Coordination Asia: Gaga in Shenzhen
Called Gaga, the upmarket deli and café now boasts lots of rustic wood, soft textiles and very cool lighting following something of a makeover by the Coordination team.
The designers went with a theme of “blurring thresholds”, translated into the eatery’s new look by way of an installation of lamellas (that’s architect-speak for those long narrow blades of wood positioned perpendicular to the ceiling), creating the duel effect of looking kind of likes rays of sunshine from the outside; and also continuing down the walls to provide useful shelving. It’s flexible too, with the lower levels providing extra table space during busy periods and the higher ones advertising Gaga’s mainstay – its products.
But it’s the lighting that really caught our eye, or rather that striking light bulb-shaped chandelier. That gets dimmed come the evening to create a more lounge-like atmosphere, and the space extends outside with sleek concrete floors.
Coordination Asia are perhaps best known for their museum projects, and as their Shanghai Museum of Glass out in Baoshan district celebrates its two-year anniversary this month, the studio are putting the finishing touches to yet another new museum for the city, set to open in the coming weeks and dedicated to the art of film...
More on that soon, but in the meantime, check the website for more pics and details of Gaga.
All pics by diephotodesigner.de