The site: Landmark, Central
Area: 4500ft2 Client: Maxim's Group
Located at the basement of the Landmark, this 4500 s.f. restaurant offers casual dining of contemporary Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The façade design strives to portray these basement premises as an individual building within the shopping arcade by adopting exterior wall tiles in various shades of reddish beige. The concept is further enhanced by fold up wooden louver windows, where the level of privacy can be adjusted to suit one's dining needs.
The entrance is highlighted by a long wood sculpture that transforms into a bento grab and go counter during lunch hours.
The restaurant then welcomes diners with a friendly open dim sum kitchenette, at the same time infusing energy into the space by the body movement of the staff working at the station. Around the dim sum kitchenette, the central main dining area comprises two large communal tables for casual and chill out dining, upholstery banquette seating juxtaposed with rustic granolithic flooring, fine wooden panel, and bronze finish pendants. The semi-private dining areas on both sides of the restaurant are furnished in wooden panel wall and ceiling with a pattern resembling Japanese tatami. The tranquility of the wooden elements is accentuated by a jumbled reddish brown tile flooring which ultimately leads to a private dining room as the finale of the gourmet experience.