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Zen Group - London & Hong Kong 1984

This see-and-be-seen site in St Christopher's Place, home to ladies who lunch (North Oxford Street Chapter), was to be converted into 'Zen Cargo' restaurant – where East was to meet West. So much for our man Kipling.

Our concept was not only reflective of the marine trade between China and Britain, porcelain for opium, but of apposite opposites. Cold intense blues against hot copper. It worked, but the chef didn't. Straight back to Hong Kong – bad chi, sell site…. however…………