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House of Ming

By Atelier Wren

DATE

2023

LOCATION

United Kingdom

Inspired the Ming Dynasty, with hand-painted ceilings, lush, velvet booths, red lacquer, green hues, plush golden “love seats” for two.

A collaboration with Atelier Wren, producing a design that includes elements of traditional Chinese design combined with bespoke craftsmanship and handcrafted contract furniture.

Following on from the success of House of Ming at the Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi, comes House of Ming at the St James’ Court Hotel in the heart of London.

Designed by the award-winning design team at Atelier Wren, the venue is a beautiful and opulent dining space showcasing a modern take on styling reminiscent of the Ming dynasty.

Kirkdale, House Of Ming restaurant, London Victoria , Contract furniture, restaurant chairs
Kirkdale, House Of Ming restaurant, London Victoria , Contract furniture, restaurant chairs
Kirkdale, House Of Ming restaurant, London Victoria , Contract furniture, restaurant chairs
Kirkdale, House Of Ming restaurant, London Victoria , Contract furniture, restaurant chairs
Decadent and Delicate Details

Artisan-made finishes can be found throughout, from hand-painted canvas ceilings by @Lara Fiorentino and delicately embroidered silk panels by @Jacky Puzey, to the bespoke gingko shaped light fittings.  The level of intricacy in the mixture of traditional Chinese-style furnishings helps to create a totally immersive dining experience.

Kirkdale, House Of Ming restaurant, London Victoria , Contract furniture, restaurant chairs
Kirkdale, House Of Ming restaurant, London Victoria , Contract furniture, restaurant chairs
Immersive Private Dining

Other notable features include the private couples’ booths which include a privacy curtain, offering a bit of additional seclusion.  There is also a private dining room where guests can indulge in an experimental dining experience of 17 exquisite courses of Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine.

Kirkdale Studios - House of Ming, taj Hotel, restaurants chairs, asian interior design, fabric, hand made
Kirkdale, House Of Ming restaurant, London Victoria , Contract furniture, restaurant chairs
The Furniture

The furniture we supplied for this project closely mirrors the oriental styling of the restaurant.  A selection of bespoke tables, produced in emerald green marble, brass-wrapped granite, and oak were intended to compliment the rich and sophisticated interior.

Kirkdale, House Of Ming restaurant, London Victoria , Contract furniture, restaurant chairs
Kirkdale, House Of Ming restaurant, London Victoria , Contract furniture, restaurant chairs

The mixture of dark wood and brass detailing on both the bespoke armchairs and the table bases are an ideal accompaniment for the moody ambience and combine perfectly with the mahogany and plush red lacquer found throughout the restaurant.

Kirkdale, House Of Ming restaurant, London Victoria , Contract furniture, restaurant chairs
Kirkdale Studios - House of Ming, taj Hotel, restaurants chairs, asian interior design, fabric, hand made

Feel inspired by this design and all its furniture?

Did you like this Ming Dynasty inspired interior design project?  If you are interested in finding out more about us and our contract furniture or our bespoke capabilities, please contact our team through email hello@kirkdalestudios.com 

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Discover the story of the Ming dynasty

The new House of Ming location brings the rich culture, history, and most importantly, cuisine from across China, while imbibing the hospitality and values of its storied counterpart in India.

Enjoy novel and familiar flavours, an inspired design, and sincere, warm service for a sophisticated and contemporary dining experience.

CLIENT

Atelier Wren

PHOTOGRAPHY

John Carey