New York-based interior design firm dash design, partnered with Brandimage in Hong Kong and Shanghai, have created several new dining venues within the Mandarin Oriental Pudong Hotel in Shanghai. The venues include three restaurants – the Chinese restaurant Yong Yi Ting, the modern-French Fifty 8º Grill, the all-day restaurant Zest – and the Mandarin Cake Shop.
“The brand-led approach for each venue resulted in four distinct concepts and storylines, which translated into deeply immersive and engaging spaces and created unique dining experiences for guests.” says dash design.
Inspired by the concept of “Mythical Journey,” the Chinese restaurant Yong Yi Ting incorporates multiple experiential zones throughout the restaurant beginning with an enchanting entrance through the bar and lounge space.
The bar and lounge features a customized ceiling illuminated with traditional Chinese wine jugs, and a massive, lighted wine wall.
“Drawing inspiration from the concept of Neo Deco New York, Fifty 8° Grill is a fresh and modern take on Manhattan in the 1930s—rich and elegant yet comfortable and welcoming.” says dash design. The Fifty 8° Grill features a signature leather and onyx bar and is adjacent to an immersive wine display that flanks the secondary entry.
Based on a concept of “Sweet Luxe,” the Mandarin Cake Shop’s design celebrates the imagination of Mandarin pastry chefs and their sweet creations. The boutique features light wood and stone and an open plan, blending the classic with the contemporary and encouraging exploration and participation, as chefs prepare their fine pastries in plain view.