Located in Hong Kong’s largest shopping mall, the 135-sq-m store’s brass and glass façade displays the theatrical white, pink and ochre palette and luxe furnishings of Mahdavi’s design.
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The owners’ interest in focusing on the experience of wine finds its expression in the casual seating arrangements, and the subtle, natural materials and hues used to build out the space. Defining the space is the forty-foot-long, custom-fabricated, pewter-topped tasting bar, which is set atop a whitewashed pine base.
Copper was chosen in reference to the stills used to produce whiskey at the A P Hotaling warehouse – once the West Coast’s largest whiskey repository – in which the store is located. Two of these are wash basins, which feature in most Aesop stores to allow customers to test the different skin products.
When you talk about dermatological products you are talking about a line that require not only an space to sell but a frame to display the health and nature that those products are taking to your life. Natural plywood, pastel colors and a boutique environment works as a background to agrupate more than 20 international brands in an space that also works as a test area for the customer translating the limit of buying to a product experience.
Tokujin Yoshioka, the Tokyo-based architect who has created interiors of many Issey Miyake boutiques across the planet, has designed a setting that hinges on an intricate balance between a futuristic aesthetic with clean lines, captured by coloured aluminum panels, and the building’s original architectural details.
The two shops, a ground floor and first floor, now become a single space module with individual subsections: mobile devices and their accessories on the ground floor, gaming and gadgets on the first floor. The ground floor hosts exhibition of products, while the first floor creates a comfortable and familiar space for gaming testing.