SAFFRON INDIAN BISTRO
Renovation | Tucson, Arizona
The focus for the interior of this 3,123 square foot bistro was to combine ethnic recipes with a contemporary and lively atmosphere, which could transform from an airy and delightful daytime feel to a warmer, more intimate setting at night. One of the challenges was to separate the lunch buffet function from the more upscale dinner crowd. The dilemma was solved by using a colorful light fabric panel arrangement dividing the buffet and dining room. A variety of materials and textures, as well as rhythm derived from the reoccurring elements, create interest in the space. A bold, but simple color scheme of cream and various shades of saffron infused by the multiple lighting elements radiate warmth and invite patrons to linger and enjoy great food and company.