Il Milione, Hong Kong,
Il Milione is Michelin-starred chef Marco Gubbiotti’s first Asian venture. He and proprietor Ricky Wan selected designLSM to provide the full interior design, architectural and branding service. The brief was to create an elegant, chic restaurant and brand identity that reflected Gubiotti’s regional Italian cuisine in a glamorous Hong Kong setting.
Unusually for Hong Kong, the ground floor venue suffered from a combination of minimal natural light and low ceilings. Working directly with the client and contractor onsite, the designLSM team overcame this considerable challenge by accentuating the space with inventive use of indirect lighting, reflective features and the installation of a large window at street level. Overall, the project is a testament to the careful attention to detail given at site level and has surpassed everyone’s high expectations.
“The design result is excellent and I will be using designLSM for future projects, continuing to build on our working experience.”
~ Ricky Wan, Proprietor
Awards: International Design and Architecture Awards 2013 Winner ‘Best Restaurant’, Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2013 Shortlist ‘Best Lighting’ (Into Lighting)