Identity / Interior
Ranjit Kaur had been cooking for the Sikh and Hindu communities in Glasgow for years, dreaming of one day opening up her own Panjabi cafe. With a little help from her sons Gurjit and Hardeep, Ranjit’s Kitchen became a reality in the spring of 2015, opening up to serve homemade Panjabi food in the diverse southside community of Pollokshields.
Born in India and settled in Glasgow, Ranjit’s Kitchen embraces the intersecting cultures of its local neighbourhood. The development of the identity and interiors for the cafe were a collaboration between myself and interior designer Simon Harlow. Working closely with the family we created a Phulkari-style logo and a Jali-inspired stencil pattern as a means to begin telling Ranjit’s story. The bright palette used throughout the kitchen is inspired by the vibrant colours found in Indian textiles. The ongoing project has so far encompassed identity, interior, packaging, uniforms and web design. Living nearby, I’ve ended up quite the regular too.