When it comes to designing a bar, lighting can do a major difference. In this particular case, it is the main factor of attraction. The Carbon Bay was designed by Khosla Associates and is located in a luxurious Indian hotel in Hyderabad.
The concept behind its decorating is abstract, referring to the multiple faces of a black diamond. The project developers describe it as follows: “Central to the theme of the bar is the creation of an over scaled and highly faceted structure that boldly references the multiple facets of a black diamond; the idea is abstracted by creating a dramatic faceted labyrinth that dynamically and unpredictably envelopes the entire space“.
Even though this place is full of sharp edges, the overall feel is quite welcoming. This is mostly due to the comfortable modern seating units and the playful lighting scheme. The color palette is very sober, but as the color of the pre-programmable led light changes, the interior gets a unique entertainment feel.
The DJ counter is the focal point of the entire bar. Various projections can be held here, most of them enhancing the overall party atmosphere. Drinks from the heart of a black diamond, anyone? [Photos by Bharath Ramamrutham]