At Lan Kwai Fong’s newest dining establishment, Sal Curioso, diners can share space having a curious mind while enjoying authentic Spanish cuisine, because of an intriguing design by Hong Kong-based Italian interior design and architecture firm Stefano Tordiglione Design.
The idea of the planning is driven by life personality from the imaginary food inventor and traveller Sal Curioso. Following the chef’s footsteps when creating the concept to the restaurant, Stefano Tordiglione Design sliced the space with the middle to produce a distinctive split effect centred around a construct and deconstruct concept. The center section of the space is accentuated with sophisticated and elegant blue molding panels to produce a floating sensation for diners. The bottom and top reflect the imagination and ideas from the Spanish adventurer Sal Curioso, around whom the restaurant is designed and named, as the middle zone during which people sit is how his creations turn into a reality as diners consume Spanish fare. The contrast of gritty, contemporary concrete with classic panelling gives the eating zone a luxurious feel.
Coming from the bold, cut Spanish tiles from the mosaic bar, in keeping using the overriding construct and deconstruct concept and inspired by Spanish architect Gaudi’s decoration, towards the mixed-era furniture including ‘50s chairs and ‘60s banquettes designed by Stefano Tordiglione Design and ‘70s vintage lamps inside the chef’s table, the restaurant is really a delightful gallimaufry of eras and worlds that become one under one roof. Details are expressive in an imagined journey.