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Bao Bei Brasserie in Vancouver

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 03, 2014 01:07 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified May 02, 2014

Tannis Ling, a former bartender (and daughter of an architect), took a risk when she opened Bao Bei in Vancouver's Chinatown neighborhood in 2010; the area was considered dodgy and a risky dining destination. Four years later, Bao Bei is a smash hit (although some complain about the "hipster" clientele) and has been written up everywhere. The interiors, orchestrated by local design phenom Craig Straghetta of Ste. Marie Art + Design , merge grandmother chic (dowdy floral printed wallpaper) with industrial cool (Prouve-like lights)—all with an overlay of Chinese kitsch. We're booking our flights now. Above: "Bao Bei" means precious in Cantonese; local firm  Glasfurd and Walker  created the identity and brand design for Bao Bei. Above: A row of custom lights by Ste. Marie Art + Design . Above: The lights are influenced by the Prouvé Potence light . (For similar spinoffs, see Five Favorites: Prouvé-inspired Swing Arm Lights .) Above: A wall paneled in whitewashed reclaimed wood and adorned with a cascade of thrift shop trays. Above: Bentwood stools line the bar. Above: A DIY light fixture by Straghetta. Above: A still-life tableau. Above: Personal design touches courtesy of Ling. Above: White-painted cleavers as decor. Interested in more projects by Ste. Marie Art + Design? Go to Meat & Bread and Pizzaria Farina . For another spot in Vancouver's Chinatown that we have our eyes on, see Bestie Currywurst . More Stories from Remodelista Creatives in Canada: Soho House in Toronto Bestie Currywurst in Vancouver Heritage Camping in Canada, No Hardship Required






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