全球设计风向感谢来自 佛山市拓维室内设计有限公司 的卫浴展厅空间项目案例分享：
Light moves and water flows as time flies.
As a recorder, time takes down every track of the universe,
Giving people a unique journey about time and space.
With the theme of “clues through time”, the sanitary ware exhibition hall draws on lines of water, light and bamboo strips to integrate the products into space. Lines in various forms are deployed in the space to create a visual impression. In addition, the design makes full use of the pure texture and elegant shape of the products to boost harmonious coexistence between the space and the products. Dominated by dark gray color, the space makes the best of natural art installations to render white products as the eye-catching elements. The delicate and natural wooden grain helps build the exhibition hall as a tranquil, graceful, and warm space.
循环往复的水线 Circulating Lines of Water
The entrance space of the exhibition hall adopts a turning corridor, making it a mysterious space with a sense of ceremony when visitors are entering the space. As the transitional space between the external and the internal spaces, it uses a natural art installation hanging in the air, as if the space could breathe.
Through the narrow passage, visitors are suddenly surprised by an immersive art installation with the theme of “lines of water” coming into their views. Bunches of dense water lines pour down from the ceiling to the white round bathtub, like the gradual elapsing of time. The pouring water, like falling rain, showcases fantastic changes against the background of lights and the rhombic mirror made of stainless steel. The collision and combination of those elements offer impressive experiences of amazing scenes.
穿梭时空的竹线 Time-traveling Bamboo Strips
The focus of the design is to enable visitors to recognize the brand’s history. The designers bent and spliced slender bamboo strips to produce a freely interwoven curved device. It seems to have clues through time passing to the unknown world.
Stunning shadows are cast on the walls when lights from different angles shine onto the bamboo strips. The stationary space and the flowing time create another world where it displays the brand’s history and development. The space is no longer a simple construction work, but a poetic dream, which can stimulate people’s imagination of the future. Apart from visual aesthetics, the space is more like a “guider” of thinking. The light and shadows within the space awaken people’s perception and vision about their relationship with the products and the space, leading them to recall the past, enjoy the present, and imagine the future.
The designers intentionally built such a narrow corridor to create new mysterious spaces that can inspire the desire for exploration. Besides varying sensuous contrasts, the atmosphere is also crucial in enhancing the sense of mystery. The collision of blocks and curved bamboo strips stands for the relationship between reality and mind.
The designers further probed into transforming visitors’ perception of material structure into thinking and association via visual guidance. The clues eventually end up in the space through the dark corridor from the entrance. The curved elements help establish an amazing space, which could be large enough to have people lost and be small enough to make them see themselves through.
远离尘嚣的光线 Light in Tranquility
Tao Yuanming, a famous poet in ancient China, wrote in his poem Return to Nature I, “After long years of abject servitude, again in nature I find homely pleasure”. It shows that people are full of infinite yearning for nature. Life originates from nature, so does art in particular. The designers tried to explore a peaceful mind and build a secluded place in nature.
Light is an indispensable element of space. The bathroom space is the most private place as well as a site for meditation. Instead of arranging windows with a direct link to the outside, the designers erected separate an enclosed courtyard for each space and left only the opening above the yard. Green plants like banana trees are grown within the courtyard, adding a mysterious and poetic ambience. The space is enlivened when natural light shines through banana leaves into the room. The overall circulation route adopts an open layout, which offers people a more smooth and comfortable experience when they are walking within it. The shadows on the wall that are segmented by plants generate different visual effects from that of the atrium, highlighting the elegance of the light. The visible and invisible lights shuttle between buildings in varied ways, leaving marks on the surface or the interior of the building.
The warm light in the negotiation area interacts with the wooden material, creating a cozy and natural ambience. The specially designed circular light feature on the ceiling responds to the design theme and the contour of the products, just like the rising and falling of the sun. Large areas of soft lighting make the surrounding more pleasing and comfortable. The designers arranged a “tree of life”, which brings out a space with vitality and vigor.
The screen made of gradient glass with patterns, as the partition, creates a looming ambiance to the enclosed space. It breaks out the traditional visual order and injects infinite vitality into the space. The appropriate design takes every detail into concern. The tone of blending hardness and softness shows a playful feeling from order, and a poetic rhythm from rational thinking. The strengthened structure combination and the introduction of natural light allow for a more open indoor space, better for exhibition. Moreover, it integrates the indoor and the outdoor spaces more pleasantly and naturally.
The interior design conveys simplistic and exquisite details of a modern style, exuding unique stylistic and artistic sensation. The reception and negotiation areas look relatively hard-edged by dividing the space and the circulation route with a large part of wood veneers, showing a temperament as magnificent as the art museum.
The decoration design generally sacrifices the decoration part for the space, while hard-decorative techniques would be abandoned for the decoration. However, the designers tried a lot to maintain a balance of two aspects, embodying that the space’s fascination lies not only in the showy techniques of design but also in the profound experience and understanding. The goal for aesthetics of the space is accomplished when all these ideas are grasped. The designers intended to obtain a poetic expression between motion and stillness.
If the designer is the artist of the space, the ornaments and products on the exhibition stands and walls are artworks produced by the designer. Shaped by the wall, the light constitutes an amazing place when light from above shines upon the smooth wall surface. In such a space, visitors can listen to their inner voice and discover their values and demands, immersed in a sense of ceremony. In brief, it seems to be more like that the light shapes the space than the space is the container of light.
The exploration of the interplay between light and space layout originates from the articles and scenery in the daily life. Those items are endowed with new ideas, including the reflection on the essence of creativity. Moreover, the designers utilized these concrete items to create a harmonious space, in which the time-based area formed by these items extends in the space, and the walls become a site of possibilities and freedom. It’s a place where all the objects can create different visual effects. This might be an artistic style of Mono-ha.
The introduction of natural light into the exhibition hall would enrich the layers light and shadows in the space, making it more inspiring.
Project name: ARTLAND Exhibition Hall
Location: Sanshui District, Foshan City
Design firm: FOSHAN TOPWAY DESIGN
Chief designers: Wang Zhike & Li Xiaoshui
Design team: Qiu Wenfeng, Lan Jingwei
Decoration design: Yang Shiwei
Area: 200 m2
Start time: February 2020
Completion time: July 2020
Client: Foshan ARTLAND Sanitary Ware Co., Ltd.
Photographer: Ouyang Yun
Text: Lan Jingwei