When it comes to designing a restaurant, imagination knows no bounds. Whereas some owners prefer a classic approach, others go wild and create interior designs to fit the personality of their restaurant. Sometimes, the design is based on certain books or movies. Other times it uses certain genres, such as steampunk, as inspiration. Some places even prefer an artistic approach. Restaurant Bibo is a French establishment located in Hong Kong. It celebrates contemporary art and wishes to connect it with food.
This restaurant is the result of the combined efforts between project coordinator BIBO and creative design agency Substance. Located on Hollywood Road, the establishment aims to introduce people to French cuisine in an unique setting. The place celebrates contemporary art and street art in particular, displaying works by “Banksy, Daniel Arsham, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, King of Kowloon, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami.” The installations featured in restaurant Bibo are by “Ella & Pitr, Invader, JonOne, JR, Kaws, Mr Brainwash, Mist, MadC and Stohead.”
“Bibo is a space that I had never seen before; I wanted to see it but couldn’t find it anywhere. It’s a vision that passion has brought to reality,” said Bibo, the discreet presence that put the entire project into motion. “Bibo is reinventing the Bohemian lifestyle of Paris in the 1930s through art, design, food and cocktails. Just as street or contemporary art breaks the law and the structures of traditional on-canvas art, Bibo breaks the laws of what fine dining is supposed to be”
Restaurant Bibo was established in a heritage building. It features luxurious marble floors and has elegant light fittings. The restaurant was even given a factitious history in order to better connect the French cuisine with street art. Prussian blue walls, brass pipers and French oak are all used to evoke a 1930’s ambiance that resembles the one found in French saloons.
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