‘Green massage’ Lujiazui store
- Vermilion Zhou Design
- No. 66 Huayuanshiqiao Road, 6th Floor, Pudong, Shanghai
“The fisherman beheld a hill, with a small opening from which issued a glimmer of light.”
— A Tale of the Fountain of the Peach Blossom Spring
Out of the elevator, the entrance stands in the dark wall with water ripple light. Wuxing (Five Elements)records that black represents water, when water meets black, it becomes the color of Chinese ink which stands for inclusion.
The multimedia artwork “Chasing Cloud” by artist Yong Yang Liang, creating another fantasy world with two Chinese dragons flying through the mist and clouds. In terms of Eastern cultures, the black color represents both mystery and dignity, and the yin-yang principle from Tai Chi implies the circle of life.
In the lounge, the inspiration of the curved partition and furniture coming from the symbol of Tai Chi, which would wrap the customers inside, providing a sense of safety and privacy. The layers of darkness texture are also a highlight in the space, which lets the recuperation process gradually into a better place.
Following the dim light, the porch of the arc providing the guests the time to relax and relieve the body, at the same time, the darkness also sharpens all the senses. The black without lighting is a kind of pure tolerance. When all kinds of visible light have been absorbed, the vision would be surrounded by darkness.
Black holes can absorb everything unconditionally no matter good or bad which is to devour but also tolerate. In the modern city, a kaleidoscope of lights represents the progress of civilization, however, it comes with counterforces such as disturbance and noise happening here. In ‘green massage’ Shanghai Lujiazui, we are trying to use “Black” to change the ordinary visual habits, hiding in the concrete jungle, and accept all tired bodies with tolerance.
‘green massage’ Lujiazui, located in the crowded financial district of Shanghai, is creating a secluded corner with a deep immersion experience, offering a gentle nourishing treatment to every tired body and soul with the sensory circulation.