The Bellagio Shanghai has welcomed LAGO by Julian Serrano as its newest dining concept. The fashion-forward Italian eatery—Serrano’s first in China—overlooks the Suzhou River from the hotel’s sixth floor and features a striking design from Toronto-based Studio Munge.
Italian Futurism inspired the design, emphasizing both experimentation and dynamism. The space manipulates perceptions of time and space, beginning at the elevator bank where guests are greeted by an iridescent blast of color and light. A sculptural host stand at the end of a portal-like corridor is clad with dozens of blue crystalline fins that reflect off custom marble floors in hues of white and blue.
Abstract ceiling panels overlap delicately as they cascade down the walls of the restaurant. A custom floor-to-ceiling cabinet in the dining room and bar showcases the onsite wine selection encased behind shimmering crimson chrome and burgundy smoked glass. Located at the end of glass tunnel outfitted with chrome cell screens, the angular cupola chamber glows beneath a tubular chandelier that gently illuminates the space in shades of soft pink and velvet red.
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