Amazing Glasswork Transforms This Restaurant into an Award-Winner
The Challenge: In a project recognized for innovation, our team was tasked with an assignment to divide two spaces, while remaining true to the design needs of two restaurants in the heart of Hong Kong: Vasco, the Italian “culinary art room,” and Isono, a hearty Spanish social lounge and bar.
Vasco’s interior concept is of a modern drawing room — a focal room for their patron’s pleasure, served up with a contemporary twist. Isono, however, is a space that lends itself to a more casual social setting, with an open concept, dancing light and high ceilings.
The Solution: World-renowned interior designer Joyce Wang incorporated ten Convex Squares cast glass dividers into the design. This created a walkway façade of bright, fluid texture, merging privacy with illumination. Patrons dining on the top floor—Vasco Restaurant—are treated to an impressive three-dimensional glass walkway, while those below in Isono have the privilege of viewing the grand scope of the entire glass wall as they dine.
“It’s always amazing to see the new products that are addressing code updates, labor challenges and architectural trends. Architects want to use glass, it’s up to us to have the answers and be up to the challenges,” says Glass Magazine Award Judge Mandy Marxen, vice president of marketing, Gardner Glass Products.