makes its way to your kitchenware, thanks to Ikai Asai! Organically farmed wood from Auroville found in their Acacia Mortar Pestle is perfect for grinding spices, or neatly packing away your creation in Barni-inspired clay jar or simply dipping in with a brass spoon and serving the pickle on a glazed clay plate! Along with being eco-friendly, Ikai Asai contributes 50% of the sales proceeds to Rahat Covid by Goonj.
Sangaru’s impeccable work has been centred and devoted around local material and knowledge. The local artisans curate the handmade pieces using sustainable, conventional processes which add a quintessential charm to any environment they are exhibited in!
Handwoven by the local women of Orissa with organically sourced Sabai grass, adhering to the theme of the undefeatable Tigress. The collection caters not only to the sustainability factor but also aids the social aspect!
Kunda Monk Bowls are a state-of-the-art, set of nine individual bowls handmade from the dense grain of Rohida wood, uniquely carved from the heart of the bowl that precedes it. Similarly, the stunning wooden matkas too are carved from the dense grain of Rohida wood. This collection signifies the roots of the monks of India’s Jain community and is a poetic expression of beauty, functionality and timelessness!
Adopting the motto “Reduce, Recycle, Reinvent”, TRR partook in this sustainable and social mission by recycling denims, PET plastic bottles and so on for creating their pieces. The Rug Republic is a made in India, homegrown brand renowned for its eco-friendly rugs!
Pacific Carpets International Australia (PCIA) and Thailand’s General Carpet Company Limited formed Carpets International Thailand Public Company Limited (Carpets Inter) in 1974 as a joint venture. The firm is striving towards a commendable intention to eradicate the inhumane element from the mix, with both the role of preserving marine life and preventing them from dying each year as a consequence of plastic pollution. Carpets Inter, creates carpets out of plastic trash from the ocean. This year, they recycled 787,000,000 used plastic drinking water bottles. Corporate businesses and homes alike utilise these carpets. This project aims to recycle approximately 1,000 million discarded plastic bottles by 2025!
We’re counting down the days to a good meal with an even better ambience! While we spend our time at home, waiting for a better tomorrow, let’s look at these stunning outposts that you can add to your food bucket list! #EDPicks a selection of restaurants ideal for an escape from our everyday lives.
Located in the hubbub of Surat, Gujarat, this 110 seater ‘CC Reserve’ was launched with the vision of providing a holistic experience of niche coffee in alignment with Coffee Culture’s brand philosophy and origins. Niel Parekh, Pooja Shah, and Zeal Jhaveri of The Co.de (The company of design) housed two initiatives in the two-storey space: a speciality coffee experience on the ground floor and a restaurant on the first floor.
The speciality cafe area has a more café-style seating layout, featuring seating facing the front facade, freeing customers to lounge casually on bar stools and gaze out the glass windows at the streetscape. On the ground floor, the greenish-grey Kota stone tiles, grey ceiling, and beige walls serve as a discreet background for the brew bar, which stands out with customised artwork influenced by organic coffee farms.
Furthermore, the tropical green wall with the neon light is directly visible from the roadway, piquing the interest of passing pedestrians. The first floor has a more formal seating, with back-to-back sofas along the north facade and lounge chair seating along the west facade. Green plants steal the show in the space, posing as a buffer against sunlight.
Delhi based FIO POP was founded with the purpose of bringing in a lively and casual dining environment. The visual world of ‘FIO POP’ is brought to life by EDIDA India Young Talent of the Year 2020 Vritima Wadhwa of Project 810. It features grandeur and intrigue from nature, drawing influence from the label’s decade-long affiliation with flora and fauna. The café is accommodating with an expansive façade.
A huge community table extends from the exterior to the inside, allowing people to eat together. The kitchen wall is highlighted by a full-height backlit shelving system and graphics that operate as the focal point.
The decor pays close attention to the nuances with a confetti-like terrazzo ground, playful white tiles, life-size illustrations printed on metal walls, and an oak wood furniture language. The material palette, use of colour, and playful elements provide a plush yet dynamic aura in this contemporary interpretation of a European bistro. This 1,545 sq ft space represents their vision of the future of energetic casual dining. It is a stress-free dining experience with plenty of good moods!
Ahmedabad’s first all-new experimental cuisine restaurant, Prelude, has opened its doors! Designed by Shivani Bhandari, the project’s objective is to commemorate the voyage of these experiments from the kitchen to your plate, where the activities of presenting, plating, serving, and savouring are all moments of celebration. The length of the space is its power. Configured without any partitions such that it seems to be one wide space, the length of the room has been amplified even more by positioning parallel style seating.
A 30-foot-long hand-painted mural has been created on the opposite wall, adding character to a largely all-white, long and flat wall, rendering a personal touch to the space. Simple whites, rather than finely textured veneers, have been carefully chosen for the furniture, making it appear simpler and less messy. One whole wall has been removed and replaced with full-height windows to let in light and provide a view of the west setting sun and city greens. The project aims to offer a subtle and serene vibe by using a minimalist palette, elegant decor, and minimal interference. The interiors of the room were subtle so that these exquisite moments can unfold and come to life!
Offering a distinctive experience of authentic Maharashtrian style cuisine with a contemporary twist, Sasarwadi designed by Kiran Mistry keeps a balance between a friendly ambience and maximum seating capacity. The clients wanted a space that could speak for its culture, food, and concept without much deliberation. This 260 sq ft space is designed to accommodate a seating capacity of 20 people, a 100 sq ft kitchen, a washroom, and a staircase.
