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The conversation between Weijenberg and Chef André Chiang (50 Best Restaurant’s) to design a new restaurant in Taipei.

Weijenberg RAW RESTAURANT Taipei

It quickly became clear that André’s gastronomic vivid imagination combined with Weijenberg’s artistic vision would set both on a trajectory to create a restaurant reflecting the visceral and primitive nature of its namesake ‘RAW’.

Weijenberg RAW RESTAURANT Taipei

The restaurant design tells a parallel tale about how chef André’s food can be experienced. Diners step into the eatery across a wooden path of 64 mt, entering a tranquil lounge area designed to lead customers on a journey and create a gentle transition from the bustling streets of Taipei.

A soft angled, organically sculptured wooden structure greets guests, and as they move into the main restaurant space, this wooden structure merges to form the centre piece of RAW surrounding the centralized dining area.

Customers sit at tailor-made tables with lighting that creates a stage for the food, drawing customers in closer to the table and to each other

Weijenberg RAW RESTAURANT Taipei


Weijenberg is a boutique design firm based in Singapore with an international portfolio that features crafted bespoke pieces, private design projects and commercial ventures. Each project is fuelled by the passion to explore and collaborate with clients, challenge ideas within the design team and its brief and the ambition to create unique and detailed works.

Crafting the Traditional’ is the firm’s signature aesthetic -a modern yet classic outlook on design that is functional, complementing the elements surrounding its environment. The firm’s founder, Dutch architect Camiel Weijenberg, is a scholar of the Architecture Association, London, past student of the renowned Zaha Hadid Architects and has worked at Wilkinson Eyre Architects in London.

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