Mess Shanghai

The primary design concept of MESS stems from the full character embodiment of the head chef, Shahaf Shabtay. As the culinary concept backbone for the restaurant, Shahaf is the anchor of a coherent experience which intertwines his origin, his travels and his culinary explorations, namely Middle Eastern, Asian and European.  


Collage is at the essence of the brand, while these different cultures coexist, each retains its unique and different characteristics.  A new story is told through the connection all the different components.


The aesthetic of the restaurant is all about back to the basic materials from the Middle Eastern desert chic to the Eastern minimalist Zen to the classic European refinement.