Studio / JIALUN XIONGStudio / JIALUN XIONG
Nineteen Town, California
The Chinese-inspired Restaurant and Lounge
Design direction, interior, furniture, and branding/VI direction
The restaurant interior forms part of an ongoing investigation in Xiong’s design practice where she studies the notion of lavish restraint, with rigorously minimal and linear forms balanced against a richness of materiality and detail. An artful choreography of dining and lounge spaces including three private dining rooms and a bar, the high-drama design integrates custom furniture, lighting, and casework for an elevated dining experience where connection around food takes center stage.