Directed by Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” has pink and blue as its theme colors, and had therefore created a fairy-tale-like visual effect with an extremely soothing magic, delivering surreal wonderful feelings for the audience. Colors represent feelings, express emotions, and push the plot forward. For designers, the essence of color aesthetics also plays the role of magic stones in the creation of dreamy spaces.
“Everyone’s childhood memories are colorful. It has donuts, candy houses, and even candied haw berries by the street. These bits and pieces of colors, various circle and round shapes woven in my childhood and become its textures.” Designer Salone said in the explanation of the design inspiration for Judy’s Patisserie, “I have my nostalgia towards the childhood introduced into the dessert shop. Because sweetness reminds me of colors, and round shape stands for infinity. ”
▼室内一览，overall view of the interior
Dreamy Space with Immersive Experience
Judy’s Patisserie位处郑州永威木色购物公园一层。商业与文艺的契合，让小而美成为新的审美偏好，富有创意的Shopping Mall建筑也给城市带来更多的趣味。人都是视觉动物，会对美的事物怀抱善意。街边的一处风景，一个定格镜头或是一幕美妙的场景，都将引发共鸣。甜品店占据了临街的有利位置，设计师大胆以橱窗展陈的方式造境，微甜而优雅的色彩美学，极具吸睛的装置艺术，让消费者无论身处何地，都期待进入甜品屋，开启一段沉浸式梦幻之旅。
Judy’s Patisserie is located on the first floor of the Zhengzhou Muse Park. The combination of business and art makes small yet beautiful spaces become the new aesthetic preference. Creative architectures of shopping malls also bring vitality to the city. As visual animals, people holds good intentions towards beautiful things– they resonate with the scenery at the corner of the street, a fixed shot or a wonderful setting. Judy’s Patisserie occupies a favorable position on the street, so designers boldly use window display as the way of aura creation. Both the elegant color palette with a touch a sweetness, and the eye-catching installations invite customers from everywhere to join this dream-like journey.
▼甜品店外观，external view of the store
“Life is like a ‘Vanity Fair’, where designers play the roles of dream makers. Director Wes Anderson uses multiple colors to present different settings and characters from various time background in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, and I get inspired by it and apply this idea into the design of this project.” Colors gather in the dessert shop are living coral, cerise, pine green, tartrazine, etc. Their organic integration is both passionate and restraint.
Colors are not only act as visual focus, but also plays the role of functional zoning. Living coral is the Pantone Color of 2019. This natural tone color has warm and healing temperament, and is therefore selected by the designer as one of the main colors of the dining area. Accompanied by pine green, a special fresh style comes into being.
▼以珊瑚橘为主色调的空间，interior space in living coral palette
Square & Round, the Coexistence of the Playful & the Warm
In ancient times, Chinese people worshiped a simple philosophy of “Round Heaven & Square Earth ” for round stands for “infinite” possibilities. This “round” language appears everywhere in this dessert shop. The entrance is quite decorative with the “circle” integrated in square. It has double circle in a relatively large scale, single circle window opens, and even custom-made oval shape signboard. They have refined proportion and diversified designs.
exploded axonometric with round figures
Entering into the inside, designers stick to the “Round” theme in each and every aspect of design. From the domed ceiling to the arched floor lamp structure, and the rounded shapes of the furniture, the philosophy between round and square has been ingeniously interpreted. Looking up, one obtains the heartfelt sweetness from the hanging “candy” installation. Heads down, one gets to play and explore the circle patterns on the floor.
When the “Round” elements repeated for multiple times, it inevitably poses challenges for designers’ and the construction teams’ expertise, that is how to seamlessly introduce different “round” shape components into spaces, and to have function and aesthetics requirements met at the same time.
▼展示和收银台，counter and showcase
Abundant materials, geometric designs, and multiple colors used in this dessert shop seems very much like paying homage to Art Deco. They looks “dazzling”, but follows sophisticated rules. Stepping into Judy’s Patisserie, one feels like walking into a kaleidoscope in a dream. The ingenious spatial layout has its secret designs hidden- many heart shapes come in to being, should you remove the false ceilings and walls.
“It originates from my childhood memory. It is so sweet that my heart can feel it. If time changes every thing, then for us, it is the Utopian-like setting that works as carrier of our emotions and brings us back to the warm childhood time.” said Salone. This kind of “Link It All” way of design seems extremely playful, yet has complete a metaphor through the spatial layout, creating a “dream-building” romantic dessert house with the story of time.
▼色彩斑斓的室内空间，colorful interior space
Detail Makes The French Elegance
The french elegance is all about details, and only with the emphasize of details can perfection be achieved. With terrazzo as the countertop and circled metal as the edging, the bar counter comes into being in an enclosing manner. Black and white tiles extends to the two sides, defining the central area of the shop. Around the bar, three dining areas are divided by different color shades.
▼分解轴测图，不同颜色的用餐区域，exploded axonometric, dining space in different colors
Cerise dining area is the largest one. With the tone-on-tone false ceiling in plaid design and groups of symmetrical velvet sofa, it’s mysteriously charming. Living coral and cream color dining areas are on each of its side. Together with pine green cushioned sofa, these two looks more fresh and natural. Furniture used also tends to express the essence of design. For example, the table design pays homage to the sketch of Italian brand VENINI’s master products in its early stage, while the innovative leg tries to restore the lightness and exquisite beauty of the glass products.
▼樱桃红的主用餐区，main dining space in cerise
▼主用餐区一侧为珊瑚橘色用餐区，dining space in living coral
▼珊瑚橘色用餐区，dining space in living coral
▼奶油色用餐区，dining space in cream color
For a dessert stop, the product is at its core. General lighting of the shop is relatively dim, while each seat has its focused light, so as to create a more sophisticated dining atmosphere through the contrast of light and dark. The golden copper is used as the “magic code” for the edgings, and the texture of the matte surface adds a fascinating touch to the industrial style.
“The design principle we follow is to create tailor-made shops for each brand. We study the brand culture together with the clients, so as to have the value of the it fully released.” designer Salone has a clear understanding towards the commercial space design, “Although shops need to be updated from time to time, they must have their own frequency. We have no interest in creating meteors whose beauty only last for a moment. Only by thoroughly study the business model, can we present a long-lasting star in the industry together with our clients. ”
室内设计：SALONE DEL SALON得德设计
Project Name: Judy’s Patisserie Dessert Shop
Interior Design: SALONE DEL SALON
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Project Location: Zhengzhou, China
Completion Date: June, 2019
Chief Designer: Salone
Team Member: Zheng Weibang, Yue Qunyang, Li Lingfeng, Zhao Tianyi, Li Bin
Construction team：Henan Hexin Decoration Engineering Co. Ltd.
Photographer: Xiao En
Photographer Assistant: Huang Xinhui
Client: Judy’s Patisserie