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The Pink Zebra is the latest Wes Anderson-inspired wonderland

by Hannah Grogan on May 10, 2018 in Interiors , Top Story
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India-based architectural firm, Renesa Architecture Design Interiors‘ has created the pinker than pink space, The Pink Zebra, an F&B concept by The Feast India Company in the old colonial Indian city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Photographer – Saurabh Suryan / Lokesh Dang


7The Pink Zebra aka Feast India Co. (FIC) is a take on the bygone British Culture in the city of Cawnpore. With the extravagance of the European Grandeur, not many know how important the city of Cawnpore (now Kanpur) was to the British Corporation of India.

The simple idea was to create a distinct aesthetic architectural style that connects to the city people and poses its stand by the use of a striking colour palette

The purpose behind The Pink Zebra was “to speak of a complex and contradictory architecture based on the richness and ambiguity of old and modern experience including that very experience which is inherent in art,” says the design firm. With the idea originating from the clients love of Wes Anderson’s set design and iconography, and his love for fearful quirkiness along with constructed frames throughout this space.

The Pink Zebra and stripes

The love for extreme symmetry and restricted colour palettes can often give the expression of a surreal , self contained world but adding that certain bizarre element to break that monotony of Wes’s spatial ideology came through the black and white zebra lines dipping themselves in the pink monotone set in the British Raj’s colonial order.

The simple idea was to create a distinct aesthetic architectural style that connects to the city people and poses its stand by the use of a striking colour palette. The Pink Zebra with its unique facade design creates an everlasting effect on the passersby and invites guests into an expertly crafted world and whimsical space.

The Pink Zebra (FIC) sits on one of the oldest buildings of Kanpur. The site is a fascinating experience of cultivating the idea of renaissance of old structures in the British Raj Era to the new age Kanpur experience through a very bold and fierce design.

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The Pink Zebra, is an F&B concept by The Feast India Co. and designed by Renesa Architecture Design InteriorsBuilt Up Area- 4000 sq feet approx (Covered + Terrace Area)

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