In the foyer of a Chinese restaurant, lighting and art are fused together to create a magical experience. Upon entering, one steps into an ephemeral installation before being ushered into the dining space. Titled ‘Pale Garden’ and inspired by Chinese creation folklore, the installation envelopes a 90 feet long foyer with 1,000 handcrafted flowers. Lighting evokes a mystical forest with multilayers of floral silhouettes and diffused, dappled light. Glare-free fixtures are carefully concealed to preserve the illusion.
As one emerges from the tunnel of flowers, an elegant dining space is revealed. Subtle indirect light gives depth to plaster sculptural ‘clouds’. Wall grazers and glowing Chinese pendants accentuate a textured gold backdrop. Pools of focused lighting softly illuminate tabletops.
IES Illumination Award of Merit 2020
LIT Design Awards 2021 – Winner for Hotel and Restaurants Lighting
A&D Trophy Awards 2020 – International, Interior Design Best Bar and Restaurant – Gold
AHEAD (The Awards for Hospitality, Experience and Design) 2020 – Restaurant – Shortlist
Architecture MasterPrize 2020 – Interior Design Hospitality – Winner
2020 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards – Hotel – Shortlisted
Global RLI Awards 2020 – RLI Most Innovative F&B Concept – Shortlisted