Deli at Gateway
The Gateway Taj, from the Taj group of hotels, at Kochi is an up market establishment set in the heart of the city. The idea of a café being primarily a transit space was the basic premise around which the design evolved. The site is located opposite the Cochin port and the design reflects the local references. The primary color scheme has been restricted to the shades of brown. However, red being the Taj's corporate colour, it was incorporated in the primary board and furniture. The broad range of materials put to use in the design have been specifically chosen for their evocative qualities. The key design elements that's holding the space together are the metropolis installation, saucer lights, the rusty wall, incandescent lighting and the Kochi-New York installation.