Kaiseki Den Restaurant by Monique Lee and Thomas Chu

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Kaiseki Den

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Restaurant

INSPIRATION:
Kaiseki refers to the warm pebble Buddhist monks put on their belly during Zen contemplation to soothe feeling of hunger, a divine tool to assist the pursuit of ultimate truth. The design uses Wabi-sabi Aesthetics elements like simplicity, asymmetry to simulate a natural environment. The Japanese Karesansui Landscape represents a static form. Images like static ripple lines as Running Water, Circles as Rock meaning Land are believed to manifest a calm mind and build a tranquil environment.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Kaiseki Den, serves Kaiseki cuisine which is a tribute to transcendental meditation. The design employs simple shapes in a three-dimensional perspective for a modest and peaceful vibe. To bring out the concept of original state of nature associated with Kaiseki and its Zen philosophy, simple, soft sandy or earthy colours, natural materials, coarse marble floor are used. They are a visual pacifier to manifest a calm mind and customers are in a brief retreat from the busy city.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Drainage system was re-laid to allow for an open kitchen and dining counter design. Diners can see chefs cook and talk with them. Floor of kitchen and main hall was raised for extra underground space to embed drainage pipes and to keep bar counter table on same level for diners and chefs chat comfortably. On the opposite is an open space with a sliding screen in translucent Wagami paper and wooden strips. When fully open, it becomes a spacious hall. When slided closed, it creates a Washitsu private room. This allows flexible and full use of space and light, and strengthens a Japanese vibe.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project stated in Feb 2017 and finished in May 2017 in Hong Kong. Located at Shop 3-4, G/F, The Oakhill, 28 Wood Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Sustainable natural materials closest to its raw texture are selected to present the original state of nature. Tailor-made natural composite wood strips with metal strip inserted manually for a sturdy structure for shop front were assembled on spot. Interior is decorated with coarse marble floor, bamboo bark wall paper, wood screen door and linen Noren. An energy saving LED lighting system is employed. Wagami light boxes conceal an adjustable LED lighting system. For best visual effects and easy maintenance, paper cover is in a door construction with hinges hidden at the top.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The site area is 137.3 sq.m

TAGS:
Elegant, Simple, Natural, Environment Friendly, Peaceful, wabi-sabi

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
In order to create a comfortable and simple Japanese design, we chose Japanese garden as our design direction. We researched into Kyoto Jinfu Temple Karesansui - dry landscape through different books and internet. Understanding its representation of Wasbi-sabi and the Zen meaning behind the concept. We coordinate and employ these aesthetic concepts into our design to create a tranquil atmosphere.

CHALLENGE:
The biggest challenge comes from its geographical complexity. Situated on a slope, it combines 2 units of irregular shapes on different horizontal levels and with different ceiling heights. Partial area sinks below ground level outside, blocking natural light source. Its’ irregular shape posts a feeling of disorder. Reworking the drainage system compatible with an open kitchen design requires a full-scale construction of raising the floor for a unified level surface. A simple layout, minimum use of colours and decorations also post difficulty in creating a Japanese feeling.

ADDED DATE:
2017-09-28 10:54:54

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Design Director: Monique Lee and Designer: Thomas Chu

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1- Photographer Ray Chow, Kaiseki Den 2017
Image #2- Photographer Ray Chow, Kaiseki Den 2017
Image #3- Photographer Ray Chow, Kaiseki Den 2017
Image #4- Photographer Ray Chow, Kaiseki Den 2017
Image #5- Photographer Ray Chow, Kaiseki Den 2017


PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to Monique Lee, 2017

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Kaiseki Den by Saotome

PROFILE:
Kaiseki Den is run by the Lai Sun Dining (formerly known as Lai Sun F&B Management). It is a high-end hospitality company that owns, develops, manages and operates a portfolio of luxury restaurants. Its’ mother company, the Lai Sun Development Company Limited, is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited since1988. It is well diversified and its principal activities include property investment, property development, investment in and operation of hotels and restaurants and investment holding. Since introducing its first Chinese restaurant Island Tang in the heart of the financial hub in Central in 2008, Lai Sun Dining is now operating or managing 18 restaurants in Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland China. The company has the vision of becoming a market leader in the hospitality industry by bringing first class innovative dining concepts to its discerning guests. Each of the restaurants has a unique design with exquisite decor and tasteful details. Some of the group's award-winning restaurants, are to this day recognized by the authoritative Michelin Guide: three Michelin-starred Italian restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA Hong Kong, two Michelin-starred Italian restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA Shanghai, one Michelin-starred restaurants French-Japanese restaurant Takumi by Daisuke Mori, Japanese restaurant Kaiseki Den by Saotome, modern European steakhouse Beefbar and Italian restaurant CIAK - In The Kitchen, as well as CIAK – All Day Italian awarded with a Bib Gourmand.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Kaiseki Den Restaurant by Monique Lee and Thomas Chu is a Nominee in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.

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Kaiseki Den Restaurant by Monique Lee and Thomas Chu is Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2017 - 2018.



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