Rêver，法语里的「梦」，亦与英语中的River形近；玥，与「粤」同音；看似简单的名字，包含了餐厅团队的梦想：在广州，以一家具国际标准的高品质现代法式餐厅，向孕育了无数优质食材与经典名菜的珠江致敬。现代法国菜，建基于传统法国菜的骨干，加入各式菜系的创新烹饪技术，结合不同地域的优质食材，由厨师个人的想象和创造力，对其进行全新演绎的菜系。对于Rêver来说，创作的灵感原源自这里的风土 – 广东。
Rêver, which means “dream” in French, resembles the word “River” in spelling, while its Chinese name, 玥means a sacred pearl in the sky from Chinese myths; pronounced similarly to Chinese word, 粵, an abbreviation for Canton, also known as Guangzhou. The seemingly simple name embodies the dream of Rêver’s team: paying tribute to the celebrated Pearl River of South China, which over the millennia has nurtured a vast range of superb ingredients, and inspired the exquisitely delicate Canton cuisine, with the first premium Modern French restaurant in Guangzhou that meets international standards. Evolved from French culinary tradition while taking on cooking skills and ingredients from innovative techniques and origins across world, modern French cuisine is a completely new gastronomic style that is interpreted by each chef’s own imagination. To Rêver, the inspiration is all about its terroir (the environment), “Canton”.
restaurant overview, the art chandelier at the center mimics water drops, responding to the concept of the Pearl River ©Patrick Wu
All-Dimensional perspective over the Pearl River
concept diagram, taking the Pearl River as the inspiration and reflecting it on the layouts, palettes and materials ©上海吾即建筑设计
Perfectly set on the south bank of the Pearl River, Rêver is a mere stone’s throw from the lively Tianhe District, and overlooks the most dynamic view in the city. Featuring a modern, fashionable and minimal interior, the restaurant is full of cozy details that are designed to echo with its inspiration, the Pearl River. The arrangement of seating at different levels, like terraced fields along the river allows all guests to enjoy a 180-degree view over the river and the truly vibrant Guangzhou skyline. The color palette of the restaurant is inspired by the river’s changing shades of color during the course of a day, creating a tranquil and soothing ambiance, while the white marble floor forms a natural pattern that resembles the movement of water in the river. In addition, the reflection on the ceiling translates into a river that connects with the sky, creating an intriguing echo with the Tianhe (sky river) district just outside the window.
the arrangement of seating at different levels allows all guests to enjoy a 180-degree view over the river ©Patrick Wu
the sofa seating areas alongside the river, with the water-rippled reflective ceiling ©Patrick Wu
the color palette of the restaurant is inspired by the river’s changing shades of color during the course of a day, and the reflection on the ceiling echoes with the river outside the window ©Patrick Wu
the sofa seating area with a river view ©Patrick Wu
Furniture, is in pair with the space by using simple frame of bent beechwood with hints of restaurant color, aligning with the interior design and maximizing the visual experience toward the space and view.
wall surface details, the customed waved wooden veneer adds layers to the wall surface and responds to the ceiling ©Patrick Wu
furniture details ©Patrick Wu
the curved alcoves provide semi-private sofa seatings, creating a sense of a winding river channel ©Patrick Wu
the large private dining room ©Patrick Wu
the small private dining room ©Patrick Wu
A “Museum” to Appreciate Cuisine as Art
Rêver视每一道菜肴都是一件多感观的艺术品，包括视觉 – 摆盘的艺术、味觉 – 不同食材结合成丰富的变化、嗅觉 – 令人食指大动的香味、以及触觉 – 食材的质感与层次。餐厅设计更以博物馆的体验为灵感，希望通过以这些「艺术品」与顾客互动、交流，力求打造令人难忘的体验。
the central corridor and the open kitchen ©Patrick Wu
Rêver believes that every dish is a unique piece of multi-sensual culinary art, through sight – the exquisite plating, taste – the combination of flavors, smell – the mouth-watering scent of food, and touch – the texture of every single ingredient. To curate an exceptional dining experience, the design is deeply inspired by the guided tours so popular in major museums and art galleries, and expects use these “art pieces” to interact and communicate with guests, allowing them to see beyond the dishes, and create a truly unforgettable experience.
Featuring an open kitchen, which the restaurant regards as an “Atelier”, Rêver allows guests to witness the creation of “art pieces”, with the service team acting as tour guides, sharing the stories behind each mouthwatering masterpiece as well as the story behind the selection and matching of ingredients. Guests may even have the opportunity of a chef-led kitchen visit, to exchange their experience of appreciating these works of art. The stories will also be shared on the restaurant’s website and social media platforms as an exchange of ideas with food lovers all around the world.
the open kitchen that is a “museum” to appreciate cuisine as art ©Patrick Wu
the open kitchen and the lighting details ©Patrick Wu
the spatial axon of the restaurant ©上海吾即建筑设计
▼平面图，floor plan ©上海吾即建筑设计
▼剖透视，perspective sections ©上海吾即建筑设计
项目设计 & 完成年份：2020
品牌：Tom Dixon 灯具，Louis Poulsen 灯具，Wiener GTV Design 家具，Duravit 洁具, Parallel™ 软装布料
Project name: Rêver．玥
Design: Wuji Studio
Design year & Completion Year: 2020
Leader designer & Team: Patrick Wu
Project location: 5/F, North Tower, Guangzhou Media Centre, No.370 Yuejiang Rd West, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, China
Gross Built Area (square meters): 700sqm
Photo credits: Patrick Wu、Teng Ma
Clients: Heuie Cuiscene（Guangzhou）co.Ltd
Brands / Products used in the projrct: Tom Dixon, Louis Poulsen, Wiener GTV Design, Duravit, Parallel™