The Chiu

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Commercial
  • Company/Firm
    Nature Times Art Design Co., Ltd
  • Lead Designer
    Wei Jinjing
  • Interior Designer
    Wei Yaocheng, Zhang Huichao, Lin Yushi
  • Lighting Designer
    ENLIGHTEN / Ding Jie
  • Photographer Credit
    Nature Times Art Design Co., Ltd
  • Location
    L40, Raffles City, Xinye Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province
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"In an age of scarcity, people tend to focus on absorption and assimilation. On the contrary, in an era of excess, the key is how to exclude and reject." Jiangnan, a region with a continuous cultural context for thousands of years, embodies a combination of nature and culture, disorder and order, instinct and rationality.
As designing this restaurant, Nature Times Art Design deconstructed the existing definition of Jiangnan and explored more design possibilities about life by adopting novel spatial languages and creative ideas.
The restaurant space mainly includes an entrance passage, a reception & tea area, a dining hall and several private rooms defined by different themes and tones. The circulation route loops around the whole space. The garden-themed elevator hall incorporates flowing light and shadows, which surround delicate natural, handmade artworks. Green jade, glass and flying "butterflies" create an immersive, surreal secret world, which brings surprising sensory and emotional experience to guests as entering the elevator hall. The restaurant is relatively independent from yet connected with the office building where it's situated and the outdoor CBD setting.