A showroom in Guangzhou enhances the tactile perception of space

Interpreting a nostalgic idea of time, the Maó Space showroom designed by One Fine Day Studio & Partners features a cohesive environment where rounded shapes, metallic reflections and tactile finishes are offered as enhanced sensory stimuli.

New showroom opened in an old district of Guangzhou, in southern China, Maó Space is a fluid and rarefied shopping space articulated on three levels. One Fine Day Studio & Partners, the architectural studio that curated the project, have conceived it as a personal reinterpretation of the sense of time, which is identified by a succession of different fragments in a neutral environment, dominated by shades of beige and gray.

It is through the exaltation of the tactile perception of materials and finishes that this temporal dimension finds its expression: the splay of the facade's large glass surfaces are a prelude to interiors where rounded shapes and organicist style furnishing accessories contrast with bare chromed metal displays. In addition to that, the chandelier and the counter at the entrance, entirely covered in fiberglass, dialogue with the warm cream-colored ceiling covered in Xuan paper. Next to it, an imposing helicoidal staircase with rounded edges in matt finish dynamizes the environment with its upward twisting.

Halfway between contemporary ruinism and primitivism, the few furnishings also show a reflection on time, embodying explicit pop quotes from past civilizations - such as Capitello di Studio65 for Gufram - or express their ethereal character through slender, suspended forms, as for Olivier Gregoire's Fold chair.

Location :
Maó Space
One Fine Day Studio & Partners
Design director:
Jump Lee
Design team:
Hao Liang, Yongjie Lao, Shuai Liu
Area :
227 sqm

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