Stacked terracotta display plinths and celestial aluminium partitions help create an other-worldly atmosphere within this fashion store-cum-cafe in Hong Kong.
Located at the heart of major shopping district Causeway Bay, Her has been designed by Clap to “transport guests to a new planet”.
The store – which also serves coffee, cookies and unusual iced coffees to browsing customers – is the brainchild of local stylist Hilary Tsui.
這家商店 – 還為瀏覽顧客提供咖啡，餅乾和不尋常的冰咖啡 – 是當地造型師Hilary Tsui的心血結晶。
“[Tsui’s] desire was to create a retail space dedicated to contemporary women that brings together her two passions in one place: fashion and gastronomy,” explained the studio, who are based in Valencia, Spain.
“So we imagined Her as a sinuous landscape, with impressive mountains and pure materials – all together as a new space that’s yet to be discovered, like planet Mars.”
“因此，我們將她想像成一個蜿蜒的景觀，擁有令人印象深刻的山脈和純淨的材料 – 所有這些都是一個尚未被發現的新空間，就像火星一樣。”
Terracotta tiles are stacked to form a series of blocky plinths that the studio likens to “reddish mountains”, where accessories can be displayed or visitors can sit and rest.
The tiles have also been applied across the floors and the lower half of the store’s exterior.
Clothing items are hung from wavy racks that are suspended from the ceiling. Jewellery is presented on pale circular tables supported by thin metal stems, intended to resemble “small white lotus leaves that grow from the mountains”.
As well as the service counter in the cafe, a couple of structural columns and an arched partition have been clad in aluminium – a nod to the typical material palette of spacecraft.
除了咖啡館的服務台外，還有幾個結構柱和一個拱形隔板用鋁包覆 – 這是對航天器典型材料調色板的一種認可。
Arch shapes are repeated in the curtained doorways that lead to the store’s changing rooms, and in the huge windows that puncture the front facade.
Adding to the space theme, a handful of portholes – akin to those seen on a rocket – have been cut-out of the peripheral walls, covered with orange-coloured glass. Purchases by customers are also vacuum-packed much like an astronaut’s food.
除了空間主題之外，還有一些舷窗 – 類似於在火箭上看到的舷窗 – 被周圍牆壁切除，上面覆蓋著橙色玻璃。 客戶的購買也是真空包裝，就像宇航員的食物一樣。
This isn’t the only retail space that Clap has designed – last year the studio completed a children’s shoe shop in Valencia, which features playful arched doorways and primary-coloured furnishings.
A couple of other projects also boast loosely space-themed interiors: metallic paint, perforated metal and black rubber to give a futuristic feel to Voyager Espresso coffee bar in New York, while Guapa Flower Shop in Russia features an illuminated ceiling inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
這不是Clap設計的唯一零售空間 – 去年該工作室在瓦倫西亞完成了一個兒童鞋店，其中設有俏皮的拱形門廊和原色家具。
其他幾個項目還擁有寬鬆的空間主題內飾：金屬漆，穿孔金屬和黑色橡膠，為紐約的Voyager Espresso咖啡吧帶來未來主義風格，而俄羅斯的Guapa Flower Shop則以Stanley Kubrick’s 2001為靈感的照明天花板為特色 ：太空漫遊。