Work Scope:Interior Design

Project Team: Jeffrey Zee, Aaron Tang,Daniel Sun, Duke Yan,Kinnan Gu

Location: Beijing, China

GFA: 150 m²

The World of Suzie Wong has been one of the most popular entertainment venue since its opening in 2002. The original theme is to provide a unique fusion experience for locals as well as foreigner where certain familiar Asian elements are featured throughout the space. The venue includes 3 split levels and a generous outdoor balcony on rooftop. Our latest creation occupies on the 3rd floor of the venue which contains a double-height space, as well as three private booths and a large VIP private room. The design theme is still consistent with the original, yet our design interpretation focuses on playing with multiple material and textures against each other.


A large hand-painted mural of a lotus pond escorts you along as you approach the main space, which houses the main bar, DJ booth, tall tables and open booths. The overall atmosphere is an elegant example of a high-end lounge showcasing subtle details with Asian motifs. The feature wall behind the main bar is decorated with traditional Chinese pattern yet lacquered in piano black. The space is dominated by stone textures on the elevations where antique wooden sculptures are highlighted on either sides of the bar. A modified opium bed, in gloss white, is featured at the corner facing the staircase entrance greeting every guest who enters.


To contrast with the grey stone texture, red leather is selected for the oversized booths at the back of the main space. Tradition Beijing opera masks and warm table vase-lamps bring back some retro sentiment to the otherwise minimal space. The second level, on the other hand, incorporates various metal floral artwork to compliment the stone textured wallpaper.


The VIP rooms are equally lavishly decorate where traditional porcelain vases are displayed within the generous space where the modern wallpaper, and warm wooden flooring are combined with classic sofas covered in rich black leather. Through this precise fusion of various eastern and western elements, this project has once again brought back the Suzie Wong theme that was originally envisioned.