boat timber installation cheungvogl for 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
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