CHAIMEN HUI (Shanghai)

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Restaurant – Casual
  • Company/Firm
    HDC Design
  • Lead Designer
    Jiajun Tang, Rene Liu
  • Other Designer(s)
    Dana, Yuqing He
  • Interior Designer
    Jiajun Tang, Rene Liu
  • Hospitality
    CHAIMEN Catering Management Co., Ltd.
  • Photo Credit
    Chuan He
  • Location
    Taikoo Li, Qiantan Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
  • Project Date
    September 2022
  • Project Link

The radial layout of the lobby and the arrangement of the booths reflect free expression. The multipurpose bar is placed in the centre and opens up to the entire lobby.
Inspired by certain food ingredients, the lobby’s ceiling is designed to have many interpretations; paired with earth tones, it can be mountains or the sky.

Forms follow features but can also give rise to them, and this is also our creative concept.
CHAIMEN HUI from Chengdu is now also in Shanghai, which is both a challenge and an upgrade with an improved space. We have forgone the previous Eastern garden aesthetics and resorted to the design logic of unleashing nature and being open.

This is an expectation of CHAIMEN HUI in Shanghai, which is no longer bound to a certain region and may integrate modern cooking expressions.
This concept is found throughout the entire space to activate the perception of delicious food and the exceptional ability to visually evaluate the food.