【簡兆芝室內設計 簡兆芝】朧光釀和風 鍋饌潤金月
設計概念 Design Concept
發想自品牌「金月」之「月」字，簡兆芝室內設計 簡兆芝 主持設計師 以「月圓」的形象為主軸，從店面主視覺牆、客席區卡式座椅、鍋物餐具等皆融入「圓」的形貌，將其圓滿、團圓的美好寓意傳達予每位顧客，同時回應高端日式鍋物店的定位，運用原石、石皮、木皮、金屬等現代建材，結合日本竹子與傳統燈籠，表現古今交融的和風禪韻，並於其中體現我們積極找尋各式平衡的理念，透過和諧的設計手法與講究自然的料理彼此相襯，建構食材與空間對話的橋樑，進而築起用餐者與料理者的共鳴，達成場、人、食三者平衡圓滿的狀態。
Standing gracefully amidst towering buildings, a one-story jet-black house clad in deep-colored stone veneers harmoniously blends with the night. Lanterns hanging under the eaves sway gently in the evening breeze, casting a soft halo akin to moonlight, inviting curious souls to explore further. As the door opens, the delightful aroma of cooking wafts into the air. The sight of the Chinese characters of Golden Moon and the blue-white paper lanterns radiate a subtle glow, accompanied by the interwoven stone and bamboo curved end-wall and the tall emerald bamboo revealing its branches and leaves. It feels as if one has stepped back into the distant Edo period, leaving a profound and memorable impression on every guest with its rich Japanese antique charm. Upon entering, neatly arranged seating in the shape of a crescent moon welcomes guests, where they come together to indulge in a typical hot pot, fresh vegetables, and meat. The guests enjoy moments of reunions, complete and fulfilling, akin to the sight of a full moon, with an unparalleled feast that delights their senses and tantalizes their taste buds.
Inspired by the Moon word in the brand Golden Moon, INK DESIGN SPACE's presiding designer Kathy Chien centered her design on the image of a Full Moon. Incorporating the concept of Roundness, we skillfully infuse the theme of a Full Moon throughout the feature wall, the booth-style seating area, and the tableware for hot pot dishes. By integrating the symbolism of completeness and togetherness that the full moon represents, we aim to convey a sense of joy and harmony to every guest. Our design caters to the positioning of a high-end Japanese hot pot restaurant. We artfully exploit modern building materials, such as natural stones, stone veneers, wood veneers, and metals, combined with traditional Japanese bamboo and lanterns to evoke a blend of ancient and modern Japanese Zen aesthetics. Moreover, we actively embed the concept of seeking various forms of balance, performing a design that agreeably complements nature-inspired cuisine. By establishing a dialogue between the ingredients and the space, we create a bridge for interaction between diners and culinary creations, achieving a balanced and harmonious state among the ambiance, the people, and the food.
設計手法 Design Techniques
Impressive Feature Wall: Carving the Brand Identity
In harmony with the store's identity, we meticulously set out a feature wall at the entrance, showcasing the essence of Japanese simplicity and authenticity through natural stones and bamboo. Several lanterns, symbolizing completeness and harmony, are hung on the wall, featuring motifs of the tiger and rabbit, which convey the brand's story related to the preparations during the Year of the Tiger and the unveiling during the Year of the Rabbit. The blue-white color palettes carry auspicious meanings in Japanese culture. And via exploiting these meaningful elements and natural building materials, we marvelously create a distinct and striking traditional Japanese facade, leaving a lasting impression on guests.
Seamless Integration: Enchanting Lunar Harmony
Inspired by the full moon, this overall design revolves around the theme of Roundness. Embracing the symbolism of completeness and togetherness, we strategically integrate the representation of the moon's phases throughout the restaurant. From the graceful curved feature wall at the entrance to the spherical lanterns, we cleverly presented the essence of the moon. In addition, we delicately design semi-circular booth-style seating and tables with rounded edges in the dining area, evoking the lunar motif. Bespoke arc-shaped cutlery and tableware further enhance the connection between the space and the culinary delights, providing customers with an exceptional and captivating dining journey.
Exquisite Arrangement: Relaxed Dining Pleasure
In response to the proprietor's unwavering commitment to creating a cozy and inviting dining environment for guests, the semi-circular booth-style seating in the dining area offers a perfect blend of coziness and privacy, providing guests with a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience. Additionally, we carefully set up a separate VIP room and two versatile private dining rooms that can be combined into one. Each room is equipped with a private restroom, allowing group gatherings while ensuring excellent privacy.
The store's exterior features cement steps, French doors, and deep-colored stone veneers, performing a concise and unpretentious ambiance while bridging the gap between the building and its visitors. In addition, we artfully incorporate a traditional Japanese architectural element beside the signboard, the rain chain, accentuating the style of the restaurant and the essence of its cuisine.
Upon entering, guests are welcomed by a striking feature wall, rich in Japanese design elements, which sets the tone for a distinct brand identity. The gentle halo of light cast by the floor lamps creates an inviting and warm ambiance, making guests feel right at home.
In keeping with the overall Japanese styles, the dining area and beverage counter are adorned with natural stones and lush bamboo, resulting in an ambiance reminiscent of a Japanese garden with a Zen spirit. And the Mirrored walls generate a sense of amplitude, providing diners with a spacious and airy dining experience.
Private Dining Room
The private dining room is designed with wooden elements, bringing a balmy and serene dining ambiance. Equipped with standard audiovisual equipment, they offer guests a myriad of choices to enjoy delightful gathering moments.