Focus Story | October 2014
Out goes the typical pizza outlet decor and in comes the warm and cosy Italian bistro appeal. Welcome to Francesco´s, Mumbai´s very own little Italy.
Francesco´s gourmet pizzas demanded to be served in an ambience that is casual and comfy. As designer Tehzeeb Merchant from Space Inc puts it - ´It was very important not to be too design-centric or too pizza-outlet-like, in order to reflect the essence of Francesco´s. It´s unfussy, cool and amiable.´
Tehzeeb chose to give the place a quirky and informal ambience, fused with a fun and industrial looking shell that incorporates vintage elements into the design. Exposed bricks, whitewashed to lend a clean and rustic charm, are complemented by old-fashioned tables and chairs, large industrial lights and metal framed partitions and door. Three convex mirrors create depth and perspective, while the checkered cement tiled floor at the entrance gives an old-school feel to the space.
The interior is classy without being intimidating and friendly without being too laid back. Thanks to its decor Francesco´s is the kind of place you would want to spend your afternoons at or catch up with friends over a light meal before hitting the dance floor.
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