cheungvogl: boat timber installation at aesop, hong kong
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may 07, 2012
cheungvogl: boat timber installation at aesop, hong kong

cheungvogl: boat timber installation at aesop, hong kong




naturally aged timber from chinese boats are reconfigured for an installation at the aesop shop located in lane crawford, hong kong by chinese/german architecture firm cheungvogl. the planks, left in their original state, are made into two floating cabinets. although the functions and general shapes of the units are set, the actual form and detail is determined by the sizes and general imperfections found in the material itself. the design is a representation of time, as the history of the boat planks are visible through the warn quality of the wood. the natural decay of the installation is made more prominent by its modern, clean and controlled surroundings.

the back is lined from horizontal wooden planks 


no two wood pieces are the same 


the various heights allows for categorized product display


naturally occurring holes in the wood become the handles 

aesop bar 


the drawers depend on the plank sizes, meaning there is no need for them to line up 


the view inside of the drawer 


possible circulation chart 


circulation chart with zones for presentation, preparation and consultation 

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