Name: Somewhere between charming, unrestrained, moving, and still
Time: October, 2015
Area: 98.7 m2
Primary Materials: recycled wine crates, cement, paint with special aged finish, Chinese-style decorations, blue and white porcelain, solid wood, black iron, glass, custom furniture
A little dissociation from slight intoxication, a little escape from rationality
In the hustle and bustle of the city, the alley is dim and veiled.
A charming patch of light and shadows appeals one to come closer.
With the yin interlaced with the yang, the up adjacent to the down, and the moving and the still calling to each other, there comes change.
Here, the culture of Eastern philosophy hides beneath the surface.
Using various wine containers, decoration media, and a gradual layout, we recreated the philosophy of the endless cycle between the moving and the still in Eastern culture.
The restaurant owner is a refined sommelier with a genuine love for Eastern philosophy. His vision is to create a comfortable refuge of relaxation for friends and customers with a self-conflicting imagery of modernness, Eastern culture, and deconstruction.
After communicating with the owner and fulling understanding his needs, we sought to create a space filled with the Eastern imagery of balance between the moving (delicate) and the still (rugged).