Architects and designers are frequently requested by retailers—specifically, brick-and-mortar retailers—and commissioned to create strong aesthetics with an emphasis on the experiential, and this skincare store in Hangzhou, China is a great example of what happens as a result of this practice. With various futuristic sensibilities and oblong shapes, the skincare store is said to look like a “desert planet.” The aesthetic of this space derives from the creative vision and hard work of local interiors studio Lialawlab who was commissioned by independent skincare brand Formoral.
The designers drew inspiration from retro-futurism to create a “series of spatial scenes” and the firm focused on the use of texture over color. The layout, on the other hand, is organized to “accommodate the store’s various functional areas,” while distinguishing between public and private spaces.
Image Credit: Feng Shao