Earlier this year, X+LIVING delivered a bookstore with interior details and aesthetics that created an optical illusion. This time, the Shanghai-based architectural firm has completed a Green Tea Flagship store which promotes a renowned green tea brand, Zhuyeqingvia. The artfully designed store transforms a traditional store design into a sensory tea-drinking experience.
Inspired by freehand brushwork in traditional Chinese paintings, the new store is designed around the motif “cloud and mountain.” Mountain-shaped counters extend horizontally across the space, transforming into “clouds” when placed vertically. The natural symbols refer to the ecological origin of the zhuyeqing green tea, allowing customers to sensorily appreciate where the tea came from instead of merely viewing the display of goods.
Continuing with the store’s brushwork influence, abstract ink and elegant Chinese landscape paintings contrast with the store’s stainless steel walls. A poetic, natural style is brought into harmony with a modern aesthetic so that “the texture and color of metal are just like ink on the paper, grinding out the ethereal artistic conception that perfectly deduces the theme.”
Take a look at the images of the Zhuyeqing Green Tea Flagship Store in the gallery above and head over to X+LIVING’s website for more information on past projects.
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The large-scale use of stainless steel materials have added a touch of poetic flavour to the space while still retain a style of modern fashion. The texture and color of metal are just like ink on the paper, grinding out the ethereal artistic conception that perfectly deduces the theme.#xlivingart Project: Zhuyeqing Greentea flagship store Photo credit: Shao Feng
A post shared by Li Xiang | X+LIVING (@xlivingart) on Oct 16, 2019 at 8:35pm PDT
This time we have created a retail space inspired by freehand brushwork in traditional Chinese painting. The counters are presented with more spiritual expression, simulating mountains and clouds. The panel which connects the counters can also serve as a table, while at the same time making the whole space seems like hills shrouded in mist.?? Project: Zhuyeqing green tea(origin: Mount Emei in Sichuan province)flagship store Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, China Area: 96 sqm Interior design: X+Living#xlivingart Photo credit: Shao Feng
A post shared by Li Xiang | X+LIVING (@xlivingart) on Oct 15, 2019 at 9:51pm PDT
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