If you enjoy fine dining in one-of-a-kind settings, look no further than the MOTT32 restaurant in Hong Kong designed by Joyce Wang Studio. The winner of this year's World Interior of the Year Award, this renovated space was once a former bank vault that housed the expensive family heirlooms of wealthy Chinese immigrants. Its design is inspired by the heritage of the site and combines traditional Chinese design with industrial elements.
The restaurant occupies the once-degraded space of a former storage facility but a retrofit has added a sleek design and intricate detailing. Joyce Wang Studio adds references to Chinese propaganda materials and the old décor creates a theatrical experience of an exclusive underground venue.
Light fittings in mesh cages, narrow hallways and sections of the former vault transformed into exclusive booths all contribute to the boldness of the design that combines Western and Eastern influences. “It was a Hong Kong project, it explored Hong Kong culture both past and present, which makes the project such a special one and winning this award even better,” said Joyce Wang at the award ceremony held at the Marina Bay Sands hotel.