smu + cinker pictures shanghai design a boutique theatre inspired by futuristic chic

smu + cinker pictures shanghai design a boutique theatre inspired by futuristic chic

designed by space modification unit (SMU), cinker pictures shanghai (cpsh) is the latest venture of the architectural interior design studio. the venue is a transformative art space that combines a boutique theatre with a relaxed wine and dine experience.

the entrance lobby
all images © simple



smu‘s design is inspired by the futuristic chic of the last century, as well as contemporary light art. its main materials are terrazzo, velour and brushed metal, reminiscent of the past glam.

the entrance passage



the space is divided into several chapters that are visually coherent. the lobby, lounges, bar, restaurant, cinema and gallery each tell their part of the story.

bar fitted with custom lighting inspired by contemporary media art



the patrons are greeted with the familiar cinker signature pink upon arrival. from here, a seemingly infinite tunnel of faceted mirror surfaces transit visitors into the lounges. the bar area is fitted with a dominating media light sculpture that will satisfy your needs of color throughout the night.

the bar’s colors change



an intimate banquette area across from the bar provides the spot for a tête-à-tête amid the crowd. both lounges and the restaurant cater wine and food. with their different moods and seating arrangements, guests can choose what suits them best.

lounge – rosé



the cinema breaks any pattern of normality and a feeling of crowdedness through a focus on design and quality. 26 comfortable recliners and side tables ensure a luxurious and tranquil viewing experience.

lounge – vert



the gallery has a backlit ceiling that doubles up as projection surface for the audio-visual performance space. the walls are finished in black mirror to immerse oneself in infinity. cpsh also comprises a terrace equipped with an open-air cinema for a unique outdoor soiree in the urban heart of shanghai.



dinning – sable


bar shelf details with jade glass


cinema – cramoisi


cinema – cramoisi


gallery with changing color backlit ceiling


project info:


client: cinker pictures 
opening date: 2017 nov
location: shanghai, china
area: 1000m2
interior design: cinker x space modification unit
local executive team: verve studio
project team: ted zhang, yumi yu, nico yan, cola song, torsten radunski, geraldine lo, penzo cao
photo: simple


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