Eatery will feature “emotional architecture”
Hakkasan will open a 10,000-sq.-ft. restaurant on the second floor of downtown San Francisco’s One Kearny building in November. The 170-seat Chinoiserie restaurant, which is being designed by Parisian firm Gilles & Boissier, will mix feminine and masculine elements to evoke sensations using “emotional architecture.”
“There is a lot of mystery to the Hakkasan experience,” explains Patrick Gilles of Gilles & Boissier. “A single glance can capture a wealth of different emotions and ambiences, like a snapshot of pure life that builds up frame by frame into a movie, taking you on a trip to a fantasmagorical China.”
The restaurant will include a main dining area enclosed in latticed “cage” partitions filled with Chinese screens; a 50-seat Ling Ling dining lounge that will feature an orange, gold and tobacco palette; a 25-seat curved bar; two private dining rooms with hand-woven silk panels in blue and emerald green; and an open-plan kitchen that will have white subway tiles and polished stainless steel.
The space will also include arched windows; a “retro-lit” blue glass sign and reception desk; white marble walls; and a bronze, v-shaped bar with silver resin bottle shelves and leather bar stools.
Hakkasan also has locations in London, Miami, New York, Dubai, Mumbai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Restaurants are also planned for Doha, Qatar, and Las Vegas.
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