Autoban’s first overseas project, 208 Duecento Otto restaurant has opened in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Inspired by the district surrounding 208 and the New York-style Italian menu, the design story was created to bring the authentic cuisine to HK. Art and design play a large part in the make-up of the restaurant’s surroundings, creating a fresh Bohemian energy.
A striking rustic iron facade welcomes visitors along with the two Nest Chair, the latest item of the Autoban’s collection. Two-storey restaurant seats up to 90 people, bar on the ground floor with a warm private dining room for up to 18 people, which leads up with an interior staircase to the dining room on the first floor. Blue and white ceramic tiles were used to decorate the interior walls which create the Chinese atmosphere while the leather bar stools express a rustic but at the same time an urban feeling of a New Yorker’s evening. West’s New Yorker and Italian style together with East’s Chinese ambiance creates a fusion and offers its visitors a unique experience. The natural and true style of Autoban is featured throughout the restaurant, in steel pillars, marble table tops and solid walnut, (as one the signature-material of Autoban), floors and ceiling.
208 Duecento Otto has won ELLE Decoration China’s Best Restaurant Award 2010 and won the Best New Restaurant Award in HK Readers’s Choice 2010.
Location: Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Client: Yenn Wong
Architects: Autoban – Seyhan Ozdemir, Sefer Caglar
Photographs: George Mitchell