ABOUT THE THEME
Everyday thoughts always bring the designer into the “landscape” of creation about universal values constructed by the wise, from which we can see the expression of place, atmosphere and memory. Feel the emotional tension about mystery and ritual.
All kindsof creation cases and phenomena seem to point to people’s perception and instinctive reaction to the world and time in which they are located.
Inspired by the creation landscape, the designers tried to carve this fleeting exhibition venue into a spatial installation with a sense of eternity, to gather energy and create the possibility of the site.
The exhibition organizer SZCWprovided a square rectangular space, 21 meters long and 14 meters wide, adjacent to the public corridor on three sides. It is supposed to be stretched to a certain height to form a cube. Sculptors are good at giving new life and meaning to the shapes by carving and honing the raw materials that are square or irregular. This provides designers with a perspective to dispose of the site in the way of “sculpture” and implant functions to complete the display and promotion of MUUSA brand.
First of all, a space of 8 meters long and 3 meters wide facing the west is cut out on the axis of the cube as the entrance of the exhibition hall. It is the transition space between the public space of the exhibition hall and the exhibition hall, which seems to be wasteful but crucial. Four corner Spaces are cut out on both sides of the channel, which are retreated inside to set up the window display interface. The public corridors on the north and south sides have limited flow of people and are adjacent to the facade of the opposite exhibition hall. Only two vertical gaps are opened in the facade to attract the attention of pedestrians.
THE MEANING OF DARKNESS
The light environment of the exhibition hall is composed of natural light and engineering lighting, which mix together to form a kind of out of control hybrid light environment. In order to reverse this unfavorable situation, the designer opened a gap in the ceiling above the channel, making the ambient light cast a weak light in this narrow channel. The symmetrical footlights on both sides not only emphasize the depth of the aisle, but also slow down the pace of arrival. The dark and quiet aisle forms a strong contrast with the bright cabinet area, which enhances the experience of entering.
As the tide changes, natural materials become more and more unique and attractive through the hands of craftsmen. Since its inception, MUUSA has focused on the preference for natural materials. The main furniture materials include high-quality wood such as Italian olive wood, excellent core-hide imported from Europe, natural crystal, rare mining stone selected from around the world, as well as a small amount of ceramic and corroded pure copper craft materials.
From the designer’s point of view, minimalism does not mean the technical unity of form, material and color. Minimalism is an empirical perspective, which can break the boundary between simplicity and complexity and point to some potential richness and inclusiveness. With the intervention of concept, all visual elements can be balanced and coexist softly.
MUUSA has always kept a proper distance from the current domestic market mainstream home furnishes trend, trying to deduce the aesthetic connotation of “permanence” by virtue of abundant natural materials, high-level design, research, development and manufacturing system, and continue to output home furnishes with humanistic temperature and stand the test of time.
From the designer’s perspective, it seems that there is another “temporality” without physical scale. Some words (such as classical, future, traditional, contemporary) that have been discussed countless are essentially no different. “Retro futurism”, a reconstructed word, can include the meanings of the above phrases.
The designer’s carefully selected objects and ornaments of different styles make the scene very interesting, and they provide visitors with a wealth of reading.
For the expression of the booth, from the space atmosphere to the display design, the attention to this “temporality” is focused on the details. Designers are good at recombining familiar objects and installations to form an overall impression with strangeness, where people stay, explore, gain inspiration and joy.
The designertries to arrange the relationship between materials, utensils, furniture and space in this place, so that these elements are independent of each other and form a complementary whole at the same time. Rather than a temporary exhibition hall design, it is more like a visual presentation of a long-planned conceptual “game” by the designer. With the help of specific places and people’s participation, the infinite is constructed from the finite…
Project Name: MUUSA
Design Unit: FILLSTUDIO
Chief Designer: Yang Yuewen
Executive Design: Wu Jin
Participated in the design: Zhao Junye, Li Xinying
Photography: FEASTVISION fafa
Transcript: Yang Yuewen
Project Construction: Codomain Exhibition
Project Address: Shenzhen, China
Completion time: 20220725
Fillstudio is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary design studio founded in 2017by Mr. Yang Yuewen, specialized in interior design, product design and consulting，and the general consultant of art and design for home furnishing enterprises. In recent years, the studio has received a number of prestigious international awards , including:German IF Design Award，Asia Design PrizeGrand Awards，British FX International DESIGN Award，German National Design Award and so on.It is the primary principle of the studio to reconcile art and technology, imagination and reality to the highest standard in its daily practices. Studio try to manifest the aesthetics of space design with a contemporary perspective and a diversity way of working, striving to give each project a unique sensory experience, comfort and artistry.