This Fairyland Kids Café designed by Wutopia Lab is the first educational family restaurant in China. MIN Erni from Wutopia Lab describes the inspiration and design process…..


One day morning my daughter Tangtang was drawing out her dreamy fairyland and I really wanted to make that dream come true, so more kids could come and join in this wonderful fairyland.  

The exterior façade of the restaurant is made of aluminum panels with holes of various sizes on it to create an effect of ripples woven together. Behind these ripples a world between reality and dreams is created for kids. 

The front lobby is a circular space surrounded by forest of lights, which is composed of 1000 acrylic tubes that are able simulate the effect of sunlight shining through thick layers of leaves to provide a unique forest experience, with the reflection of the mirrored wall.

The central area is the Cloudy Town, the wonderland for kids. They can enjoy the Ocean of Clouds made of acrylic, with tree houses, slides, ball pit hidden in between. 

At the corner of the Cloudy Town is the Golden Castle, where there are candle lights, fireplace, and shiny silverware for kids.

A white gallery, hidden away from the center, is a little space where kids can have some privacy with friends.

Shall we dance?

Kids, there will be no unwitnessed life because we’ll be here for you and every one of you will be the shiny star because we made a stage for you. Red velvet curtain slowly revealed the gateway to old memories with neon lights, wood floor, beautiful wallpaper and crystal chandeliers. The future and the past are now interweaved, and the stage is ready for you to dance. 

Day dream: Cotton Candy / Space Travel

Restroom becomes the day dream for kids. Cotton candies become girls’ favorite cloud lamp and mirror and boys can be astronauts traveling the space. 

Design Firm: Wutopia Lab

Chief architect: MIN Erni, YU Ting

Project architect: Shengrui PU

Design team: Mingshuai LI, Song LIU, Xueqin JIANG

Design consultant: S5 Design Co., Ltd

Client: Fairyland premium kids cafe, PACEE Education 

Light consultant: Wuxi Huancheng Light Electricity Limited Company

Location: Dalian, China

Photography: CreatAR Images

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