Due to the shape of most books, most bookstore designs adopt fairly regular bookcases and shelving units for the sake of practicality. The artful Zhongshu Bookstore in Xi’an, China created by Wutopia Lab sets itself apart in this manner with an interior that incorporates curvaceous elements into freestanding display fixtures, wall fixtures, doorways, ceiling details and more—as such, the space is said to have "no sharp corner."
Some of the central parts of the space include a public reading area and a hidden library for children that's styled like an imaginative forest. While many libraries and bookstores embrace the use of dark and natural wood, the standout Zhongshu Bookstore design opts for a bright and uplifting all-white scheme.
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The Zhongshu Bookstore Design Boasts a Spacious Interior
1. Curvaceous Interiors - Incorporating fluid and curvy elements into interior design to create unique and visually appealing spaces.
2. All-white Aesthetics - Exploring the use of all-white color schemes in interior design to create bright and uplifting spaces.
3. Imaginative Spaces - Designing imaginative spaces for children that encourage exploration and creativity.
1. Interior Design - Opportunities abound for interior designers to create unique and visually stunning spaces using curvaceous elements and all-white palettes.
2. Bookstores/libraries - Innovative bookstore and library designs can incorporate imaginative elements, such as themed spaces for children, to create immersive and memorable experiences for visitors.
3. Construction/architecture - Incorporating non-traditional shapes and materials into the design of commercial buildings can create visually stunning and attention-grabbing structures.