Ancient Architecture Informs This Contemporary Boutique in Hangzhou, China
For a women’s clothing boutique in Hangzhou, China—Yinno Unico—MMC Design was inspired by Greek mythology and forms. “Athena, the goddess of wisdom, still a role model for women today, offered a main source of inspiration,” chief designer Chen Linping explains. Doric columns of ancient temples also offered geometric influence, as seen in passageways and seating areas.
But the interpretation of both the divine muse and architectural history is thoroughly contemporary. A sculptural granite-and-steel form greets shoppers at the entrance. A neutral palette is sharply interrupted by crimson benches and displays. And the levels of the 3,200-square-foot boutique are joined by an angular staircase, built in layered micro cement. Lighting, meanwhile, is a mix of LED and natural light.
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