Neuma : Mumbai

Located amidst the chaos and cacophony of Colaba Causeway, Neuma serves as an architecturally prominent landmark transporting one to a different time and space.  Shah presents the space in a new avatar with his minimal aesthetic infusing it with colour while retaining the essence of erstwhile Indigo restaurant. Drawing inspiration from the architecture of this bungalow and his travels, Shah endeavors to keep the minimalism alive while giving it character through the introduction of custom handmade pieces commissioned from craft communities across different parts of  India. Furthermore, the space features art pieces and collectibles sourced from all over reminiscent of a collector’s home. 

Every room has a distinct character leaving the viewer in absolute awe and surprise. In the outdoor area in hues of white with its detailed carvings and stone pebbles, Shah recreates the architectural language around the existing greenery, seamlessly merging with the aesthetic of the Bungalow. Bathed in natural light, the oakwood sun porch area with its skylight opens up to the trees and infinite sky lending a certain warmth to the space. The courtyard with its black and white old world cement tiles are complemented by the detailed moulding panels on either side. The bar, realized in hues of red, is characterized by a sculptural light fixture inspired by Anish Kapoor, much like a cigar lounge room clad in wood adding a dramatic flair. The private dining area, also referred to as the corset room features chairs and curtains with Channapatna bead tassels in tones of yellow. The detailed corset panels paired with the Atelier’s signature Guccha light serve as the highlight of the space.  The staircase leading to the first floor, amply lit, is distinguished by its rope-detailed handrails inspired by Shah’s sojourn in Sri Lanka. The outdoor bar upstairs in hues of black coupled with foliage and water features is contrasted by its adjacent indoor dining area with a nautical vibe realised in blue and white with stunning chandeliers alongside its panelled walls. Set against a medley of backdrops, this soulful restaurant with its layered aesthetic is the definition of modern luxury, colour and vibrancy.

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