©Masao Nishikawa

France 2013Shang Xia Paris Store

Interior | Retail/Cafe/Restaurant
1F / 1BF

This is the Paris branch of the Shang Xia brand in the Hermes group that was created to reproduce traditional Chinese culture and craftsmanship in a contemporary manner. Unique tiles with a thin edge were used to create a semi-transparent screen and soft space that feels like being in a cloud.

White ceramics is an important material that has served a central role in Chinese culture. The meeting of this traditional material and contemporary technology have enabled white fragments to create space that floats in the air.

Team Kazuhiko Miyazawa, Chizuko Kawarada, Tomoko Sasaki* Photography ©︎ Masao Nishikawa