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    Hill Cross Furniture is very proud to have supplied furniture for Il Milione, Hong Kong, working with Architectural and Interior Design practice DesignLSM. Il Milione is Michelin-starred chef Marco Gubbiotti’s first Asian venture. Hong Kong is renowned for its vibrant restaurant scene and placed firmly in the league of Italian eateries is the newly launched Il Milione. Focusing on Umbrian flavours and fresh authentic taste, it brings the real Italia to the centre of Hong Kong.

    The design brief was concise: to create a chic and elegant restaurant paired with a classic cocktail lounge. This spectacular restaurant is every bit chic and elegant in its final form.
    Hill Cross supplied the loose chairs and tables for the space. The low ceiling and limited natural light was overcome by the innovative use of mirrors and reflective ceiling fixtures accentuating the space. A large oversized window was installed also, allowing the passerby to view the spectacular gold top cocktail bar, boasting an impressive and authentic classic cocktail menu.

    Hill Cross supplied various bespoke furniture. The Tormalina Side Chair was used throughout the dining area, teamed with the Toby bar stools. The wrap around wenge dining chairs were upholstered with two fabrics; the seat front with a sultry leather, and the back with a striking, decadent patterned fabric, piped and finished with the contrasting shade. The Toby barstool was custom made to match the wenge dining chairs with a low back to maximise the feeling of space.

    The arabesco marble table tops and bases were used throughout the space. A sizable private dining table was custom built with Zimbabwe honed black granite, to seat twelve. The unusual shape with brass edge is a striking 3m in length weighing 800kg in total!

    Hill Cross flew the huge 47m3 shipping container to Hong Kong along with the Hill Cross fitting team. Later, Hill Cross’s managing director Richard Barker took a trip to Hong Kong to see the finished article.

    Il Milione has been shortlisted for the Architectural and Interior Design Awards 2013.
    Please view this beautiful portfolio here.

    Daniel Fountain / 23.05.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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