Chang Ming Hu's "Meat Festival": A Celebration of Design and Dining

Yakiniku Family Restaurant: A Fusion of Traditional Japanese Festival Elements and Modern Interior Design

Chang Ming Hu's award-winning restaurant design, "Meat Festival," brings the lively atmosphere of a traditional Japanese festival to a family dining experience. This unique design, inspired by elements such as fireworks, goldfish fishing, and street vendors' markets, creates a youthful, carefree, and celebratory atmosphere, while maintaining customer privacy.

The "Meat Festival" is a Yakiniku Family Restaurant located in Taipei, Taiwan. The design's unique properties lie in its direct representation of the store's protagonist - raw meat. The signboard, outlined on a red bottom, interprets the brand's young and vigorous attributes with sparks of creativity.

The restaurant's layout is reminiscent of a small stall, with translucent patterned glass separating the area above the neck. This design element simulates the silhouette of countless people during peak dining hours, creating a bustling atmosphere. To further enhance this atmosphere, large flags, light boxes, children's game displays, and arch structures are used, immersing customers in a festival-like experience.

Despite the lively atmosphere, the design also considers the personal privacy of customers. The mesh screen, irregular excavation on the wall, and use of reflective materials increase the sense of interest and penetration of the space, allowing customers to participate together without disturbing each other.

The design project, which started in August 2021 and finished in September 2021, faced the challenge of balancing a bustling atmosphere with dining privacy. Through the use of arc-shaped frames, meat-shaped orifices, and translucent patterned glass of a certain height, each space area is effectively separated, maintaining the privacy of customers while considering the mobility of the space and the sense of prosperity and bustle of the festival atmosphere.

Chang Ming Hu's "Meat Festival" design was awarded Silver in A' Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award in 2023. The award recognizes top-of-the-line, creative, and professionally remarkable designs that illustrate outstanding expertise and innovation. This design, admired for its strong technical characteristics and splendid artistic skill, showcases a remarkable level of excellence and introduces positive feelings, amazement, and wonder.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: CHANG MING HU
Image Credits: CHANG MING HU
Project Team Members: Chang Ming Hu
Project Name: Meat Festival
Project Client: CHANG MING HU

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