Diner optics: Artist inspires expansive eatery

04 : 09 : 2012 Design : MC Escher : Joey Ho

Hong Kong – Designer Joey Ho has created a restaurant that transports diners from the busy streets of Hong Kong into the topsy-turvy world of an M C Escher drawing.

The Room by Joey Ho, Hong Kong The Room by Joey Ho, Hong Kong
The Room by Joey Ho, Hong Kong The Room by Joey Ho, Hong Kong
The Room by Joey Ho, Hong Kong The Room by Joey Ho, Hong Kong

In this famously cramped city, Ho aimed to give the one-room eatery an expansive feel, embellishing the walls and ceiling with mirrors, false windows and staircases to nowhere. The designer says these residential touches will help customers feel at home, while the bold design elements establish a strong relationship with the restaurant’s brand.

A visually engaging space like this is a great way to encourage diners to unplug and contemplate their environment, an experience that consumers are increasingly demanding. For more, read our New Sublimity macrotrend.

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