Chief Designers Four Lau and Sam Sum think: “We want customers to understand at the first glance, being simple and direct would make more sense.”
Hong Kong based design studio AS Design used “Home” as the core design element to build a “Chic Home”, to inject a sense of young, energy, and a warm image to a corporate brand with a long history. The idea of “Chic Home” does not only make the organization to flow with the trend and also to create the “Feel at Home” to the stores.
The shape of “House” created a marker that makes the customers easily associated with the new image “home”. We also found that the shape of “House” has a high malleability, it could be used reused, linking different areas and making the space more stereoscopic; can be appeared in more shop scenes of different sizes.
Yellow pillar structure, geometric triangle patterns, giant Japanese chopsticks, Japanese wooden plate menus and Japanese roof tiles became the feature of traditional homes and a variety of combination of diverse elements, and the design of golden color geometric triangles on the wall creates a diversity of design styles, was inspired by Japanese origami which create experimental and playful design effects.
Designers also considered the linkage between traditional Japanese cultures and modern design, which supported the retention of traditional cultural elements, and also combined with modern elements, so the new generation of young people can recognize the traditional cultural elements. Designers create a new image with a new generation of Japanese-style fast-food culture, not only breakthrough the traditional image from the past, and also evoked the fast food industry by injecting the warm feeling of “Home”.Location: G/F Entrance & Basement, 655 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Architect: AS Design Service Limited
Project Name: Yoshinoya Fast Food Restaurant
Design Team: Four Lau (Creative Director), Sam Sum (Art Director) and Francis Wong (Assistant Interior Designer)
Client: Yoshinoya Fast Food (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Contractor: Hing Kee Kwong Ming Limited
Completion Date: 04/07/2012
Area: 453 SQM / 4880 SQF
Photographer: Sing Studio By Sum Sing / Sing Studio