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Project • By hcreatesBars

The Broken Dagger

Nestled between a hairdresser and a hot pot restaurant on an otherwise typical Shanghai street, a large mural artwork has emerged. Spanning the full face of a site long time occupied by a convenience store. You could almost pass by, mistaking it for a boarded-up street art façade. Locally designed and installed on site, it is unique, bold and unexpected, on closer inspection, a small doorbell hidden in plain sight within the yellow, white and black paint strokes, indicates that more lies beyond. The client, a young veteran of the bar industry, had been quietly refining the concept for The Broken Dagger, patiently waiting for the day to realize his vision. A long incubation period meant the branding direction and theme were strong fr... More

Project • By Shanghai Bumie Technology Co.,LtdShops


YEATION is an e-commerce site operated by Netease, a major Chinese tech industry. They are developing their own lifestyle brands. They started offline business last year, opened stores mainly in Hangzhou, and also opened in Shanghai. This store is positioned as the first platinum store in Japan. It will be a base for information transmission of brands. Therefore, it was required to create a store that emphasized the experience. The background of this brand is the “Chinese youth lifestyle”. In China, cashlessness is progressing, technology is beginning to merge with everyday life, and the boundaries of entertainment, life and work are disappearing. Young people use mobile tools. Meeting with customers by chat while playing... More

Project • By hcreatesResearch Facilities

Sino Engineering

Sino Engineering acquired an old 1,000 sqm factory in an industrial area zone, Pudong Shanghai. The factory structure was sound but the interior was in need of a complete overhaul to create an inspiring space for clients and staff alike.The brief was to create a fresh and modern automotive design studio which would house twenty design staff. The office area needed ample break-out space and separate meeting areas for the design teams to collaborate fluidly.  There were many technical considerations for creating a functional workshop area and to showcase the output we included an exhibition turntable for design reveals.The overall design aesthetic is modern and sleek, curved reception desks and walls pay homage to automobile design. To b... More

Project • By hcreatesOffices

Zespri [Shanghai]

Zespri has relaunched and expanded its China headquarters in Shanghai.  They took the opportunity to create a new aesthetic for the whole office incorporating Zespri's brand elements and core values. Zespri wanted a modern office that paid particular attention to creating a comfortable and healthy working environment for staff.  Additional considerations for air quality and temperature, open space/flow between work areas, natural light, greenery, acoustics and ergonomics to deliver a comfortable and functional working space.​The materials selected throughout reflect the New Zealand heritage of Zespri. Timber finishes and soft canopy greens bring warm and natural feel to the space. Zespri's fresh and bright brand colors a... More

Project • By Seth Powers PhotographyOffices

Kokaistudios Office

Kokaistudios is an award winning architecture and interior design firm founded in 2000 in Venice by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani & Andrea Destefanis.Headquartered in Shanghai since 2002, they have grown into multi-cultural firm of 60 people working on a global scale with projects in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Kokaistudios partners with their clients to collaboratively develop innovative & ground breaking projects in diverse fields of design.Primarily focused on developing cultural, corporate, commercial, hospitality & retail projects, the firm has also worked extensively on urban regeneration projects involving the requalification of heritage locations.Kokaistudios aims to develop projects that add p... More