Working at Jestico+Whiles and Christian Liagre, Sam Cooper worked on the design detail of Michelin-starred restaurant Hakkasan. Still one of London’s most highly celebrated restaurant interiors, the fusion of modern design with traditional Chinese motifs is evident in the dark wood screens, rich materials, and the use of lighting through illuminated walls and lanterns. A high level of design was paramount to every element of this project, transforming what was a large space into an intimate yet innovative interior.