|By now the world is well aware of Mumbai nightlife. But party animals don t gather only there. Pune, not very far away, follows the trend, stays up late and parties hard as well. |
At least when in Boomerang - the latest water hole cum coffee bar in the city s Holiday Inn where vibrant decor and ingenious lighting create an attractive setting.
Designed by Rajiv Kasat and Associates (a Mumbai architectural and interior design), its decor of 1,300 sq. ft. evokes a sense of drama at the very outset.
Judiciously arranged spotlights subtly highlight the black and metallic surfaces, while the free-form metal profiles inserted into the floor glint beckoningly.
The ceiling is just as interesting. Two domes have tiny glittering specks that shine like stars against a surreal blue backdrop.
Further, your eyes take invarious tables shaped like boomerangs and bar stools that are balanced on torpedo bases.
One line of walls sports an unfinished look. Made of siporax that is treated with a metallic paint, it not only absorbs sound but also lends an element of solidity due to its curious stony appearance.
The expanse of the pub is visually divided into the bar area, the dance floor and the seating area. The latter, again, has the casual section, while the more peripheral formal seating is characterized by a glass-topped, hollow platform lit by neon lights.
The specially designed seats are made of cracked, laminated glass; and behind these are large window panes embellished with bright-coloured micro-inspired paintings done by renowned glass painter Rusi Ratnagar.
The dance floor is visually segregated from the other areas by solid wooden flooring with a reflective polished surface.
An orange-bordered wooden wall backs the floor, while the adjacent DJ|s cabin accommodates the state-of-the-art music system.
The lighting effects play a very important role in this area. Different types of light ranging from strobes, scanners, disco lights, UV lights and incandescent lights rendered in various colours illuminate the whole area. All of these are mounted on a space frame above the dancefloor.
The hub of all the activity, naturally, is the bar. A circular granite counter, studded with dim lights, is complemented by the characteristic torpedo-based bar stools. The dome ceiling over the bar has patina-finished metal panels with cutouts that aesthetically recreate the dramatic hues of the sky and space.
The zone above is lined with laser-cut vinyl, imparting a very techno look. The metal elements in the ceiling reflect the soft lighting to bathe the entire bar in a hazy glow. Of course, the bar is also provided with the usual facilities of wine chillers, a freezer and an icecube-making machine.
Boomerang certainly does live up to its name drawing you back to the same spot again andagain!
Source: Society Interiors