infinity nide merges traditional culture with contemporary aesthetics at chitchat by the river shu, a restaurant in foshan, china. the main feature of the restaurant is a large bamboo piece, weaved on site by traditional bamboo-weaving artists from the quinshen county of sichuan.
all photos by cao haochang and ba songyang
the studio identified bamboo as the most common material following extended research on traditional sichuan cuisine and culture, which it used in the restaurant in a contemporary manner. the bamboo weaving stretches across the space complemented by dim lighting and concrete furnishings. inviting bamboo artists to weave the piece on site, the studio aimed to create a unique atmosphere where folk art and modern culture will coexist both in the restaurant’s cuisine and design.
entrance and exterior view of the restaurant
passage from the entrance to the interior
the bamboo weaving stretches through the entire space
bamboo weaving detail
bamboo weaving artists working on site
dim lighting and concrete textures complement the atmosphere
design: infinity nide
director: wang xiaowen
project team: wu ruimin, xue jiaxun, lin yanqiu, huang zhirui
construction team: shanghai yuanhe construction co ltd.
bamboo-weaving artists: mr liu, mr wei, mr zhai and their relatives
material supply, furniture & lighting design: BENTU
location: 4/F,Poly Canal Plaza, Foshan, China
total floor area: 450 m2
edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom