The Tables In This Restaurant Are Surrounded By A Forest Of Curved Wooden Strips

Restaurant Interior Design Ideas - Golucci International Design have recently completed Si-Pu Nabe, a modern hotpot restaurant in Shanghai, China, that features a forest-like appearance.

Photography by Lu Haha

 

Golucci International Design have recently completed Si-Pu Nabe, a modern hotpot restaurant in Shanghai, China, that features a forest-like appearance.

 

Before heading into the main dining area of the restaurant, there’s a reception area that has a palette of gray tiles and wood. To create a welcoming experience for the guests and to make them feel at home, they’re given a pair of disposable slippers to wear when dining. A wall of lockers provides a place for guests to store their shoes, and in-floor heating makes sure their feat never get cold.

Before heading into the main dining area of this modern restaurant, there's the reception area that has a palette of grey and wood.

Photography by Lu Haha

A sculptural installation of hanging bamboo and light fills a small space as you walk into the restaurant.


A sculptural installation of hanging bamboo and light fills a small space as you walk into this restaurant.

Photography by Lu Haha

Uplighting throughout the restaurant highlights the edges of the walls and hallways.


Uplighting throughout this modern restaurant highlights the edges of the walls and hallways.

Photography by Lu Haha

The restaurant’s bar has hanging wood shelving to match the live edge wooden bar top.


Restaurant Interior Design Ideas - This restaurant's bar has hanging wooden shelving to match the live edge wooden bar top.

Photography by Lu Haha

The restaurant has a variety of 27 private tables, ranging from two-person tables up to 10-people rooms for families. Each “room” is semi-enclosed by tall wooden strips with curved tops to provide interest and privacy.


Restaurant Interior Design Ideas - This modern restaurant has a variety of 27 private tables ranging from two-person tables up to 10-people rooms for families, each semi-enclosed by tall wooden strips with curved tops to provide interest and privacy.

Photography by Lu Haha

The strip of lighting and plants that guide you throughout the restaurant are meant to represent vapor rising from the floor and make the guests feel as though they’re dining in a forest fairyland above the clouds.


Restaurant Interior Design Ideas - Strip of lighting and plants guide you throughout this modern restaurant and are meant to represent vapor rising from the floor and make the guests feel as though they are dining in a forest fairyland above the clouds.

Photography by Lu Haha

Some of the tables, like the one below, allow you to sit slightly raised up from the floor, with your legs tucked in underneath the table.


Restaurant Interior Design Ideas - In this hotpot restaurant, some of the tables allow you to sit slightly raised up from the floor with your legs tucked in underneath the tatami style table.

Photography by Lu Haha

Other rooms are much more private and have a door to close them off from the other guests. They also have chairs and regular style tables instead of the other tatami style tables.


This modern hotpot restaurant has private dining rooms with doors to close them off from the other guests.

Photography by Lu Haha

Here’s a diagram and floor plan that shows how the ‘forest’ is located in the center of the restaurant.


This modern restaurant specializing in hotpot has a wooden 'forest' located in the center of the restaurant.


Get the contemporist daily email newsletter – sign up here

Social Media – Newsletter
Luminaire – April 2017 – Seito
Social Media – Pinterest