Panorama Design Group Goes Beyond Books with Reading Mi in Foshan, China
In the atrium of a bustling shopping mall in Foshan, China, there is an oasis of calm. It’s the Reading Mi bookstore, a conceptual space from the Yoyi Books brand. Panorama Design Group, led by founder Horace Pan, took inspiration from the books’ forms and translated them into architectural features throughout the space. Take the aluminum slats in the double-height ceiling of the entrance hall, bent to look like a book laying open. The plan progresses through multi-functional spaces that go beyond browsing and buying books; visitors might see a presentation in the theater, engage in creative play in the children’s space, or have a drink and a bite to eat in the café. This austere, airy store, is filled with wood and wood-look elements, from timber floor tile to the beech-wood veneer cash-wrap desk. It’s like a temple to the printed word.
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