Not long ago, I went to the South luogu Lane (old hotong in Beijing) again. Walk in this familiar place which I have visited uncountable times and enjoy the environment of the Hutong, I found a fan shop hidden behind two locust trees at the end of the hotong. Standing in front of the entrance and under the shadow of the tree, visitors can look through the big simple window. In this hot summer, even though there is shadow, the heat is still unbearable. When I stepped on the stairs, suddenly, my eyes were catch by a black cat sitting on the eaves. She seems like an agile black dress swordsman standing on the top and flaunt her prowess. There are two old trees which is a wonderful place for the cat to have fun in front of the entrance.
▼在入口回望南锣鼓巷，looking back to South Luogu Lane at the entrance
Walk into the shop, there is a fan retail space, various of fans displayed on the exhibition booth. Large area of wooden decoration is simple and quiet, willing to make a backing. Fans were displaying on exhibition booth, lots of customers were picking fans. Some of them like gentle round silk fan, some people like elegant and romantic folding fan, with the busy communication between customers and staffs. The cabinet under the showcase is much narrower than normal cabinet, because of the size of the fan. Light through the glass made fans have a great quality.
▼售卖&陈列空间，展示台上各式不同的扇子鳞次展开，fan retail space, fans were displaying on exhibition booth
▼灯光透过玻璃打在最上层抽屉里的扇子上，又使得扇子更加具有质感，light through the glass made fans have a great quality
▼从售卖区看向收银台，looking from retail space to the cashier
Keep going, the most pleasant courtyard in the space is on the opposite of the cashier bar. An entire glass wall not only sprinkles natural light into the interior, but also brings the landscape view of the courtyard into the interior. Customers slow down when they pass here. At the mention of fan bone, it is extremely fastidious, just for choosing material there are many difference, Jade bamboo, Phyllostachys aurea, Mottled bamboo and Meilu bamboo… For the shape, the bone is thin or thick and different types of fan head are all complex. There is a long table in the middle of the inside room. It is a lovely place for drinking tea and having a conversation.
▼收银吧台正对着这处空间中最宜人的庭院，the most pleasant courtyard in the space is on the opposite of the cashier bar
▼在闲时作为茶饮空间，在忙时作为陈列空间的长桌，the long table, a lovely place for drinking tea and having a conversation
▼从庭院透过玻璃看向收银台，looking from courtyard to the cashier through glass
▼从庭院透过玻璃看向长桌，looking from courtyard to the long table through glass
Sitting at the table, looking at the magnolia tree in the courtyard, a black cat which seems like the one I saw in front of the entrance is walking around the magnolia tree, and attracts a lot of attention. Staff told me, her name is Gege, and she looks like a real princess.
▼庭院里的白玉兰树和“格格”，the magnolia tree in the courtyard & Gege
This store named ‘Jing Fan’, located in Beijing, concentrate on making traditional Chinese fans. This store in South Luogu Lane is not only a selling space, but also a place for refined tastes people to drinking tea and having onversations. This fan shop designed by Golucci Interior Architects. It is a new experience for Golucci who focus on restaurant space design to create a retail store: “When people go through the South Luogu Lane, we try to create a leisurely and relaxed space for customers — the feeling like a person of refined tastes with a fan, a courtyard, a magnolia tree and a silent black cat ‘Gege’, enjoy this wonderful and cozy place.”
▼给雅士持一把扇子，给扇子置一个院子，给院子种一棵树，a person of refined tastes with a fan, a courtyard, a magnolia tree and a silent black cat ‘Gege’
▼轴测分解图，axonometric decomposition drawing
项目名称 : 京扇子
设计师(公司) : 古鲁奇公司
设计团队 : 利旭恒，赵爽，南成
客 户 : 京扇子
项目位置 : 北京南锣鼓巷
项目面积 : 150平方米
完成时间 : 2018年09月
摄 影 : 鲁鲁西
Project Name: JING FAN
Designer (Design company): Golucci Interior Architects
Design team: Lee Hsuheng, Zhao Shuang, Nan Cheng, Xu Jiaojiao
Client: Dian Dian Yipin Cha Chaan Teng
Location: Beijing, China
Built area: 150m2
Completion (date): 2018.9
Photographer: Lulu Xi