#CoolSpotting: Heard of the Wes Anderson-styled restaurant in Kanpur?

#CoolSpotting: Heard of the Wes Anderson-styled restaurant in Kanpur?
Interiors of the Pink Zebra restaurant, Photo Credit: Saurabh Suryan/Lokesh Dang for Renesa Architects

It’s psychedelic, almost like a zebra’s day-out at candy-land

Urvi Shah
February 09 , 2021
02 Min Read

Located in Kanpur, this restaurant is headlining the city’s culinary framework through its whimsical architecture.

The Pink Zebra by The Feast India Company, brainchild of Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio, emulates a Wes Anderson-like film set, in the way of its surreal aesthetics, and packages pink-hued undertones, punctuated by zebra stripes, into a symmetrical colour-palette defined by vibrance and geometry. 

The 4,000 square-feet space spans over two floors, and features multi-directional stripes juxtaposed against extensive patches of bubble-gum pink. It’s almost like a zebra’s day-out at candyland. Interesting, isn’t it? Lovers of minimalism, we can’t quiet speak for you, though. 

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Colonial-style sofas dipped in a tub of pink, arched doorways, striped pendant lights, and pop art wall illustrations bedeck the restaurant space.

A bar and a lounge rest on the upper level, a dining area occupies the ground floor, and there's a covered terrace. 

Conceptualised in one of Kanpur’s oldest buildings, the structure’s walls are embellished with a similar striped pattern, as if to ease you into the surrealist experience you’re about to encounter. 

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The idea can be traced back to owners Sagar and Jaivardhan Bhatia’s admiration for Anderson’s distinct visual language.

New Delhi architecture studio Renesa channelised their idea into a coherent set-up, and birthed a kitschy-chic retro combination of modern and colonial, ornate and the structured, fostering hints of fabulism.

A perfect crossover between Kanpur’s British imprints and Anderson’s sets. Who would’ve thought?

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