Set in the Higher Hills luxurious improvement in Shenzen, China, Different Associates have done the farm-to-table Voisin Organique cafe and lounge. Integrating age-aged Chinese cuisine with a great-eating solution, the restaurant employs only substances sourced from its own ECOCERT-licensed farm. The interior draws on earthy, common aesthetics to mirror the restaurant’s food items ethos.
The interior encompasses a 100sqm kitchen area, lounge and high-quality eating place. A towering bronze façade shields diners from obtrusive daylight, while a row of portal windows triggers the curiosity of passersby. The gentle that filters by means of the portals helps make the dim interior experience otherworldly. Internet site conditions incorporate height distinctions, dark corners and a giant structural pipe. These factors, mixed with the restaurant’s model values and pursuit of a ‘natural’ surroundings, led the designers to land on the central idea of ‘having a picnic in a valley’.
“The inside room was approached primarily based on the strategy of ‘wandering in valleys’, indicating a cost-free exploration in wild nature,” make clear Various Associates.
A big flue that can not be dismantled sits in the double-peak entrance space. The designers embraced it as a element, with the hearth resistant content that wraps the flue generating a glittering result throughout the partitions. Diners move into a lower area, with ceiling height different from very low to significant in a sequence that emulates a valley among steep hills. Skylights set in tall precipices flood gentle into the in any other case dimly lit inside, making a distinctive atmosphere in the dining place.
From the walls to the ceiling, large floor regions are finished with matte silver foil, diffusing gentle in the course of the space and casting shadowy reflections of the human figures inside, evocative of strolling via the mist. Other surfaces in the course of the lounge and dining location are rendered a gentle red hue, which when combined with the metallic silver produces a sunset-like radiance.
A variety of Associates hope, “to supply men and women with a fantastic practical experience of drinking in a ‘valley’ awash with gentle breeze, mist and glow of sunset.”
A mysterious passageway qualified prospects to a concealed private dining area with a deep red, concave ceiling incorporating to the sense of intimacy. Features include rough-textured walls, jet black furnishings and clear glass, rendering the interior with a feeling of occasion. Flickering candles incorporate to the passionate, sensory experience.
[Images courtesy of Various Associates. Photography by Feng Shao.]