Barollo (Ceiling Suspended Mount)

Wall-mounted fans work best in open-air spaces and corners. This one with teakwood blades is a smart option

Sweet Bengal

Kumpal Vaid


Bong Bong, a kitschy restaurant in Mumbai is a fun mixture of Bengali household and Parisian Café and is drawing customers in not just for its cuisine, but also for its eclectic decor harking back to the 1960s of Kolkata. The restaurant has been designed by Kumpal Vaid of Purple Backyard who wanted to recreate the look of a Bengali household. You find yourself walking through an open iron gate into a colourful, welcoming outdoor seating area. On the walls, hand-painted murals remind you of the old city, with its hand-pulled rickshaws, beautiful Bengali women in traditional wear and of course, the fish, a Bengali staple. The predominant accent colours are the colours of Calcutta - red and green. A trellis covers one wall, where a lush creeper grows against a bright pink background. Potted plants hang from the roof. And everywhere, the sights and sounds of the 1960’s in ‘Calcutta’, recreated with the help of vibrant colours and accessories greet you.