Cantaloupe Design(CD) by Extotic Melon
The initial projects under this division were essentially in house, executed for Amuseum Boutique Bar I and II at the Regency Wing of the Galle Face Hotel and Cantaloupe Aqua in Talpe. These projects now serve as a virtual portfolio to demonstrate the skills CD has to offer its clients. The success of these design spaces has encouraged other established entities to commission CD’s services, such as the HVA group for whom they recently commissioned the Heladiv Tea Club located at the Dutch Hospital Complex. Currently, there are multiple projects in the pipeline, which will help CD spread their design concept and make their mark island-wide and eventually internationally.
Spatial Design Portfolio:
Cantaloupe Boutique (CB)
Cantaloupe Boutique is testament to Cantaloupe’s design ethos of adapting beautiful spaces by injecting its values and lifestyle into it. It is located within the historic Galle Face Court building. CB is a stylish establishment that has been modeled according to a department store concept, retailing an eclectic selection of high-end Sri Lankan designer products. Cantaloupe also eventually hopes to expand this concept to multiple locations throughout the island.
Cantaloupe Aqua (C. Aqua)
Cantaloupe Aqua is the first property under the Cantaloupe Villa portfolio, it was conceptualized, restored and designed by Cantaloupe Design. Defined, as a fashion lifestyle villa- Cantaloupe Aqua will create a new niche in the market. It is an ocean front property located in Talpe, Unawatuna. Stylish, modern and urbane –Cantaloupe Aqua is most certainly an accurate embodiment of the Cantaloupe philosophy and lifestyle.
Amuseum Boutique Bar
Loop Venture (Pvt) Ltd (a former subsidiary of Cantaloupe) introduced the concept of art déco nightlife to Colombo. The philosophy behind Amuseum was to create an aesthetically inspiring environment, which people visit regularly and have a great time at. It is located at the Regency Wing of the Galle Face Hotel and was opened in November of 2008. It immediately gained recognition as ‘the place to be’, known for its stunning interior, ambiance, exclusivity, cocktails and attention to detail.
The Heladiv Tea Club (HTC)- Salon, Dessert Bar & Boutique
The flagship outlet of HTC is located at the new shopping precinct and architecturally stunning, former “Dutch Hospital” building, at Bank of Ceylon Mawatha Colombo (opposite the World Trade Center). HTC is a three fold concept, although it is first and foremost a Tea Salon, it is also a Dessert Bar and Boutique. HTC has been designed by CD to reflect sentiments of eras past, as well as to respect the modern constraints of contemporary style. It has an understated Baroque extravagance that will transform each visit into an occasion.
EM develops eye-catching logos, novel brand identities and striking promotional material. EM possesses the creativity, skill and experienced personnel to successfully manage any campaign from concept to completion. The EM team produces innovative and consistent work with extreme attention paid to detail, personalization and uniqueness. They have positioned themselves in the industry to be a pioneer ‘designer design house.’
Styling, is a fast emerging and extremely sought after service that EM provides, successfully conceptualizing and executing photo shoots as well as marketing campaigns. This includes but is not limited to Fashion, Product and Demographic Specific photo shoots. Additionally, we source models on a project-to-project basis. Visual Merchandising is a vital component of the retail and design industry, which is largely overlooked in the local market. We have specialists that offer assistance in this field, ensuring that clients are able to compete on an international scale.