Royal China Restaurant

Designed by Ministry of Design

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Restaurants that are well designed are not merely places to eat one’s fill, but are environments that mirror the fine cuisine served, thus heightening the sensations enjoyed by the palate. For the Singapore franchise of the famed London-based Royal China restaurant, situated in the colonial Raffles Hotel, MOD has endeavoured to create just such an environment. MOD’s design calls for 2 interventions. The first is a choreographed transition between the whitewashed arcade of the historic hotel without and MOD’s contemporary dining hall within. 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 art-work, curtains and wood paneling inspired by the richness of its coloured embroidery. Blending both traditional and modern aesthetics, MOD has also designed custom furniture, all collateral + identity including the menu + signage and art-directed the uniform design. Awards: This restaurant won the coveted “Best of Year” Awards 2008 in the Formal Restaurant Category, conferred by Interior Design magazine, New York, and was named Finalist in the Gold Key Awards New York 2008.
Restaurants that are well designed are not merely places to eat one’s fill, but are environments that mirror the fine cuisine served, thus heightening the sensations enjoyed by the palate. For the Singapore franchise of the famed London-based Royal China restaurant, situated in the colonial Raffles Hotel, MOD has endeavoured to create just such an environment. MOD’s design calls for 2 interventions. The first is a choreographed transition between the whitewashed arcade of the historic hotel without and MOD’s contemporary dining hall within. 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 art-work, curtains and wood paneling inspired by the richness of its coloured embroidery. Blending both traditional and modern aesthetics, MOD has also designed custom furniture, all collateral + identity including the menu + signage and art-directed the uniform design. Awards: This restaurant won the coveted “Best of Year” Awards 2008 in the Formal Restaurant Category, conferred by Interior Design magazine, New York, and was named Finalist in the Gold Key Awards New York 2008.Read MoreHide
Property Type
Commercial
Property Status
Resale
Area Size
400m²
Style
Vintage
Year of Completion
2007
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About Ministry of Design

Ministry of Design was created by Colin Seah to Question, Disturb & Redefine the spaces, forms and experiences that surround us and give meaning to our world. An integrated spatial-design practice, MOD's explorations are created amidst a democratic 'studio-like' atmosphere and progress seamlessly between form, site, object and space.
Ministry of Design was created by Colin Seah to Question, Disturb & Redefine the spaces, forms and experiences that surround us and give meaning to our world. An integrated spatial-design practice, MOD's explorations are created amidst a democratic 'studio-like' atmosphere and progress seamlessly between form, site, object and space.Read MoreHide
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