|Project Name||Rosie and Tillie||Posted in||Design, Interior Design||Location||
151-153 Ground Floor DLF Avenue Mall
New Delhi Delhi 110017India
|Architecture Practice||Studio RENESA||Area (sqm)||158||Completed||2022|
Located in Saket, an upmarket mixed-use neighbourhood in New Delhi, Rosie & Tillie is a new all-day restaurant and bar conceived as an imaginative visualization of the Yin and Yang philosophical concept. New Delhi-based architecture and interior design studio Renesa have drawn inspiration from the fictional sisters the establishment is named after – warm-hearted and convivial Rosie and mysterious and seductive Tillie – designing the space as a swirling composition of vibrant terracotta tiles with soothing off-white terrazzo surfaces that merge into one another. The result is a dynamic space that can be effortlessly transformed with the help of some clever lighting design from a casual daytime café and diner to a moody evening gastropub and cocktail bar. Renesa’s curvaceous design language harmoniously interweaves the venue’s two contradictory personas but also reflects Rosie & Tillie’s female credentials; launched by millennial entrepreneurs Vicky Mandal and Chef Anukriti Anand, the venture is staffed by an all-woman team.
Renesa’s designers have a talent for imbuing interiors with a sculptural dynamism and handcrafted playfulness, and this project is no exception. Eschewing the use of straight lines and rectilinear shapes, they have designed Rosie and Tillie’s open-plan interior as a swirling wonderland full of sinuous lines, round forms and cylindrical volumes. From intimate circular booths and undulating communal tables, to round chairs and tube-shaped light fixtures, every aspect of the interior is simply ‘curvalicious’. Despite the design’s complexity, the space manages to neither bewilder nor confound thanks to the two-colour palette of terracotta and off-white hues that unite every element into a harmonious whole.
The choice of colours and materials is also symbolic of the venue’s dual personality: Creamy terrazzo surfaces allude to Rosie’s easy-going, amiable nature, whereas fiery terracotta tiles speak of Tillie’s intense, passionate and seductive aura. Inspired by the shades of dawn and dusk, terracotta hues are also used in ceiling, furniture and lighting, conjuring a warm ambience as suitable for casual brunch by day as glamorous cocktails by night.