The Substance design studio has brought street artworks into the BIBO, a French restaurant to provide a new way of experiencing art and food. This restaurant is located in Hong Kong.
The original idea provided a space where new work can be exposed and
artistic persons from all around the globe have been invited to present
their work. The location of the restaurant is in a heritage building
from the 1930s with marble floors and elegant illumination similar to
those found in the Parisian saloons.
The designers created a new history for the building to connect the
French elements with the contemporary street art so they imagined the
space as the abandoned headquarters of the Compagnie Generale Francaise
de Tramways with train timetables, ticket rolls placed into the ambiance
as well as furniture pieces resembling the fictional space.
The interior has layers of marble stacked in uneven layers and the
dining tables themselves are created from stone slabs also misaligned to
create an eclectic but elegant and comfortable environment.