Shang Xia Paris Store by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Kengo Kuma and Associates: “We conceived a cloud-like space made of thin ceramic panels. Historically, ceramic has been a crucial element that forms Chinese culture. Chinese ceramic had also long been an object of admiration in Europe. In the products of Shang Xia, ceramic plays a special role as well. In this shop, very thin ceramic panels (40*150) of as many as 6,000 are suspended from the ceiling to cover the entire space. The glossy white face, unique to ceramic, created a lighting state you might find in the Impressionists’ pointillistic painting and you feel staying in a cloud.”

 

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