Photographer: Brook James
lighting: Ambience Lighting
cork ceiling tiles: Cork Floors
As Mr Huang Jin was an existing restaurant, moving to a new location, it was important that there was a sense of familiarity with the existing brand in the new interior, but that it was also connected to the new space. Taking inspiration from the existing logo, designed by Universe, which incorporates the main cooking utensil of the food, the dumpling steamer basket, we used this as a reference for our design, turning the steamer basket pattern into a 3D form. This formed the foundation for our design, including the lighting, with its linear detailing, and the seamless joinery free of handles. The angular timber screens were used intentionally to cast soft, linear shadows on the walls to contribute to the warm and airy ambience.