Australia’s first brand new concept store in “longevity preservation”, provides traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM) recipes and authentic Cantonese-style stews. It is in a unique position among international counterparts with its bold Cantonese design style.
The designer creates an impressive restaurant space with Cantonese characters, to better preserves traditional Chinese Cantonese culture and “Stew King’s TCM” dietary therapy culture.
The space is divided into three main functional areas; the free TCM consultation area, waiting area and cashier are placed at the entrance with the reception, whereas the dining area is subdivided into general dining and VIP dining. The division is achieved efficiently through elevation of platforms and the utilization of wooden screens. As a result, all the areas are interconnected but can also function independently. As can be seen, the platform and wooden screens have dual purposes of division and decoration. In addition, the wall façade serves as display walls for TCM dietary therapy and Cantonese culture, constantly reminding diners the theming of the restaurant. Throughout the process of design, designers employed many elements with rich Cantonese culture. For example, wading gate at the reception, wooden sculptures on the wall, solid wood furniture, and porcelain tea sets.
The utilization of the Cantonese folk art tapestry in the ceiling allows the space to become more elegant, simple and full of Cantonese flavours. The addition of birdcage lamps among the tapestry was indeed the icing on the cake. The soft warm lighting complements the marble round tables, drum stools and armchair, creating warm-hearted and bold dining atmosphere in the whole space.