The consultancy was appointed for the project two years ago, having been approached by the client, Apeejay Surrendra Group, on the strength of its work on interiors for nightclubs in London.
It was briefed to create interiors that reflect the contemporary architecture of the hotel. Blacksheep founder Tim Mutton says, ‘It’s quite a futuristic hotel. The brief was quite simple, to keep it within the overall aesthetic of the hotel and compliment the architect’s vision.’
The basement club, due to open on 2 April, uses mostly locally resourced materials, including ‘swathes of fabric’, bronze and marble. The VIP area uses a magenta colour palette, with the main space of the club using mostly brown and gold.
Mutton adds, ‘It’s very vibrant and quite rich. We didn’t want to produce a pastiche of India, so there’s a certain Western take on it, but we looked to create a cool, modern clubbing environment.’