Set designers dish up interiors

The subterranean space at New York eatery Bond 45 (above) has the vibe of an Italian patio, while Bombay Bread Bar (left) has a bright, cheery ambience.
The subterranean space at Bombay Bread Bar (above) has a bright, cheery ambience.PHOTO: THE BOMBAY BREAD BAR
The subterranean space at New York eatery Bond 45 (above) has the vibe of an Italian patio, while Bombay Bread Bar (left) has a bright, cheery ambience.
The subterranean space at New York eatery Bond 45 (above) has the vibe of an Italian patio.PHOTO: BOND 45

With their eye for detail and ability to often keep to budget, film and stage designers are increasingly being hired for restaurant makeovers

NEW YORK • Restaurateurs hungry for profits are now enlisting experts from stage and screen to cook up dining spaces that double as photogenic lifestyle moments.

Take the case of chef Floyd Cardoz, who wanted his Indian restaurant Paowalla in New York's SoHo to be "fun and energetic", but "wasn't succeeding".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline 'Set designers dish up interiors'. Print Edition | Subscribe