Award winning charred Kebony® “Minami No” by Shou Sugi Ban® was chosen to feature on the wall covering of the Rhoda Restaurant which has been beautifully designed by Joyce Wang.

Charred KebonyHong Kong restaurateur Yenn Wong has created a stylish and contemporary eatery with an interior inspired by the food served there. English chef Nathan Green serves a menu that is a balance of charcoal grill and smoked food. This is reflected in the charred timber panelling.

Interior designer Joyce Wang

Joyce Wang is renowned for her use of brutal colour-ism, often using extraordinary materials and textures throughout her projects. Wang selected Kebony® for this project due to its distinct character and its impressive combination of beauty and sustainability. The crackled finish developed by Exterior Solutions Ltd is a reflection of the traditional Japanese methods in a technologically advanced style.

Charred Kebony

“It is a stage for Nathan with subtle, implicit and more playful explicit references to his personality and approach throughout the interior. It is an accessible, personal environment that makes for a special dining experience.” – JOYCE WANG

Charred Kebony

Kebony®, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, is a modified timber that is used for interior and exterior applications. Developed in Norway, the Kebony® technology is an environmentally friendly, patented process. It enhances the properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid.

This natural timber is a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood and the go to choice for leading architects and designers.

Project                         Rhoda Restaurant

Location                      Hong Kong

Architect                     Joyce Wang

Completed                  2016

Awards                        Restaurant and Bar Design Awards Winner


Photography by Lit Ma and Dennis Lo