Restaurant interior design is natural to Joyce Wang. Born in Hawaii, Joyce Wang began to travel from a young age, which opened her eyes to the power and possibility of interior design across culture and time. Having taken her biggest ideas from various places, Joyce Wang is now an interior designer with a unique aesthetic, known for her luxury interiors. Now, we’re taking on a journey to Joyce Wang world, where you’ll see nothing but extraordinary restaurant interior design ideas.
A vibrant luxury bar and Mediterranean restaurant in the Asia Society headquarters, Ammo is housed on the site of the former ammunition storage site for the British, hence the name. Inspiration for the dramatic interior was drawn from Jean-Luc Goddard’s seminal film Noire: Alphaville. Bespoke copper chandeliers and a glowing back bar display feed the imagination and make for a celebratory venue with a surreal edge.
I like to approach designing an interior a bit like how a director makes a film. Every detail is thought through in how it fits together to create an atmosphere.
Joyce Wang Studio unveils the interior design of the all-new Kyubi restaurant at London’s most exclusive members’ club, The Arts Club. Kyubi’s new look fuses mid-century contemporary design with an opulent Meiji period aesthetic; an era which symbolizes the beginnings of modernization in Japan at a point when eastern and western principles met.
At the foyer area, traditional Noren hangings originally used to protect a house flank the entrance as a domestic welcome. The Yosegi timber flooring reference traditional Japanese lacquer chest details with a modernized brass inset motif detail that appears throughout the space. The luxury restaurant designed by Joyce Wangopens up into a lively, open Robata, Sushi and Tempura counter where the theatricality of the chefs take center stage.
The main dining area features a panoramic hand-painted scenery of Japanese fisherman on the Nagara River flooded with mint lily pads, forming the backdrop to our dining scene. The main dining sculptural chandelier is composed of iron strokes representative of Japanese calligraphy and suspended glass blocks; casting fluid beams of light onto our colonial linen ceilings.
The modern restaurant’s name derives from a plant found in the Peruvian Andes that only grows in extreme conditions. Joyce Wang Studio has drawn inspiration from Peru’s landscape and Martinez’s culinary style.
This ingredients table reigns over the arrival experience. The marble dining table is a sculptural piece of art itself, made by Calacatta Verde marble fused with fossilized stone finished with fluted metal detail on the legs. The veins and textures are reminiscent of renowned Nazca lines. Guests are presented with the rarest and finest ingredients used in Virgilio’s vision of Peruvian delicacies.
The luxury restaurant by Joyce Wang is divided into distinct sections and the design takes guests on a journey through Peru’s varying altitudes. The main dining room features an island banquette with excavated fossil stone detail while different slate titles reference indigenous rock formations. The main dining banquette is of Incan geometry. Artwork representation was an integral element in layering the narrative of the restaurant.
Within the only private dining room, rare imagination and visual showcase of a modern open kitchen for a group of ten diners. The beveled edge curve design of hand-cut fossil stone at the kitchen counter where dinner is served exclusively to the guests.
A buffet restaurant dining and gaming hall for members at one of Hong Kong’s prestigious Jockey Clubs. The challenge was to allow for diners to be sociable yet private and to easily access the food offering at all times. A grand staircase creates a striking entrance to a cinematic scene, which feels robust and special – a venue for a celebration. A real gem designed by Joyce Wang Studio.
I am a very positive person and believe interior design should be about celebration. We want people to feel good in the places we design.
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