Stickman has designed a calming, intimate and atmospheric interior for the infamous Nadaman restaurant group, harping back to an era of exclusive dining in a magical world.
The central piece d’resistance of the venue, at the Shangri-La China World Summit Hotel, Beijing, is the sculptural interpretation of the famous Japanese weeping willow tree.
It is the eighth Nadaman restaurant for the five star international hotel chain and the third for Stickman’s director Karen Hay.
As one of the signature design firms for Shangri-La, the creation of Nadaman at the China World Trade Centre, is the largest F&B project for the firm and recently won the Asia Pacific Interior Design Gold Award for Best Restaurant 2011.
“We were asked to create a slightly more “urban” look to fit with the context and location, being the heart of the business district in Beijing and within a four level high end commercial mall.
“We are now in the final days of completing a Chinese restaurant and a Noodle Bar directly adjacent to Nadaman, to complete the fourth level of F&B, all designed by Stickman.”
The Nadaman chain itself is steeped in two-centuries of rich tradition, and all its venues are heavily influenced by the sanctity of Japanese culture.
The restaurant has all natural finishes with the emphasis on hammered and polished stone, dark stained timber, traditional shoji paper, sourced from predominantly local supplies, interjected with statement red glass hoods to all Teppanyaki counters decorated in the same lattice pattern as the timber screens.
Signature artworks include a stunning Kimono decorated with thousands of tiny hand-made red porcelain butterflies, made by local artist Caroline Cheng.