With an eclectic new approach, the Renesa Architects have altered one of the oldest buildings of Kanpur into a magical restaurant.
Dreaming of taking a tour across Wes Anderson’s extravagant and quirky sets? Renesa Architects have come up with a design for a restaurant that will give you the feel of walking through one of his structures.
Based in Delhi, the Renesa is an award-winning firm leading in architectural and interior design creative consultancy in India. They aim to come up with unique forms of design and to create better experiences for the users.
Feast India Co. or ‘The Pink Zebra’ as they call it is one such restaurant designed by them that proves an eclectic and fresh approach to design. The Feast India Co. is a food and beverage company based in Kanpur and so through their design, they have tried to show a glimpse of Cawnpore (Kanpur) that existed during the British rule.
The building is essentially an adaptive reuse of one of the oldest buildings of Kanpur and thus it gives us an understanding of the evolution of new design through the old.
The building gives us a peek into old structures during the British Raj Era along with the new age Kanpur aesthetic. The design reflects the quirkiness of the Art Nouveau along with the detailing of the European architecture. They claim their purpose of making the ‘The Pink Zebra’ was to create a contradictory form of design by combining the extravagance of old architecture with the new.
Their main idea was to create a complex and hybrid design to give a rich experience and leave the visitor hanging in the middle of an artistic sea.
The design has been evolved by incorporating Wes Anderson’s design ideology and his eccentric design concepts. To give a surreal experience to the visitor, the aim to use symmetry and minimal colour palates gave rise to the pink zebra concept which is mainly just black and white zebra lines dipped in pink monotones. The striking yet restricted colour palate used, creates a distinctive style of interior design and attracts visitors across the country. The Pink Zebra with its captivating facade leaves an everlasting effect of a magical building on the passersby and thus helps in gaining attention.