London // Imperial Treasure by Christian Liaigre
As Chinese New Year begins this week, we felt it appropriate to share this new outpost of Imperial Treasure. Michelin-starred Imperial Treasure Group recently commissioned Studio Liaigre to design its first European restaurant in London. Located in a listed bank and opened on Waterloo Place in December 2018, the restaurant proposes fine traditional Chinese cuisine alongside a cocktail bar with a rare selection of champagne and an authentic Asian beverages collection.
Leaning on Liaigre’s motto “fit in the context”, grounding inspiration in local culture, traditions and lifestyle, this particular location embodies a subtle blend of English heritage, Chinese culture and French design.
Signature materials such as dark tinted brushed oak, refined green hard stones on the floors and Sun onyx have been used for structural features. The space distribution is redefined with the conception of wood and onyx screens, creating intimacy for the patrons.
Furniture and lighting were exclusively drawn and custom made for the project, a very customary style for Studio Liaigre. Dark tones have been chosen for the wooden chairs and tables, and an assembly of pale green and orange leather upholstery for the banquettes which we just love.
Certainly a restaurant saved for a very special occasion…
Imperial Treasure, 9-10 Waterloo Place, St James London, SW1Y 4BE
tel: +44 20 3011 1328
Images c/o Studio Liaigre