The project is a fusion cuisine restaurant called “Judy’s & PINE”. Its name has Chinese and western elements combines, indicating its attributive of “Fusion” and also providing an intriguing background for the interior design. They are two well-known catering brands in Zhengzhou, one makes French desserts, another positioned as bar and café. As a fusion restaurant co-hosted by the two wonderful brands, Judy’s & PINE is designated as a versatile destination for friends to gather around. To capture the youngster’s minds while showcase the “fusion” of two different genes becomes the primary goal that SALONE DEL SALON wants to achieve in this design.
“We have cooperated with both of the two owners in other projects before, so we are familiar with each other. This restaurant is themed as‘Friends’ Restaurant’in the spirit of creating a more opening space where everyone who comes feels like they’ve been treated as a friend.” the principal of SALONE DEL SALON, Salone said.
The restaurant is located on the third floor of the shopping mall. After analyzing the layout, designers decided to completely open the dining area next to the shopping mall aisle. With merely 11-meter maximum depth of the site, a 28-meter length of the aisle side open area can have more of the internal environment showcased, and at the same time, to provide better ventilation inside the restaurant.
After finalizing the open space layout, designers start to seeking for strategies that capture the attention of potential customers at one glance. Ceiling, therefore, becomes the major features where designers have their ingenious ideas delivered. There are 42 GRC dome designs on the ceiling. From details we foresee the greater picture so as to imagine the whole sky. The design presents an astonishing, exotic and creative curiosity to viewers, and also emphasizes the uniqueness of this commercial space. As a “tight network” created by consecutive domes comes into being, the overall layout becomes more flexible and can easily be divided into various parts. The internal space is both open and fluent, so as to prevent obstacles for eye sights, and to make this restaurant a perfect multifunction destination for customers of different needs.
The worship of dome in the architectural domain dates back to 1800-year-old the Roman Pantheon, which has a perfect dome that works as a window to the gods above high. World travelling experience provides designers sources of inspiration. From the Roman Pantheon to the National Library of France, and to the Tama Art University Library, it is the complexity and simplicity in geometric designs that created classics.
Different from the colorful expressions that SALONE DEL SALON used to apply, this project interprets the French elegance with simple black and white. Dining area themed white, while operation area black. Black and white marble forms the “piano keys” on the floor, introducing a dynamic aura and an extended effect into the restaurant. Old-fashioned mirrors on the wall are enlarge the space visually. Design of the dining table comes from artworks of Russian artist Grigory Orekhov. It’s the details that tell the tension expressed in art.
White color provides limitless possibilities for passionate gatherings, while the silent and mysterious black hides the console table to the side. The lights shade from the concrete wall travels through a raw of exquisitely ordered cooper bars, creating a ceremonial atmosphere for the interaction between people and scenes.
The elegance of the Judy’s, the chill spirit in PINE, and the peculiar characteristics in the friends that attracted by them… all finds their accommodations here. Not restraint by the past and never defines oneself with any tags. “Fusion” is a successful experiment of the combination of the two catering brands, and also the review and expression that designers have on the past and current.
室内设计：SALONE DEL SALON得德设计
Project Name: Judy’s & Pine Fusion Restaurant
Interior Design: SALONE DEL SALON
Project Location: Zhengzhou, China
Completion Date: June, 2019
Chief Designer: Salone
Design Team: Zheng Weibang, Yue Qunyang, Li Lingfeng, Zhao Tianyi
Photographer: Xiao En