The Chinese design bureau 0321 built a transparent pink cube with a flower shop into the facade of the new restaurant.
Nous is a new restaurant and flower shop in Dongguan in southern China. His design was handled by a small bureau 0321, based in Shenzhen. The main request of the customers was to make Nous a place where guests can see the connection of flowers and restaurant dishes in a visual, functional and even emotional way.
With such an unusual request, the Bureau 0321 had never encountered before. However, designers came out of the difficult situation easily and elegantly: they built a matte pink cube right in front of the restaurant hall and placed in it a flower shop with a long counter and armfuls of different colors. Thus, a small floral “corner” serves as an organic screen between the restaurant and the bustling street.
The interior of Nous is decorated in different shades of gray. Only small vases with flowers dilute ensemble of gray surfaces with white patches of terrazzo, metal worktops and light gray upholstery of chairs and restaurant sofas.
The decorative component of the interior of the restaurant is minimized, and the only bright spot, except the flower shop, is the staircase leading to the second floor. Its glass balustrade is made of the same pink frosted glass as the shop window, and the steps themselves are lined with a pink, not a gray terrazzo.