shang xia paris store with ceramic panels
Set within parisâ€™ historic 6th arrondissement, Kengo Kuma has designed the interior of Shang Xiaâ€˜s flagship european store. The boutique shopâ€™s walls are clad in thin ceramic panels establishing a cloud-like space that combines vernacular chinese design with parisian elegance.
Measuring 40mm x 150mm, 6,000 wafer thin pieces are suspended from the ceiling, covering the entirety of the store. As well as referencing the importance of the material in asian culture, the glossy coating gives a bright and natural finish echoing pointillistic paintings synonymous with french culture.
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