Mama Lan is a traditional noodle bar with a street side edge. This family-run restaurant serves up a market-style menu of handmade dumplings, noodle soups and Beijing street snacks.
The design honoured the humble origin of the Chinese street stall by furnishing the space with industrial materials: scaffold tables and factory stools set at close quarters, a moulded concrete bar with metal mesh shelving and graphic wall art.
The glint of late night Beijing back-alleys was applied in gold leafed walls, long lines of carnival lights behind sliding doors and oversized diamond bulbs. A shipping crate was upcycled into a lighting feature and hung over the front table, laden with plants, encouraging passers by to peep in through the windows.