The inspiration comes from an old tradition in Hong Kong, because noodle soup used to be sold in small wooden carts in different corners all around Hong Kong. Therefore we have used wooden materials around the restaurant to create that nostalgic feeling for every customer that walks in.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
We have adapted elements from the past and then repackaged it with a modern twist. The feature ceiling in the dining area is one of the most distinctive elements of the design. Since wonton is one of the most popular dish ordered from the menu, we decided to interpret this delicious food as an abstract figure, spreading it over the whole restaurant.
To enhance the past in this interior we have used winnow baskets around the kitchen area to illustrate a wooden cart. As well as montaging seasoning sauce labels of local and different brands from the past and present, to decorate the staircase that leads the customers down to the restaurant.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The restaurant has been designed with an open kitchen area so that the customers can watch the chefs preparing and cooking the food whilst they dine. This area has been bordered with wooden boxes piled on top of each other to illustrate a wooden cart, as this was the inspiration.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Shop A, B/F, Thai Kong Building, 482 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Metal, Wood, Glass, Plastic laminate, Cement, Tile
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Restaurant, food and beverage, Hong Kong, Asia, Noodle
We have used wooden materials on the floor and walls to illustrate the whole restaurant like a wooden cart itself.
This restaurant was originally a retail shop, therefore we had to work with quite a low ceiling. We then decided to create a half open ceiling combined with the 'Wonton' abstract design to enhance the height of the interior.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Arthur Tang, Natalie Chan and Ferlycia Man