105 Cafe is Joy Season’s another design practice in cafe space in Shanghai, coming after VSmooth Cafe. With several months of preparation, this magic box was eventually opened, before the midsummer.The eclectic design in 105 Cafe is derived from its daring and interesting name. Therefore, like bantering on the street in this bustling city, it started its own show playfully.
鲜明的对仗序幕丨A Prelude of Antithesis
Walking close from the street, you will see two red balls, one on top and one on bottom, which seem to go to the sky and earth, rising the curtain with power and tension.
Two arches are placed at the entry. One is flipped and overlapping the other one, with the purple mirror metal base——neat, charming, and unique. The saturated red balls are located at the end of arches, seemingly high-speed spinning, chasing each other. One is inside and one is outside, reflecting one another, keeping a dynamic balance. Mysterious purple and bright scarlet, this contrast adopted by Joy Season, makes up a dramatic conflict, stretches from the old building, and attracts those curious souls.
渐进的红色叙事丨Progressive Red Narrative
如果这个世界上有长生不老的灵丹妙药，那么，永远跳跃的热情肯定是其中一味极其重要的配方。在锦莳设计看来，105 Café 就是这样一处饱含热情的场所，这热情并不是出于客套，而是源自于主理人洒脱直接的性格。而如果这热情是一种颜色，我想，一定是红色。
If there is a panacea in the world, then the stirring and arousing enthusiasm is definitely one of the most important ingredients.In the view of Joy Season, 105 Café is such a place full of enthusiasm, and this enthusiasm is not for complimenting, but from the free and easy personality of the owner. If you want to assign one color to this enthusiasm, I believe it must be red.
The store is divided into upper and lower floors by the original structure. Entering from the ground floor, the color of the wall extends from the white at the entrance to the scarlet at the end. From the deepest red to the outermost white, this process seems to be tinted gradiently by the sun, so that the red is not too bold or even boiling. The red genes continue to the ceiling in staggered scales, and the overlapped red mirror metal discs break the dullness and depression of the roof. The operation on the counter, lighting, and walking customers are reflected in those discs. Joy Season combines this series of reds to create a picture that is full of joy not coldness.Those who have watched the movie “Kamome Diner” will know that it takes a spell to cook coffee. Relaxed state and hearty laughter, this may be the unique spell of 105 Café.
Going to the end along the bar, there is a group of red gradient metal balls hanging down from the second floor. The handrails of the stairs form like a gift box, and the balls are distributed from top to bottom, with a total of ten layers. From white to scarlet, this is another dimension of color gradation.
Step up the stairs and the path will travel around this unique box. The stringed balls shape the gravitational field connecting between the worlds above and below. From bottom to top, scarlet to white; from top to bottom, white to scarlet.
建成以后的一天，我回到了现场，从一楼向上看，深颜色的彩球像是从盒子中落下；站在二楼向下看，浅粉色的彩球像是从盒子中升腾而出。于是，便命名为“BOX OF JOY”吧。
One day after completion, I returned to the site. Looking up from the first floor, the dark red balls seemed to fall from the box; standing on the second floor, the light pink balls were billowing out from the box. Okay, let’s name it “BOX OF JOY”.
有的人写清新明快的诗歌，有的人写激烈抓马的戏剧，有的人客观写实的记录… …正是在这多样的角度中，世界变得立体而生动，也便真正的深刻。不是为了不同而不同，一如不是为了相同而相同，只是选择给出了自己听得最真切的那个答案。It’s possible to be different and still ALRIGHT.
Some people write refreshing and euphoric poems, some people write dramatic and fierce scripts, and some people record objectively and realistically. It is in this diverse perspectives that the world becomes multi-dimensional and vivid, then truly profound and meanungful. Never make a difference for the sake of distinguishing, as if never be the same for the sake of uniformity. Just choose the sincere answer from the bottom of your heart. It’s possible to be different and still ALRIGHT.
锦莳设计一直致力于提供标准参考之外的答案，不管是跳跃热情的105 Café还是用四千多个亚克力球组成像素森林的VSmooth Café，这些“非标”答案是我们在司空见惯处、习以为常时给出的一点惊喜。
Joy Season have always been devoting ourselves to giving answers beyond the standard. Whether in the enthusiastic 105 Café, or in the VSmooth Café that uses more than 4,000 acrylic balls to create a pixel forest, these “non-standard” answers are the surprises we offered in commonplace that everybody gets used to.
项目名称：BOX of JOY，105 Cafe空间设计
Project nameJOY BOX, 105 Café
DesignJOY SEASON Studio
Leader designer & TeamDesign team: JOY SEASON Studio
Leading Designer: Hector LEUNG
Design Assitant: Chenghui LIN
Project location：No.209, Jinxian Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai,
Gross Built Area (square meters)：40㎡
PartnersTranslator: Chen SUN
Brands / Products used in the projrct：Mirror Stainless Steel,Gradient Latex Paint,Red Epoxy