Ting Feng Xie Restaurant / SALONE DEL SALON
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240 square meters
Text description provided by the architects. It’s hard for people to find a quiet haven in the bustling city nowadays. In this context, SALONE DEL SALON designed an idyllic and elegant dining environment for Ting Feng Xie brand restaurant. Here people can temporarily escape from the hustle and bustle of the city while enjoying delicious crab food. SALONE DEL SALON responded to the brand’s culture and incorporated modern, architectural and artistic elements into the restaurant, immersing guests in the journey of crab delicacies in a diverse dining space characterized by a serene atmosphere, fun colors and an enjoyable experience.
Calm Wabi Sabi. The aesthetics of Wabi-sabi, drawn by the Japanese aesthetic theorist Onishi Yoshinori, are beyond the beauty of languages. Most importantly, it conveys Zen thinking and core philosophy that generates aesthetic expressions characterized by calm colors and ambiance. The design team brought wabi-sabi aesthetics to the restaurant space, revealing the charm of time and elegant tranquility, while also interpreting the Zen atmosphere of ’emptiness with everything’. Through simplistic design languages, the space produces a sense of emptiness and a calm ambiance. Isolated from the noise outside, astronauts can gain inner peace here and immerse themselves in the serene space. The hollow squares on both sides of the corridor generate a refreshing visual effect, thus giving the walls a unique image. The hidden lighting creates a subtle atmosphere while at the same time adding calm to the dark-colored space. The symbolic artistic installation interprets and extends the design concept, enriching and enlivening the space.
Great colors and crab elements. A strong, pure red color dyes both curtains and tableware. Besides, a red-orange tone that reminds people of cooked crab shells is applied to a large area of the space, filling it with Japanese style and a sense of tension. The strong tones of red create a pleasant and pleasant spatial atmosphere, inviting diners to break away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and immerse themselves in spatial aesthetics. The dome-shaped arched wooden lamp shade resembles a conical fisherman’s hat filled with hair. Crab’s hair is translated into various linear expressions on walls and cabinets, figuratively telling the brand’s story. The black and gold elements enhance the spatial texture, making the dining environment luxurious but not exaggerated and calm but not boring. Gorgeous patterned chests and Kayama Matazo paintings decorate the space and create an artistic atmosphere as well. It was an aesthetic challenge for designers to balance the different colors. The careful application of forms adds a sense of tension to the space, where structural blocks and abstract narratives evoke sensual feelings as well as emotional resonance.
An elegant and fun experience. The restaurant not only offers an enjoyable gastronomic experience but also takes the guests on an artistic journey. Upon entering, diners will be enchanted by the poetic shade of maple as well as the delicious aroma of crab dishes permeating the uniquely elegant space. Warm finishes are calm and introverted, defining the style of the overall space. The rammed earth, along with the bronze, responds to the local context and gives the space a lasting charm. Smooth blood circulation regulation helps enhance service efficiency. Through the design details, the multiple characteristics of the crab are fully reflected in the space at both the macro and micro levels, enhancing the brand identity.
The cool colors and simplicity of wabi sabi are contrasted but interconnected, and together they permeate the overall space and produce Japanese-style poetry. Incorporating the brand’s personal genes, the space features new elements and cultural charm. Subtle design languages define the spatial pattern and ambiance and create a secluded, comfortable, calm and elegant dining environment that stimulates emotional resonance and delivers poetic and pleasurable experiences.