At the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, Joyce Wang‘s MOTT32 bar and restaurant in Hong Kong was officially named the best interior space of 2014. Located in a former storage facility, which reportedly once housed expensive family heirlooms for wealthy Chinese immigrants, MOTT32 is best described as an atmospheric underworld dining experience. Taking inspiration from the heritage of the site, the restaurant is filled with forgotten heirlooms, Chinese propaganda, and industrial materials doubling as furniture and light fittings. Located underground, with no natural light, Joyce Wang embraced the constraints of the venue and used them to create a theatrical and exclusive experience. Delicate detailing was combined with raw materials, such as concrete and metals, to create an overall bold design that sees Western and Eastern influences come together.
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