“relatively driving in solidification”
the concept of the futuristic proceeding
When one’s perspective is drawn towards the “tunnel-shape unit” and starts to be driven by “relativity” empowered in the overall design, the proceeding of the future becomes slow and obvious. The lines presented in the space absorbs the medium, rapidly extending backwards in a certain motion and blurring the peripheral boundaries, while the random fracture sections of the tailor-made units or the installations restore the discontinuity of the independent object in reality. The variables of all the spots and light in the interior are balanced out of the composition, in order to ensure that patrons could probe into the essence of the current or the future’s abstractions under the unfolding of one’s staring status in the “proceeding”.
the design and the funtion of the space
When planning the Bananain Concept Store, Some Thoughts conceive that space should be equipped with the ability to infiltrate naturally, and the indoors are inseparable with the outdoors, equally vital.The display cabinets arranged in oblique array divide the space into front and back fields, which meets the practical demand for showcasing Bananain’s products. In thinking how to house different products, a number of customized cabinets are introduced to store underwears, avoiding any inevitable embarrassments that may occur. The commodities with high re purchase rate are placed in the huge arc-shaped unit in the front atrium, providing the public with a comprehensive psychological and physical exploration in a more friendly way.
the combination of streamline geometry with spatial layers
The geometric system applied in the interior aims to deviate its rigidity, further activating the interactions between consumers and the site. Exploring deeper into the Concept Store, one can feel the superposition of different texture embedded in the space, for example, the walls, the installations and the carefully-designed units, transforming the experience as well as the inclusiveness of urban landacape into heterogeneous space with realistic design power. With people meander fast or slow in the store, the scenario are constantly superimposed, disappeared or generated, an order appears in the form of individual’s visiting experience.
the balance of materials and conceptions
The assemblage of geometric abstraction is achieved by designers’ experiments in unconventional lines and materials. In the end, the dual aspects of aluminum’s strength and flexibility has made it the relatively ideal material for re-processing and alternating for sensory invasiveness, yet the combination of rammed earth and acrylic have relieved this dramatic conflict. The interaction of materials, scale and forms carve out the mark of “heavy” machinery for the “leisurely” experience of the individuals.
The first Bananain Concept Store designed by Some Thoughts is located in the Uniwalk Center of Baoan in Shenzhen. As a “technology and design driven” underwear brand, Bananain focuses on integrating fabric technology, quality mechanics and data feedback into product design. The design inspiration of the store also originates from the sense of technology and order interwoven in Bananain’s product design. The designer meticulously create the driving relationship between patrons and the space in a relatively solidified status of the installations and units designed within.
Project Name: Bananain Concept Store
Project Location: Uniwalk Center, Shenzhen, China
Interior&Installation Design: Some Thoughts
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Principal Designer: Li Jingze
Design Team: Zhen Xie, Rain Liu, Liu Jingwei
Key materials: aluminium, rammed earth, terrazzo, acrylic, painting
Design Period: 07/2020-09/2020
Construction Period: 10/2020-12/2020
Photographer: Shao Feng
Project description and drawings offered by Some Thoughts
Some Thoughts Spatial Design and Research Office
Founded in Shanghai by Jingze Li in 2020, Some Thoughts is a Spatial Design and Research Office. We constantly explore and estimate the uniqueness of any design concepts, to break through the stereotypes and regulations in the light of direct, pure penetrations of design.
The Space, Installations, Details and Materials are the embodiments of human’s imaginations, of which are amorphous and boundless. Some Thoughts aspire to transcend the relationships between contemporary space and its partials within by our perceptions for design, to discern or reserve the occasionality embedded in each concept, to avert the dissonance and mediocrity in our projects.