Friday, July 21, 2017

Sites to See: Wenzhou Opal--Ou Ceramic, Opal Furniture Co., Ltd., Opal Canteen; Wenzhou, China


Wenzhou Opal--Ou Ceramic, Opal Furniture Co., Ltd., Opal Canteen  No.1 Yucangdong Road,Economic Development Zone, +86-577-86551234.  Restaurant reservations required.

entrance to Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China
entrance to Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China

entrance to Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China
entrance to Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China

cashier seen through aquarium at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China
cashier seen through aquarium at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China

This converted small factory now houses a restaurant, wine tasting room, and ceramics showroom on the first floor; a showroom of furniture made from recycled components on the second floor; and a small museum on the top floor, where the owner also resides.  Items feature a spare, Scandinavian aesthetic.

wine decanter at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China
wine decanter at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China

goldfish bowl at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China
goldfish bowl at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China

furniture showroom at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China
furniture showroom at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China

The restaurant continues the minimalist Japanese-style with small servings in big ceramic celadon bowls that are stacked for a “ripple effect.”  The first bowl is very large, then the next bowl is nested inside it, until the final small bowl is inserted.  On my visit, a casual effect was achieved with the spreading of mandarin oranges and black King Kong peanuts across the table.

nesting dining bowls at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China
nesting dining bowls at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China

nesting dining bowls at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China
nesting dining bowls at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China

nesting dining bowls at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China
nesting dining bowls at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China

nesting dining bowls at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China
nesting dining bowls at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China


And don’t miss the dramatic restrooms, where the men’s room urinal is washed and rinsed continuously by water recycled from the process of washing hands.  

restroom sink at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China
restroom sink at Ou Ceramic in Wenzhou, China


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