Part one-Creation of sentiments
“Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architecture's task; therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.”
— Adolf Loos
Under the influence of social media, customers bear various expectations for restaurants, which results in plenty of internet-famous restaurants striving to create a photogenic backdrop. Dining spaces of strong visual appeal always stimulate human senses transiently. Busy about taking photos to impress friends on social media, guests have ignored the delicacy of food and sentimental experiences in restaurants.
The key to operating a successful restaurant lies in the precise positioning of its customers. On this premise, various delicate dishes match with space decorations to create complete and perceivable sentimental experiences for patrons.
@charbon by Paul Pairet
Following the concept that design arouses human sentiments naturally, JYDP completed their new project Charbon, a French charcoal grill restaurant in Shanghai.
Part two -空间源起, 浮华退让，让自然流淌
Part two- Origin of space, Brimming with nature
Charbon is a new restaurant opened by the three Michelin stars chef Paul Pairet in the iapm mall, Shanghai. Charbon is a French word that means "charcoal grill" and the restaurant features an open charcoal fire and sizzling skewers.
@charbon by Paul Pairet
Born in France, Paul Pairet shows his infinite creativity in cooking and extends the exquisiteness of French cuisine and his pursuit for perfection into the space design of the restaurant. He believes that the dining environment should serve the dishes. Without unnecessary bright colors or redundant decorations, it can make patrons enjoy food without distractions.
As a result, JYDP avoided complicated design expressions and envisioned the space in a retreated method. By excavating the commercial value of the restaurant from the perspective of operators and feeling the comforts of space from the perspective of consumers, JYDP followed the features of French charcoal grilling and adopted the imagery of five elements to create restrained and peaceful dining vibes through subdued light and shadow, natural grain and metal texture.
Part three-A vigorous luxurious realm
Deconstructing and following the fundamental five elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth, JYDP explored the original taste of food. With "reverse" thinking, the design team considered and discussed the use of materials repeatedly, and this kind of repeat deliberations are injected into the ultimate vigorous and luxurious vibes.
金之光泽-Luster of metal
木之质朴-Simplicity of wood
The calm and serene entrance is set off by the white lights around, where the logo of Charbon, dark carbonized bricks and rectangular slabs are arranged on the dark and warm rustic metal panel in a rational tone. The curved metal facade points out the dining area, which shows the interior and maintains transparency while creating a subtle sense of partition.
Metal finishes wrap the interior space vertically and horizontally, in which the rustic panels convey the traces of time. With skillful ingenuity, the dark wooden backdrop responds to the restaurant vibes after several color tests and surface brushing, forming a contrast with the concrete floor and reflecting the natural delicacy and the vigor of charcoal grilling.
土之天然-Nature of earth
水之润泽-Moisture of water
The staircase leads to the second floor alongside a large area of a carbonized brick wall. After washing, the wall appears to be darker ink black under the reflection of the ceiling light.
The texture combination of metal, wood, water and earth, along with the dim and warm li