studio SKLIM develops rattan clouds for singapore storefront
studio SKLIM develops rattan clouds for singapore storefront studio SKLIM develops rattan clouds for singapore storefront
mar 17, 2015
studio SKLIM develops rattan clouds for singapore storefront


studio SKLIM develops rattan clouds for singapore storefront
images © béton brut  

 

 

 

kevin lim, principle designer of studio SKLIM was commissioned to renovate an interior space for ‘emporium of the modern man’, a lifestyle store for contemporary sensibilities. retail facilities were prioritized, and offices were pushed backwards into the plot. the two areas are visually separated and traversed via a large, central pivotal wall. partitions are minimal and light, with well placed storage cabinets and floating sales counter.


ground capsules with open lids

 

 

 

as part of the design, studio SKLIM conceived ‘rattan clouds’. built by traditional craftsmen and bending techniques, the pieces are designed to be multi-functional, configurable, and structurally sound. using an initial spherical shape, the modules can be used several ways: as storage, seating, displays, and/or lighting. the modular system shifts according to the needs of the space, and add a light ephemeral  touch to the typical retail experience. 

 

video courtesy of studio SKLIM

 


concept diagram


making of ‘rattan clouds’


ground and hanging displays 


pivoting door separating retail and office space


retail storefront


view from office


displays with floating concrete counter


close-up of suspended display


the ‘clouds’ from exterior


overhanging capsules with halo lighting

 

 

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