Masti Dubai 2.0

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Restaurant – Theme
  • Company/Firm
    Studio Lotus
  • Lead Designer
    Asha Sairam
  • Other Designer(s)
    Asha Sairam, Neelam Das, Rushali Malhotra
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
    Studio Lotus
  • Hospitality
    Blackspoon Management FZ LLC
  • Construction Company
    Prospace Interior Decoration
  • Photo Credit
    Juliet Dunne
  • Location
    The Dubai Edition Hotel – Dubai Fountain St- Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Project Date
    9th Feb 2023

The original Masti Cocktails & Cuisine in La Mer, Dubai, had emerged as a world-class dining destination for Modern Indian cuisine. Its move to The Dubai Edition Hotel is a skilful assemblage of the old and the new, preserving the hospitality experience of the original while enhancing the drama and delight of the dining experience. Familiar spatial markers carrying forward the memory of the original, evoking warmth and nostalgia, while dynamic new insertions celebrate its new avatar.
The repurposed gin screen, for eg, becomes a portal to the bar with the now-familiar stained-glass elephant. Handcrafted in stained glass, green quartzite, and wood, it sets the precedent for the rest of the space, with exaggerated spinoffs of flora and fauna in different mediums.
The resultant space exudes charm, retaining identity through the repurposing of elements, yet uncompromising on the creation of a deeply luxurious dining experience. The existing flooring, bar backdrop and furniture, were polished, mended, and reupholstered. The result challenges the notion that luxury spaces require entirely new elements, showcasing a commitment to circularity in a typology it is not normally associated with