A concoction of tall pillars clad in burnt brick-patterned flex, rugged textured signage wall with a vivid but elegant logo, encompasses the facade. Consisting of a wooden bench and a stone-carved Holy basil plant stand, the waiting area exudes a warm welcome to the visitors. Optimum natural light is achieved using a combination of brass-studded wooden panelled doors with glass and a wooden frame.
Moving further, a double-height ceiling covered in natural bamboo greets us along with cane lamps, wooden furniture with cane accents, and a vivid but delicate palette of browns, mustards, tints of blue, pink, and greens. The architecture incorporates elements such as the Tutari wall, artwork illustrating the old Marathi kitchen and so on, thereafter optimising the experience of the room and allowi the consumer to appreciate any possible part of the space and grasp the idea!
Adding to the long list of Mumbai’s outposts is Silly, a new all-day cafe and bar designed by Spiro Spero. With few changes such as raising the walls, building a new loft, renovating the old bar etc, the space was turned into a whole new experience! Each corner has its own personality. The exterior space was planned to emulate a beachy summery space. Gravel chip tiles, reed and bamboo roofs, trees, macrame lamps, cane baskets and lights, and a multitude of discoveries from Delhi, Ahmedabad, Rajasthan, and Bombay corner shops helped fill the walls. A lot of decor like Macrame and Cane was brought in from organisations that work with villagers globally.
The Indoor Section is divided into three sections. The PDR section doubles as a stage for live activities and a little bit of the garden brought inside. The entire room has a slanted ceiling and many skylight panels that make the room feel like a day. The Floor Level is accented with antique brass lamps and mirror frames hanging from the roof and moving with the wind. The Mezzanine also serves as a workspace, where one can relax into a bed of pillows and wind down for the day. A secret corner behind the projector screen also serves as a private dining room. The bright red sofa in the indoor section is an Instagrammers delight along with the cosy corner seats and four staircase library which truly turn heads. This eatery has been designed as an escape from the hustle and bustle of real life!
The black concrete by Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio was created by Sanchit Arora, as a result of a conversation between a speakeasy and design; the outcome is a player of mimetism with the material, playing hide-and-seek with the constraints of the space. The first impression, as you approach the glass brick entry, is that of a mirage formulated by a reflective mirror staircase with pendant lights hanging at varying lengths.
A black curtain separates the world of secret experiences from the dining room upstairs, which is immediately ahead. Behind the curtain, the “cocktail cave” seems to be more urban meets underground. The concept’s first “lair” is the distinction between the two raw materials, grey and black concrete.
The second ‘lair’ introduced character and mystery by carefully chosen chamfered glass and slip openings in the wall outlining the sushi and sake bar on the second level, complying with a pattern of surprises in terms of monotones and backgrounds. The third and final ‘lair’ acts as the secret passage; between the kitchen and storage, a guest finds himself next to a private dining room hidden inside the wall, posing itself as an elusive hideout. The Black Concrete follows the imaginary narrative of transporting guests away from their mundane lives and having them indulge for a few hours in the company of good friends and well-crafted cocktails!
Located in Ahmedabad, The Secret Kitchen by AR. Dhaval Patel is a mash-up of fascinating features and décor bits that have all been mixed into this formal seating restaurant. As a result, the atmosphere generated is imaginative and playful. It highlights cultural elements in an elegant and straightforward manner. The interiors of this fusion restaurant are all about intrigue and maximalism, steeped in a vibrant potpourri of history.
The desi styled interiors borrow heavily from both of these influences, whether it is temple motif architecture from the south or the elaborate carvings seen on Mughal monuments. The grey textured undertones in the common areas provide a great backdrop for the layers and statement objects, creating a kind of personal space for the visitors while creating a welcoming environment.
The maximalist trend promotes the mixing of various styles, such as modern furniture with some motif antiques and shabby chic tones. It is a welcoming sight with its layered landscape of pretty designs and bubbly textures. The final outcome is pleasing to the eyes and makes for a fantastic display!
Third Wave Coffee, India is a young and enthusiastic group of indigenous coffee brewers by Shikha Gupta and Kristal Sequeira committed to delivering high-quality coffee that is brewed to perfection from farm to cup.
They’ve rapidly developed a cult following in Bengaluru, and as a result, it’s the sense of community that fuels the brand and, by extension, their spaces. Each Cafe has its own distinct style while being instantly identifiable as a Third Wave establishment. This was accomplished by the creation and construction of a one-of-a-kind package of pieces, which included signature features and materials like the warmth of wood, playful shapes, and colour, whether it was tiles, wood, lighting, or group art. The fusion of these components is unmistakably associated with the name!
Trèsind is a modernist Indian cuisine restaurant in Mumbai’s upcoming food district, BKC. Designed by SKID (Shweta Kaushik Interior Design ) It illustrates the evolution of Indian cuisine while drawing inspiration from across the world’s culinary cultures. They strive to bring forward the heritage of Indian food and to be the flag bearer of contemporary Indian food, thus highlighting the power of Indian cuisine and the yet-to-be-discovered secret gems. Trèsind’s menu is elegant, innovative, visually appealing, and stimulating, making each dining experience a one-of-a-kind culinary journey. With its symmetrical and sleek interior designs, the restaurant makes a fashion statement. The restaurant’s bar is positioned to illuminate the dining room, emulating the mixological experience at Tresind. This fine dining experience is dressed up in silver and gold hues, making it super cool. The restaurant has created a special experiential dining room that exudes elegance, as well as a private dining space for a community of guests. Tresind draws influence from their Dubai location and combines it with that of Mumbai to create a distinct look. The restaurant is cosy, with intimate nooks and perfect lighting. This restaurant is the place to be for simple things with huge flavours and the ideal ambience!