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Shangri-La, Xian

The interior design of Xian Restaurant, at the Shangri-la Hotel, Hong Kong, was created by world-class architecture and interior design firm dwp. The client wished for resemblance to the Grand Palace in Bangkok without the religious connotations or props. With 350sqm of space and a 4:5m ceiling height, dwp introduced traditional Thai instruments to patterns and the lotus flower key to the design. Inside the waiting lobby, an extended elephant-style chair, with assorted, multicoloured Jim Thompson Thai silk cushions, is a welcoming comfort seat. Oversized Thai silk panels line the walls through to the main restaurant. Traditional teak wood carvings gilded in gold framed the scene. The timber floor is accentuated by a vibrant aqua blue and gold curved inlaid carpet. The Main Dining room is in the shape of a lotus flower leaf, with large armchair comfort zones, aligned to banquette centered dining tables and chairs. The entire main restaurant is surrounded by Thai 'Sala' type private dining rooms, each with its own Jua-style roof. Oversized wood carvings with inlaid decoration, in the style of drums flank the exits, making the space a glorious 'Grand Palace' unto its own.

Location: Hong Kong
Area: 350 sqm
Completion: September 2008
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