Ce La Vi on the Bund
If there’s a signature to Ce La Vi’s sleek restaurant-bar concept world-wide, it’s the show-stopping views. Shanghai is no exception.
Occupying the second highest floor at the House of Roosevelt, a neo-Renaissance heritage site first built in 1922, the 800sqm venue hosts an Asian fusion restaurant, club and an expansive open terrace bar that directly views the Pudong skyline.
‘Ce La Vi red’ is spotted throughout the single-level venue, tying all three areas together with sophisticated flow. From furniture, to red leather saddle wine displays, the DJ booth, red lips artwork and a red neon cursive lighting in the club ceiling, the colour immediately impresses.
The bar exudes luxury, with stunning grey marble benchtops and faceted façade. We designed a custom, marble champagne bath to sit in front of the elevated DJ booth. When the party really gets going, champagne displays illuminate with music controlled RGB lighting.
Over in the restaurant, soft velvets, textured fabrics and silk-screen artwork lined walls give a sense of comfort and style. Retractable brass screens feature subtle motifs of modern Chinoiserie and neo-classical shapes. Semi-circular booths with marble and brass tables can be moved to create a flexible space or allow for private functions. Dining extends out onto the spectacular open terrace, where the views speak for themselves.
As you enter the club via a wall of custom RGB activated artwork, changing four times in seconds, you are met with a sense of wow – a marble and concave mirrored bar façade, a red neon on the ceiling that reads “cool vibes and city skies” meets the seductive artwork of red lips by Zhang Donghong. A quieter whisky room and a private room sit away from the DJ stage that governs the mood for some reprieve.