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X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

China Architecture News - Nov 8, 2019 - 14:57   1671 views

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

Shanghai-based design studio X+Living has created a fluid and intriguing store for a renowned green tea brand Zhuyeqing in Chengdu, China, the designers suspended and put a series of mountain-shaped display cabinets to elevate the sensorial experience of the customers for drinking tea. 

Named Zhuyeqing Greentea Flagship Store, the 96-square-metre store is presented in a new design but attractive style. "Brand physical store has experienced the change from traditional store design based on products and services to pursuit of diverse design with visual interaction," according to the designers. 

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

"However, there are still many possibilities for consumer experience exploration. Drinking tea requires both a favourable environment and a good mood," they added.

X+Living has completed the promotion of space design for a renowned green tea brand, Zhuyeqing, in its producing area Chengdu. The designer presents the motif of "cloud and mountain" in the way of freehand ink painting, and sprinkles a pair of elegant and beautiful Chinese landscape paintings in the enclosed limited space. 

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

Mountain-shaped counters "extend" naturally in the vertical and horizontal space. And designer transforms the "mountain" into "cloud" through the principle of mirror image. The two natural symbols appropriately describe the natural ecological origin place of zhuyeqing green tea. 

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

The mountain-shaped counters seems like shrouded in the mist with bended panels which connect them drawing a graceful arc through the air. It not only meets the functional requirement of displaying goods, but also contributes the richness of aesthetic composition in the space and provides consumers with a variety of appreciative perspectives.

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

"Experience is based on perception. After fully observation of the consumers’ sensory needs, designer has greatly reduced the fixed shape," added the studio.

"Through customized function carriers, the needs of operation and consumer's experience are both perfectly satisfied. Designers ingeniously create an incomparable sensory experience for the consumers, which brings huge sensual impact."

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

The functional blocks at different levels and positions are carefully laid out, which opens up a path full of exploration and experience. Walking in the space, as if traveling through the clouds, consumers can not only appreciate the leisurely nature of the fairyland, but also enjoy sitting in the calm and peaceful mountain forest with particular interest.

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. 

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

This brand-new exploration of stylized consumption mode of tea-drinking experience has broken through the traditional form, providing rich sensory from the perspective of space design and fully mobilizing the five senses of consumers.

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

Floor plan of the store

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

Customized display cabinet-sectional drawing

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

Display cabinet sectional-drawing

X+Living elevates consumer's tea-drinking experience with mountain-shaped display cabinets

Customized display cabinet-sectional drawing

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