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Bing's Restaurant, Saint Helens, OR
bing's bar

Scope: Renovation & Fire restoration
Completed: 2008

By combining modern elements and traditional Chinese influences AKAAN transformed a formerly nondescript Chinese restaurant into a contemporary place for family and friends to meet and enjoy themselves. In the entry area large bamboo poles screen a dark background of classical Chinese poetry. Light shimmers off the Chinese characters inscribed in gold leaf. Floating above the waiting area a field of red lanterns, reminiscent of Chinese temple courtyards during festivals, contrasts with the golden silk wallpaper. A traditional gate frames the entrance to the bar while the entry to the dining room is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional moon gate. The shelves of the glowing back-bar seem to levitate on their own to support the bottles of spirits. AKAAN designed and installed the backlit back-bar as well as the bamboo entry wall and the Chinese staff painted the gold leaf calligraphy.

poetry wall
bing's waiting room bing's entry bing's bamboo wall bing's bar
101 St Helens Street, St Helens, OR 97051
T: 503 366 3050 F: 503 366 3055