OPENUU have recently completed their new project in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong – Ah Yung Kitchen. Fusing contemporary style with traditional Chinese motifs, the design of the new restaurant draws inspiration of a Chinese teahouse complementing the cuisine. Take a look at the complete story after the jump.
From the architects: Ah Yung Kitchen is the second restaurant by Hong Kong Michelin star Chef Ah Yung, serving refined Cantonese cuisine. The design is inspired by traditional Chinese teahouse accented with begonia floral motifs, light wood screens, and Chinese lantern inspired lightings.
Fusing contemporary style with traditional Chinese motifs, our design draws inspiration of a Chinese teahouse complementing the cuisine. Often regarded as a place of sanctuary, the teahouse concept creates a sanctuary to savor Chef Ah Yung’s culinary wonders. The light toned wood screen accented with gold stainless steel details provides a comforting environment for guests to appreciate their food. The begonia floral motif is inspired by the chinaware, a symbol of auspiciousness, where we pay homage to the fine ingredients of Chef Ah Yung, showcasing his expertise in refined Cantonese cuisine. The color palette of the restaurant creates a tranquil environment highlighted with hints of green from the wall art to echo nature. The texture and lighting of the Chinese lantern inspired pendant lights play with the transparency of lighting patterns.
Ah Yung Kitchen balances design and operations by incorporating ornate service stations and storage spaces for service operations. The brand identity of Ah Yung Kitchen is heavily influenced by the begonia floral motif found throughout the intimate teahouse sanctuary of Chef Ah Yung.
- The design is inspired by traditional Chinese teahouse accented with begonia floral motifs, light wood screens, and Chinese lantern inspired lightings.
- The light wood screens are backed with a light beige fabric and inspired by Chinese teahouse screen doors
- The begonia floral motif is inspired by the chinaware, a symbol of auspiciousness
- The begonia is framed with gold stainless steel and dark beige/brown color fabric
- The greenery wall art is inspired by nature
- The wall and floor terrazzo are used throughout the restaurant floor, stairs, and countertop
- The tissue and handsoap dispenser holders and custom designed with begonia floral motif
- The mirror detail is also used on the cabinet doors throughout the restaurant
Interior design firm: OPENUU – www.openuu.com
Designers: Caroline Chou, Kevin Lim
Design team: Simon Kwan, Lam Chi
Project location: L’hotel, 18 King’s Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Project area: 5060 SQFT (470 SQM)
Completion time: May 2019
Photographer: Nirut Benjabanpot