Atelier E has recently completed the interior and exterior revamp of The Hokkaido Dairy Farm Restaurant in Hong Kong.
Inspired by elements of a traditional dairy farm, like the pitched roof, standalone mailbox, and shingled exterior, the front of the restaurant has a traditional look that’s interrupted by contemporary details like the hexagons, bright blue color, and the creative use of the postbox that doubles as a takeaway window.
Inside the restaurant, wood has been used on the walls and ceilings to create the look of the loft above a traditional dairy farm. A combination of solid blue bars and bars with lighting in them represent the blue sky and natural sunlight that would normally stream through the beams of the barn.
Blue banquette seating runs the length of one side of the restaurant while tables and chairs sit on the opposite side, creating a cleanly organized and geometrical interior arrangement.
Hanging from the ceiling of the restaurant are traditional metal milk jugs acting as both extra lighting and a unique design detail that pays tribute to the history of dairy farms.
While the front of the restaurant houses the smaller kitchen and take away window, at the back of the restaurant, the kitchen and prep areas are concealed by a large mirrored box. The use of mirrors preserves the symmetry of the interior, minimizes the visual impact of the kitchen, and makes the space feel larger and more open.