La Station Cafe

Lead DesignerEnoch Hui
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Founded by three French entrepreneurs, La Station recently opened its flagship shop in Hong Kong, ushering in the first of a series of concept stores aimed at bringing a genuine European coffee experience to Asian customers.

As guests first walk through the door of La Station, the first thing to notice is the curvaceous white subway-tiled wall lined with brass wall lamps, offering an unapologetic nod to the train stations back home in France. Below, a gold-coloured stainless steel counter exudes warmth, while to the right the menu board has been fashioned from a traditional European-style split-flap display, indicating the brews on offer. A grey-tinted mirror and open front awning enhance the sense of spaciousness, making it difficult for guests to walk by without popping in to say hi. The bronze pipes feature which has been crafted in the shape of the MTR map in a glittering homage to Hong Kong.

Bio

Enoch Hui received his architectural training at the University of Bath and practiced architecture and interior design in both the UK and Hong Kong. He found Atelier E in the year 2009, where every project is a symphony of sequential and intertwining spaces with unique and refined detailing carefully arranged to produce a journey of discovery. This approach reflect Hui’s motto that life is full of joy, so enjoy it as much as you can, while you can. - and very much the same idea he always wants his client to experience in his design.

Awards and Prize

2013 - 40 Under 40 (Recognizing The Next Generation Of Design Talent 2013) by Perspective Hong Kong
2013 - Bar or Restaurant Awards (Aburi Yakitori Restaurant) by Perspective Hong Kong
2013 – Best 10 Awards (Hazel & Hershey Café) by Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards Hong Kong
2014 – The Most Influential Design Agencies in Great China (Atelier E Limited) by China International Interior Design Cultural Festival China
2014 – Interior Design Commercial Awards Gold (Aburi Yakitori Restaurant) by International Design Awards United States
2014 – Interior Design Sustainable Living/Green Awards Silver (GDBM Showroom) by International Design Awards United States
2014 – Interior Design Sustainable Living/Green Awards Silver (Hazel & Hershey Cafe) by International Design Awards United States
2015 – HKRIDA Design Award Silver (La Station Café) by Hong Kong Restaurant Interior Design Awards 2015 Hong Kong
2016 - K-Design Gold Award (Hokkaido Dairy Farm Restaurant) by K-Design Award Korea
2016 – INSIDE Awards Finalist (The Alchemist) by INSIDE Germany
2016 – American Architecture Prize (Hokkaido Dairy Farm Restaurant) by American Architectural Prize United States
2016 - American Architecture Prize (The Alchemist) by American Architectural Prize United States
2016- BOY Honoree (Hokkaido Dairy Farm Restaurant) by Best Of Year Awards United States
2016 – A’Design Gold Award (The Alchemist) by A’Design Award Italy
2017 – Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Finalist (Hokkaido Dairy Farm Restaurant) by Restaurant & Bar Design Awards United Kingdom
2018- German Design Award Special (The Alchemist) by German Design Award Germany
2018- German Design Award Winner (La Station Cafe) by German Design Award Germany
2018- German Design Award Winner (Hokkaido Dairy Farm Restaurant) by German Design Award Germany
2018 - Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Finalist (N.O.T. Specialty Coffee) by Restaurant & Bar Design Awards United Kingdom
2018 - A’Design Silver Award (Causeway Education Centre)