Michael Young’s latest interior project creates a new dining experience in Hong Kong.
December 19th, 2008
Located in the centre of Hong Kong’s night-life district, British designer Michael Young has created a restaurant that is certainly worthy of the father of Impressionism.
Known for the beauty of his painted skies, it follows that the contemporary French bistro Pissarro should also have a ceiling full of hand-blown lights that Young made himself at a village workshop in Mount Fuji.
The 1600sqft floorspace is covered in sustainable cork, unique ‘Coen’ chairs and tables and specialist paper wall finishings – using techniques learnt by Young over the last two years from local craftsmen. It is quite obvious that Young’s desire to create a warm environment, by relying on a mixture of handcrafted designs and industrial manufacturing, has prevailed.
“I adore eating out and wanted to design a place that gave the comfort of a classic interior but in contemporary terms,” Young says. “Hong Kong has some wonderful dining but few authentic experiences.”
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