Interior Design, Build
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Gary Chung & Derek Chan
The design of ToriHachi is derived from “Izakaya”, a type of informal Japanese bar that serves alcoholic drinks and snacks. The owner and us share the same thought – always seeking to juxtapose the old and new elements. In this project, we intend to differentiate from the traditional izakaya, not only the dishes, but also the interior design.
Having inspired by restaurant’s signature dish, yakitori, a Japanese dish of chicken pieces grilled on a skewer, the designer artfully created an iconic wooden frame to surround the space, which recalls us the Japanese bird cage. with dotted blocks scattered on the wall. The light shade of the wooden frame composes a significant contrast to the dark slate wall tiles.
In the middle of the restaurant, there situated a bar counter which is furbished as a “lightbox” that imitates the Japanese style “lantern”. Through the floor-to-ceiling window, the illuminated bar counter and the “bird cage” become visible in the street.
ToriHachi aims to create a new dining experience, to echo with the chef’s concept, we put effort to transform the traditional Japanese elements in a modernized way.