Mosu Hong Kong
M+ Museum, Hong Kong
2022

A museum restaurant that immerses in digital nature

©Kris Provoost

Mosu Hong Kong is the outpost of 2-star Michelin restaurant Mosu Seoul. The restaurant is situated on the Roof Garden of the M+ Museum, right at the intersection of the LED facade and the podium landscape where technology meets nature. Inspired by this unique visual context, LAAB deploys the concept of Digital Nature to cultivate the interior with indoor landscape and animated digital lighting. Besides the garden and city views, there is also a special window that overlooks the Focus Gallery.

©Otto Ng
©Kris Provoost

Natural and raw materials are used to echo the culinary experience of Mosu Hong Kong. The pleated walnut walls, the natural-cut granite counters, and the airy bubble lights hanging from the charcoal-tinted bamboo scaffolding, collectively fill the space where the brutal concrete structure and the natural garden foliage intersect. The use of natural materials and patterns compliments the creations of Chef Sung, the Executive Chef of Mosu Hong Kong, who preserves the natural forms and flavors of raw ingredients in ingenious ways.

©Kris Provoost
©Otto Ng

The team explores ways of expressing the same material in subtle yet surprising ways. For example, walnut is used in the pleated walls, sculpted walls, slat walls, and armed chairs. Glass lamp shades, on the other hand, appears in different shapes and texture to deliver different lighting effects. There are also natural cut and polished limestones. The subtle diversity in materials offers a discovery journey of details, akin to the culinary experiences, which are also revealed in different layers.

©Kris Provoost
©Kris Provoost

We worked with Hong Kong florist Flowerbed to develop the “Flower Bed” installation. The “Flower Bed” is a selective blend of beautifully preserved and naturally dried little flowers and wild foliage such as rhodanthe and acroclinium in organic white and pink. Chef Sung curates his plates with subtle nuances of seasonal produce. Likewise, the color of the flowers will quietly fade as the season transforms from spring to winter.

©Kris Provoost
©Otto Ng

Creative Direction, Branding, Interior, Furniture Design and Fabrication

April 2022

M+ Museum

7,200 sqft

Lai Sun Dining and M+ Museum

Inverse Lighting, Flowerbed, Stellar Works, Questor, Spectrum, FSC, Milkxhake

Otto Ng, Wendy Lam, Ethan Chan, Dora Tai, Linus Kung, Daisy Lam, Chun Hang Yip, Winson Man, Robert Tang, Catherine Cheng, Raphael Kwok, Kevin Chau