At Blue Frog, when the architect showed us the initial elevation, we saw the whole nodal structure of the seating as one big light fi xture—tying the whole space together. The Blue Frog Lounge combines a performance space, dining space, dance fl oor, and recording studios within a renovated factory space in the heart of Mumbai. Cylindrical dining booths in the main performance area are carved from an undulating expanse of stepped wood frame, the surface of which is topped with translucent plexiglass and illuminated from beneath with LED’s. The result is a web of color-changing semicircles that delineate the individual dining areas and set the tone for whatever function is emphasized in the space at the moment. Red illumination sparks energy and intensifies a performance, while blue illumination sets a low key, cool atmosphere in tune with the musical style. White illumination adds elegance to more intimate dining situations. This fl exible, theatrical scheme turns traditional stage lighting upside-down as it brings the focus onto the audience as well as the performers.
Team Design: Architect / Interior Designer: Serie
Client: Mahesh Mathai