Joyce Wang has landed in the interior design scene only three years ago. But Wang has already set the tone of what has yet come in the next few years, Design Contract wants to show you today two restaurants spaces designed by Hong Kong-based Joyce Wang. Take a look.
“With one of the toughest budgets we had ever worked with and a site under the scrutiny of various heritage building institutions, we were constantly challenged to creative solutions without sacrificing the design integrity of our scheme,” Wang says.
“While the downstairs eatery and bar exudes a relaxed, informal vibe, as you move to the upper floor, the space radiates a more luxurious feel,” explains Wang of Vasco. The Spanish-influenced restaurant is set on the mezzanine level, adjacent to an alfresco area overlooking the rest of the PMQ complex. “Chef Paolo Casagrande’s cooking style and his vision have been our inspiration and direction throughout the creative process,” she adds. A palette of gold, burnt caramel, deep green, and tar references the aging process of olive oil and also reflects the palette of colors popular in the midcentury era. Marble paneling, dimly lit onyx ceilings, and Art Deco furniture pair with black lacquered floors, which extend to the balcony outside.
In the circular balcony suspended over Isono, diners also have the best seats to enjoy film projections that play on the high walls. The translucent glass around the perimeter in return allows Isono’s diners to observe the movement and lighting of the floor above while keeping Vasco secluded. “Vasco is more intimate and allows diners to enjoy the sumptuous tasting menus with enhanced privacy,” Wang says.
SOURCE: Hospitality Design