Discover everything about ‘John Anthony’ Restaurant in Hong Kong, designed by Linehouse.
First of all, check some key facts about John Anthony Restaurant.
Location: Shop B01-10, Basement One, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Area: 700.0 m2
Win Awards: 2019
Inspired by the voyages that helped bring two hemispheres together, John Anthony pays tribute to a new-world culture that celebrates diversity, juxtaposition and a melting pot of influences.
John Anthony’, a new Cantonese grill & dim sum restaurant on Hong Kong Island, sumptuously reflects the city’s west-meets-east sensibility through its innovative culinary offerings as well as its immersive interior design.
“The design drew on John Anthony’s journey, exploring the fusion of architectural styles and materiality between east and west as well as colonial architecture blurred with eastern detailing, to create a British tea hall turned Chinese canteen,” said Linehouse co-founder Alex Mok.
Drawing upon British tea halls and Chinese canteens, local architecture and interior design practice Linehouse have combined colonial architecture with eastern detailing to create a contemporary space of retro flavor and nostalgic elegance.
It was conceived as a paradigm of sustainability by Maximal Concepts. Further, it is a hospitality brand behind many of the city’s most iconic restaurants. Also, the venue takes its name from John Anthony, the first Chinese man to be naturalized as a British citizen in 1805. In fact, he is a key figure in the expansion of global trade during the Qing Dynasty.
Hand painted tiles are also featured in the restaurant’s private dining room. So, here guests can enjoy large scale illustrations of commodities. Furthermore, they’re traded between the British and Chinese in the 18th century such as medicinal poppies and exotic animals.
In addition to that, every element incorporates an eco-friendly or ethical initiative. Consequently, that makes John Anthony Restaurant a venue of upstanding reputation as was John Anthony, the workers’ advocate.
Well, the fusion of Chinese canteen and colonial design is captured in the details. For example, the timber bar with glass vitrines, wicker furniture, and gold and maroon floral fabrics.
“All the lighting for this project was custom designed in-house, working with local craftsmen,” said Mok. “Most of the furniture was also custom-designed; the dining chair, all the tables, the rattan sofa are all locally produced.”
By the way, sustainability is weaved into every aspect of the interior. For example, from upcycling wasted plastic into coasters, to recycling paper for menus, to tiling the floors with reclaimed terracotta from old Chinese village houses. Also, their ceilings and walls are decorated by handmade, hand-painted and glazed art tiles, eco-paints, and natural hand-dyed fabrics. Further, they use highly sustainable rattan for various design features.
Every element incorporates an eco-friendly or ethical initiative.
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Finally, the World Interiors News Awards showcase the best international design in both current and future projects. Actually, entries for the 2019 Awards are now open and John Anthony – Linehouse is an entry in the Bars, restaurants, clubs and cafés categories at the 2019 World Interiors News Awards.