“Chengdu, carved out by Heaven millions of years ago, presents before the eyes a picturesque view of myriad beautifully decorated households,” a poet by Libai, in the Tang Dynasty
Chengdu was eulogized by thousands of poems. Being commissioned to introduce the Tak Wan Tea House is into Chengdu China, the design studio Nong Studio created an exquisite and irreplaceable space, will tell its own story in Chengdu.
Tak Wan Tea House
Tak Wan Tea House is adjacent to ancient Daci Temple in the city, therefore, we they featured Tang Architecture and Bashu native architecture elements for reference to construct the entire form. Traditional craftsmanship has been used in a modern language in perspective of mixture of west and east.
Inspired by the craftsmanship of double layer bamboo-weaving from Juanqin Zhai, the Forbidden City in Qing dynasty, Nong Studio not only used its language to redesign the windows but also combined it with high-tech laser carving optical glass and mirror effect film to reinterpret in a modern approach.
The shop front features a roof-structure of black wooden bucket beams and six blue-and-white porcelain columns hand printed of cloud and dragon motif by Chinese artisans.
The interior is rigidly axisymmetric, the ceiling outline came from shapes of pediment from Sichuan traditional architectural archways and is supported by curved black wood beams, which defined intimate semi-private space along both flanks of the hall.
The terrazzo flooring color ingredients form natural lapis lazuli and inlaid with Chinese traditional cloud shape made of solid brass, pay homage to superb enamel craftsmanship of cloisonné.
The wall backdrop adorned with hand-painted wallpaper, was inspired by moon gate and fairy-crane motif from Juanqin Zhai as well. More details, bespoke furniture and intelligent lighting system, has been all profoundly considered to create an exquisite and irreplaceable experience, which can tell its own story in Chengdu.