interior architect and designer sean dix has completed the interiors for ‘yardbird’, a long-running restaurant in hong kong famous for its modern izakaya concept. the design approach for the restaurant’s new location was inspired by bauhaus-era german factory worker canteens. the venue features industrial materials and showcases original artwork by evan hecox.

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sean dix collaborated with yardbird chef and owner, matt abergel, to complete the modern space for the restaurant’s new location. in addition to the overall design, dix created custom furniture for the restaurant. the items are also sold worldwide as part of the ‘yardbird collection’.

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yardbird is a long-running restaurant in hong kong famous for its modern izakaya concept

sean dix yardbird
the new location features a larger capacity and longer hours

sean dix yardbird
the original yardbird menu was preserved while adding new dishes 

sean dix yardbird
pickled ingredients are displayed on the shelf

sean dix yardbird
the venue features industrial materials and showcases original artwork by evan hecox

sean dix yardbird
the restaurant and bar are both open from 6pm until late

sean dix yardbird
the restaurant remains a friendly and open family-style location

sean dix yardbird
the success of the original yardbird prompted the owner to open a larger location 

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the restaurant specializes in yakitori dishes of skewered, grilled chicken 

sean dix yardbird
custom furniture designed by sean dix for the ”yardbird collection’ was included in the space 

sean dix yardbird
the use of glass creates a simple and refined façade 

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