DEX Studio announces the milestone groundbreaking of Los Angeles Indian eatery Badmaash as the franchise expands from its flagship in Downtown LA to the heart of Fairfax. The 1,400 square foot Indian haven is the second Badmaash restaurant for DEX, blending unexpected with familiar in its ambitious reach for a transcendent patron experience.
DEX Studio Owner/Principal Glen Bell primarily sought to peel back layers of what Indian restaurants represent in Los Angeles and around the country. Through the immaculate design, DEX looked to create a space that is both approachable and modern while maintaining cultural integrity and relevance. The design process involved many intimate conversations with the Badmaash family surrounding memories of growing up and living in India, paving way to an organic showcase of colors, textures and styling indicative of the owners’ Indian roots.
The design blends the disparate influences of India’s history: the muted color palette, moldings and furnishings, as seen in traditional Iranian cafes, plays a backdrop to the vibrant wall feature. Bands of color form a motif on the kitchen wall reminiscent of the Indian sari. The bands start to unravel throughout the space, where they support a light fixture from above.