The new store of Pierre Marcolini in Chengdu is located in the bustling TAIKOO LI shopping district. This is the third time that we have worked with Pierre Marcolini. The client wanted the store to provide not only retail services for chocolates and various desserts, but also a place where customers can sit and relax, enjoy afternoon tea.
The site is located by the street, with sufficient height and open space to the public; the floor plan is a regular square. The surrounding area is full of international luxury brands and stores. The challenge is how we can maximize the use of design elements while keeping the brand identity of Pierre Marcolini, to ensure it will still have a refreshing uniqueness in the crowd of stores.
We reserved the height of space as much as possible. A monoblock curved marble divides the space into two service part which is used as the bar and sofa dining area. The wall and the original boundary form a logistical area. The curved marble wall blurs the sense of boundary of the space and brings a more fluid spatial experience. Geometric hole shapes of different sizes are embedded in the walls, which function as a display and passage. And by changing materials, they are transformed into part of the decoration. In other details, the backrest of the sofa in the dining area has a sinuous curve, echoing the overall lines of the space.
The visual focus of the whole space is the center island bar. The bar is made of Ariston white marble, with copper strips embedded, making it exquisite and orderly. Above the bar is a ceiling shape that cascades and gathers downward. The gradation of colors and the alternating use of different materials add a downward momentum to it, making it look like a ribbon, floating lightly.
By cutting the facade, the designer changed the direction of the entrance. The cut-out corner creates a mini porch space, which is our reply to the street nearby. It considers the aesthetics and eliminates the effects of bad weather. The other part of the façade uses a transparent through-height glass curtain wall with the fine margin red-bronze metal frame. In the dark tone surroundings, the interior makes the store become an unmistakable store along the street when the bright-warm lights come on.
在店内大片的大理石墙面上，红铜以及各种不同材质的金属的打磨与运用，或是各种精工细节工艺，无一不彰显着精品店的精致优雅，同时也契合Pierre Marcolini品牌Bean to bar 的理念。
On the large marble walls in the store, the use of red copper and different metal materials, and the speculation of various finely crafted details, highlighting the exquisite elegance of the boutique, and are also in line with bean to bar which is the brand philosophy of Pierre Marcolini.
The overall space is unified with the previous Pierre Marcolini stores, preserving the brand’s identity while emphasizing the uniqueness of stores.
项目名称：Pierre Marcolini 成都太古里店
主要材料： 墙面: 雅士白大理石/红铜色镀钛不锈钢/玻璃幕墙/双层彩色钢化玻璃
摄影师：锐景摄影 —— 广松美佐江/宋昱明
project title: Pierre Marcolini in ChengduTAIKOO LI
Architecture Firm: okamoto deguchi design
Architect: Deguchi Tsutomu/Okamoto Keizo/Fang Xueni/Ye Bei/Li Heng
Main materials： Wall：ariston marble/red cooper titanizing Stainless Steel/ glass curtain wall/
double colored tempered-laminated glass
Furniture: wood finish(Fs)/glazed metallic tiles/ Woven carpet(wayflor)
Floor: red cooper titanizing Stainless Steel/ Color acrylic/ Mercerized paint/highlight baking finish/ Leather cushion
Photo: Ruijing Photo ——Misae Hiromatsu\Song Yuming