M Restaurant Group opened Glam, restaurateur Michelle Garnaut’s newest addition to the family of venues at The Bund in Shanghai, China. The space’s interiors, graphics and lighting design were completed by Design Duncan Miller Ullmann (DMU).
The design team was helmed by Duncan Miller Ullmann interior design director Stephanie Clift and principal Eric D. Ullmann. The team included Sergio Boccia and Lily Wang for lighting design, Eveline Pwee and Yuki Jiang for graphics and Martin Fan for interior design.
The space measures 242 square meters (2,605 square feet), and can seat 150 people.
The lounge bar restaurant has jewel tones, bespoke furniture and some of the owner’s art collection.
Guests enter the space through a crystal waterfall. The foyer has silver leaf wall covering. Also available is the "Food Ladies Collection," which has figures from Shanghai in her halcyon days, mixed with contemporary food images custom designed for Glam by artist/writer/cinematographer Christopher Doyle.
Passing through a second set of crystal curtains, guests are welcomed by a color palette inspired by the colors found in a peacock feather.
Furniture pieces were redesigned and refinished in collaboration with StellarWorks. Diners can enjoy meals in the lounge seating area or sit at the more traditional warm wood dining tables. Imondi wood floors complete the space.
There is also a high top wine table under the Compass lights by Appartus Studio. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy wines offered in the Cruvinet wine dispensing units.
The original bar façade was dismantled and re-used on the far wall and the new bar front. Bartenders stand on a sunken floor to accommodate interactions with guests perched on the custom leather stools.
In the eastern corner, banquette seating allows guests to watch the river. A feature wall, coated with Texan designer Brenda Houston wallcovering’s latest collection, frames the seating area. The mural was inspired by the pattern of fluorite.
Glam is located at 5 on the Bund, 7F West, Shanghai.