True Tram Trunk
With a name that’s a drunken spin on ‘too damn drunk”, and a brief to interpret the design as we wanted, we were excited to create a surreal space with random design features just like the one in Juhu. We used wire frames as a design concept as things created with them are visually present, yet not real. The entire space is decorated with random objects to denote a drunken state of mind. The entrance has an expensive glass facade and faux building details fashioned with wire frames. The outdoor space is covered with a retractable awning and has an amphitheater style seating with outdoor wood and leather pouffes for a casual space to enjoy drinks. The quirky addition of the bright yellow seesaw appeals to the inner child in all of us and the wireframe lamp posts recreate the appearance of a charming street.
In the indoor area, wire frame doors demarcate the space and are painted in a shade of happy orange for that pop of color. The furniture is made out of metal and faux leather and the table tops are made out of Opart and surreal artworks that are digitally printed on veneer. Since special cocktails are retailed in quarter size bottles, we created an expansive suspended rack in metal and glass above the bar to display these bottles. The floor, too, uses Opart and it goes all the way onto the bar apron. There is a wall that recreates drunken conversations in speech bubbles created out of seperex, metal wires, old telephones and light bulbs. It took a lot of experimentation to achieve the wall texture using granular cement plaster and plaster of Paris. This has been one of our most challenging and fulfilling projects as the concept was difficult to realise and every element had to be customised to be in sync with the space.