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Badmassh by the Bullet (Points)




DEX Facts on Badmaash:

  • Housed inside the historic Higgins Building at 2nd and Main, across the
    street from Downtown’s new police station and dog park
  •  2000 square foot space
  •  Restaurant has 3 stories, kitchen at the lowest grade, main dining at street level and
    additional dining at mezzanine/loft level
  •  Badmaash is DEX’s second restaurant in Downtown (1st was SugarFISH at 7th and Grant) and DEX’s first Indian restaurant

 Design Concept:

  •  With the Mahendros, DEX sought to peel back layers of what Indian restaurants mean in LA
    and around the country…through the design DEX looked to create space that is
    approachable and modern, but still maintains cultural integrity and relevance
  • Much of the design process happened through conversation with the family about memories of growing up and living in India
  • The tradition of Badmaash’s sense of approachability stems from Irani cafés in India
    • Irani Cafes are “known for good, honest, reasonably priced food and beverages…By welcoming everyone, the Irani cafés created a micro environment that was classless and casteless.”-from http://zoroastrianheritage.blogspot.com/2011/07/irani-cafes-disappearing-heritage.html

Design Features:

  •  Focal Point:  3-story high feature wall composed of boldly-colored steel and wood stripes
  •  Feature wall celebrates color found in traditional elements like saris, spices, mandalas, etc
  • Wall unravels as you travel up, with ribbons of colors spreading out into arms that
    support light fixtures
  • Feature extends to exterior signage, which pierces through the building and is
    visible from all vantage points of the restaurant
  •  Bentwood chairs and stools, tables with marble tops to give the space a casual Bombay café feel
  • Built-in seating on mezzanine and dining levels feature bold color-blocked upholstery with
    button tuffs and spindle wood-block legs
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