12 000 Francs

Project Details

Category:

Restaurant Design Finalist

Design Practice:

Emma Maxwell Design

Project Title:

12 000 Francs

Project Location:

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Design Practice Location:

Singapore, Singapore

 In 1795, Napoleon Bonaparte offered up a cash prize of 12,000 francs to whoever could invent a way to preserve food for his army — and, more than two centuries later, this historic event has provided the inspiration for Emma Maxwell Design for this casual restaurant. French Preserved food presented in a progressive manner along with a great wine list and sommelier table.

Set among a cluster of Hong Kong’s hippest restaurants and bars on Elgin Street in SoHo, 12,000 Francs is situated in a vibrant city where neon is king and the foot prints of buildings are elfin like. The interior design had to have a presence that was impossible to ignore.