Hello, everyone, I am LA LUCE, a select shop. My owners are a buyer, Shani Wang , and a cobbler,Taiheng Chen. A little earlier, I heard a lot of conversations about making new clothes for me, so I began secretly sketching about how they will customize new clothes for me with pencils on the white paper. Although it is full of abstract strokes, it can also be felt with the rhythm of strokes, which are gentle, quiet, full and substantial, very subtle, not easy to detect, but very assured and very persistent.
▼项目与周边环境概览，overall of the project and surrounding environment ©吴鲜贤
Shanghai’s old foreign-style houses are always easy to leak and moldy. Because of the sun and rain, even the whole street of platanus orientalis also become mottled and fragmented. And now, I want to be beautiful again. Over the years, I have provided others with many beautiful new clothes, and it’s time for me to change new clothes.
▼店铺原状，original state of the store ©吴鲜贤
Between narrow and long shops, it is the street inertia of old foreign-style house in Shanghai, and I am no exception. My owner and designer followed the design in the street, they lengthen the space by the street scene, co-existing with scattered western-style buildings and elegant platanus orientalis. There is an ancient well in the courtyard, where they put green plants that have rooted in the land, sharing the space with me. The paint of this courtyard is also specially selected, which is sun-resistant, but also water-proof, coated with three layers, and much stronger as expected. The palm catels in the courtyard store many site memories, also sore sunlight, rain, dew in the morning, the noise of pedestrians floating, and small beetles that occasionally fly to stay for a while. Here with me, you have leisure enough to feel your clothes. If you are tired of work or have no mood, you can come to me, chat with my owner Shani in the faint light of the early sun, listen to music, choose one or two favorite clothes, clean up my mood and set out again.
▼店铺入口，entrance of the project ©吴鲜贤
Under the platanus orientalis, because of the charm, I can feel the last bloom of every branch and leaf of the platanus orientalis in winter, and see a large area of light moving. At the moment, they swing with the bright or dark shadow, sunny or cloudy, full of changes. The beautiful shadow is the most secret projection of my heart. The light and shadow under the platanus orientalis must like me, and try to get close to me. Even if there is no wind, I can see that the light gradually moves to me, and even breaks into my heart.
▼门头细部与梧桐树影，storefront and the platanus orientalis ©吴鲜贤
Light, she disappears.The passers-by at the door who are seemingly disordered but have some rhythm pass wave by wave, slow but not impatient, and the road has become the most natural fashion show, no relation with romantic, identity, gender, age, taste. This is the perspective that I look out every day, looking forward to one day you can turn around for me. Light, she appears again.I retreat deeper and play hide-and-seek with light. In new clothes, I am more loved by light, she breaks into my heart more obviously, this will be her ambiguous all the year round.
▼阳光透过梧桐树梢在店铺立面上投下阴影，Sunlight filtered through the top of the tree and cast shadows on the shop facade ©吴鲜贤
▼光影效果，Light and shadow ©吴鲜贤
From the entrance, my ground lays with roses, which extends to the interior. The roses are selected natural river stones, emitting the texture of the tide in the fine stone penetration. Compared with the terrazzos, the roses are less suffering, but can show the most natural and simple feeling.
▼由室内看入口庭院与街道，viewing the entrance courtyard and the street from interior ©吴鲜贤
▼地面与接待台石材细部，details of the floor and the counter ©吴鲜贤
The interior walls are painted with the same color as the courtyard walls, so that the visual connection between the inside and the outside is maintained, and then guided to Master Chen’s workshop. Hangers are all replaced, and the neat metal hangers are as neat as the clothes I collected. Here is more like a changing cloakroom, every time you come to pick out the favorite clothes, if you want to make handmade leather goods, you can make an appointment with Master Chen to customize your own leather goods.
▼室内前后空间由可移动窗帘分隔，The front and rear spaces are separated by movable curtains ©吴鲜贤
▼服装陈列区与皮料展示区，display area ©吴鲜贤
Master Chen fills my newly added shelves with his collection of hand tools, each of them is very exquisite. I was originally a hallway, but later became a tool display area for handmade leather goods. Going straight ahead, you’ll hear all kinds of the sound that Master Chen makes leather goods, dong, dong dong, dong, dong dong… I enjoy the scene that Master Chen works hard carefully. He is very careful to all his works. Master Chen’s rope passes through the leather bag, the pulsating sound smoothly passes through your eardrum, and every needle is looking for an outlet for relief. It is definitely the most precious blessing to get the leather goods made by Master Chen himself.
▼皮具制作间，the workshop ©吴鲜贤
Back to the street scene of people coming and going and plane trees swaying, back to the wilderness of endless time, no sooner or later, you happened to stop at my door, I must be happy to sigh in the heart: I finally meet you!
项目设计 & 完成年份：2021/08 & 2021/10
Project name：LA LUCE
Design year & Completion Year ：2021/08 & 2021/10
Leader designer & Team
Leader designer：Shian Wu、Lareine Zhao
Team：Angie Liu 、 TingTing Liu
Gross Built Area：80㎡
Photo credits：Shian Wu
Brands / Products used in the projrct：washed stone、lacquer、stainless stee