We were commissioned to custom-build a complete range of furniture for the glamorous new Indian restaurant, Jamavar. The restaurant is part of award-winning Leela Palaces, Hotel and Resorts, with the kitchen team in London led by executive chef Rohit Ghai (ex-Gymkhana). It is the first to open outside of India and will be the sixth Jamavar restaurant for the acclaimed group.
Jamavar, named after the intricate and vibrant 16th-century shawls of Kashmir, first opened at The Leela Palace Bengaluru in 2001. Since then, the restaurant has received considerable international acclaim with Jamavar in Bengaluru being named among the World’s Top 10 Power Dining Spots by Forbes USA, and Jamavar in Chennai being hand-picked as a ‘delectable’ experience by restaurant critic Fay Maschler.
Set across two floors, the restaurant is designed by Fabled Studio, and takes inspiration from the Viceroy’s house in New Delhi. Accents that draw on the ancient games of India with Chaturanga dining tables have been combined with the vibrant colours of Jamavar shawls, rainforest emperador marbles, dark timber panelling, as well as a mirror embellished bar in celebration of the Indian textile techniques.
Forty-seven bespoke rattan chairs and matching bar stools were developed by us in conjunction with Fabled Studio, ensuring a unique design but with customers comfort as a key consideration. The chairs comprise of stained and lacquered oak frames, wrap-around rattan backs, and soft leather seat and back pads.
Free-standing banquettes for both floors have been constructed in oak with stained and lacquered show-wood. In the main restaurant, the banquettes have been upholstered with vibrant patterned fabric backs and soft green leather seats. Whilst on the lower floor the banquettes are upholstered in soft dark blue leather with button back details and finished with upholstered armrests at each end.
In the main restaurant, bespoke oak tables comprise of hand-turned pedestal bases, edged in brass which have been lacquered in a specially blended stain and solid oak table tops. Downstairs the tables have vibrant blue and grey pigmented veneer chequer board patterned tops and pedestal bases in matching blue with brass details.
With the restaurant opening just in time for the Christmas rush, we were required to produce the bespoke furniture within a quick turnaround for project managers, Keytask Management. Despite this, they still delivered their bespoke furniture with their reputed high-finish on time and within budget.
We have worked with Keytask Management on several restaurant projects before, Matthew Glitz, Project Manager at Keytask commented, “Noble Russell were quick to assist us in finding cost savings to meet the budget and tight deadline for this high-end restaurant”