With Aerocity becoming the most loved hub among the young and aspirant crowd, we have seen many new luxury restaurant concepts entering the area. And, La Roca by Dinesh Arora is one such new venture that is designed by the top designer Sumessh Menon that stands as an ode to modern Spanish design in its entire splendor.
Right from vault ceilings to vibrant artwork on walls, the entire restaurant has a high energy, all day vibe permeating through it. The striking flagstone flooring sweeping across the entire expanse is entirely custom-made using a local stone and the one-of-its-kind horseshoe shaped bar with an intricate elliptical motif design becomes the piece de resistance of the space. Even the bar display at the back follows the arched shape of the ceiling set against a background of bronze mirror finished cladding.
“Effortlessly combining design with technology, the muted finish of La Roca’s ceiling acts as a canvas for video mapping of modern progressive content on the ceiling vaults. A first in the industry, this stunning display transforms the ceiling with visuals varying as per the mood and vibe of the space for the day,” shares Menon whose design philosophy is simply to aim for *wow* and everything else falls into place.
The elegant vaulted ceiling design reminiscent of the cathedrals of Spain was sculpted out of an otherwise rigidly square space and was the result of Sumessh’s many travels to the south of Spain.
A raised pod seating area is defined by an intricate railing with a stunning backdrop of flamenco dancer artwork splashed across the walls adding that perfect touch of Spanish exuberance to the space.
The walls display striated pinewood finish on one side and on another wall one can see a play of textures and materials including veneer, bronze mirror, exotic stones and metal frames.The colour palette was kept an earthy one with beiges, browns and greys mixed with splashes of burgundy.
He has also received accolades as one of India’s Top 10 Hospitality Designers, listed in India’s Hot 100 list of Designers of 2018, felicitated as one of the "Top 50 Designers" by iGen Awards and most recently awarded the Best Restaurant Designer of the Year 2018 by BBC Good Food India.