Project: Guo Fu Lou Restaurant
Lighting Designer: Light4Cundall
Architect: Andre Fu, AFSO (Interior Design)
Location: Hong Kong, 2018

The interior design of the 1- Michelin’s Star Guo Fu Lou has been designed by Andre Fu as a “reinvention of a Cantonese dining room”. The restaurant’s spaces are conceived to inspire and indulge, with sensuous interiors reinforced by Fu’s rigorous pursuit of new Asian sensitivities.
The restaurant is sited in a two-storey pavilion at the Murray Hotel, a great example of modernist architecture recently refurbished by Foster+Partners with the objective to “rediscover the romance of going to a hotel”.

The lighting design, created by Oscar Lee and Lights4Cundall, helps to accent the details of the interiors and to create the right atmosphere, balancing, during the daytime, the natural light coming in from the wide ceiling and wall windows. The use of motorized lighting, controlled by Casambi app, allows the restaurant crew to easily reconfigure the dining room, with different positions of the tables according with the time of the day.
The staff can easily reconfigure the light intensity and colour with a simple touch of a screen, recalling also pre-set scenes. The app controls the pan and tilt movement of the fixtures to aim perfectly at the revised positions of each table.

Photography: Grischa Rueschendorf.