cheungvogl: boat timber installation at aesop, hong kong
cheungvogl: boat timber installation at aesop, hong kong cheungvogl: boat timber installation at aesop, hong kong
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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