The Chinese restaurant brand summoned Superfutures to create an interior with a Shanghai-chic vibe.
Superfutures, a London firm with many an eyepopping retail interior and industrial design concept in its portfolio, has now re-fashioned the Ping Pong restaurant in London’s Westfield neighbourhood.
Taking urban Shanghai chic as its starting point, the studio – working alongside Andy Martin Architects – has conceived an interior experience that begins with a majestic window with multiple screens that slide away for a full view of the restaurant. Ping Pong, a franchise that started in 2004, is known for its artisanal cocktails, exclusive teas and servings of dim sum.
At the dim sum counter, customers can watch the action as chefs prepare the meals below a dazzling blue light box. At the tea ceremony station, the product is on full display, with stacks of iron tea pots and boxes of tea piled high. And at the cocktail bar, the walls are clad in tiles that evoke dragon skin. Elsewhere, street scenes and portraits of Geishas adorn the walls – images taken from the Getty archive and brought to life by graphic designer Lana Webb that give the blue-and-red palette a twist.