Imagine an Asian restaurant inside a construction site at any chapel. Imagine walking down the central isle looking at an altar in the making as you appreciate the support of the metal columns and arches alongside and above you. Imagine the stain glass on the sides streaming in the sunlight and imagine hand-painted murals on walls.
Walk into Misu. Stop imagining.
And see the contemporary and edgy interpretation of a restaurant inside a church with classical and colonial western elements meeting fine and minimal Japanese shapes in a beautiful and mesmerising confluence of glamour and grunge. Indirect lighting softly illuminates the mesh arches and hand painted walls to create an intimate atmosphere at night. The deconstructed, almost cubist portrait of a girls face acts as the central point which the arches lead up to.
During the day the abstract stain glass at the back of the bar overpowers the area becoming the focal point for a fresh and hip ambience.
Because of its intentional unfinished and work-in- progress sensibility, patrons feel the need to come back to see the progress. Misu 2.0 is a fusion of concept and materials, a wonderful evolution from its predecessor.
Name: Misu 2.0 | location: Bangalore
Farah Ahmed Mathias
Co-founder, FADD Studio, Bangalore
Farah Ahmed has had an interesting exploratory journey before stumbling upon Interior Design. Her career in advertising made her acutely aware of business, branding and strategy; photography trained her eye to work with darkness and light, which is extremely essential for interior design. FADD studio is her equilibrium between business and creativity.
She won the Second Runner Up Award in the Young Emerging–Interior Designer Category in WADE ASIA 2019.