Frame Magazine, revealed the renderings for the Royal China Restaurant today. The restaurant is being designed by the Ministry of Design (MOD) and here is what they have to say about it:
“Situated in the colonial Raffles Hotel, our design calls for two interventions. The first is a choreographed transition between the whitewashed arcade of the historic hotel setting and MOD’s contemporary dining hall within. Inspired by the organic qualities of the graphic wave synonymous with the restaurant’s logo, this transition is both visually and spatially wave-like.
Once inside the main restaurant hall, the second intervention, a dramatic 6m-vaulted ceiling commands a strong visual axis, along which a line of tables are ceremoniously set. Drawing from Chinese Brocade, dining nooks and private dining rooms feature quilted artwork, curtains and wood panelling inspired by the richness of its coloured embroidery. Blending both traditional and modern aesthetics. We also designed signage, custom furniture, all collateral and identity, including the menu and signage and art-directed the uniform design.”