Mirage, the new lounge bar nestled on the top floor of a recently opened mall, is everything that its name suggests – a sumptuously opulent space that’s bound to take your breath away. With plush seating, luxuriant velvet fabrics, amber hued interiors, a loaded bar and accent lighting, Mirage has a definitive style. And what you can’t miss here is the very decadent mood that pervades the space, like an umani flavour in a dish.
Mirage is an example of maximalism done right. The mood indoors is confidently dramatic, with snakeskin textures, well-lit and contrastingly dim areas, the play of bright swathes of light reflecting from metallic surfaces like the floor tiles.
The flamboyance of the space is visible right from the entrance. You can’t miss the large and almost theatrical image of Medusa with snake hair as you step in. A gently undulating metallic-tiled path draws you into the space, like a river flowing through and taking you along. The reflection from the overhead lights animates this path like the ripples in a river. On either side of the snaking path is the well-appointed indoor section, with velvet seating and plush wall-to-wall carpeting.
The indoor area, spread across 1,700 sq ft is designed to appeal to day dining as well as dinner guests. The rest of the space is converted into an outdoor area to leverage Bengaluru’s great weather and a view of the City’s skyline.
But Mirage comes into its own by night, when the light plays with the fabrics and burl veneer walls to create an upscale, ritzy backdrop for a night out on the town. With sumptuous seating in velvet, sheer curtains and wall-to-wall carpeting, the indoor dining area is rich, exotic and opulent.
Three large islands that occupy the area at the indoor-outdoor intersection are a further nod to the water theme. While creating a seamless continuity of the same dark and light mood into the outdoor section, the large islands hold in them giant orbs, casting soft glowing rays of light around.
As the indoor section ends, the outdoor section takes over to enthrall you with the bar that’s a focal point.
Lighting features in this section stand out for their unusual treatment. A mesh of tiny button lights shaped into a globe hang from the ceiling to make stunning lighting features. In such a boldly extravagant space, the tiny lights offer a softly beautiful contrast. More twinkling fibre optic lights are used to envelop a giant column in the outdoor section and continue on the bar as well, offering a foil to the brightly lit counter.
Design and description: WDA Spaces
6th Floor, 1 Sobha, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
Phone: +91 9538941981