More Design Office’s new treatment spa for Hong Kong based mtm Skincare is a hidden gem accessed via a gently curving feature stair.
▼ 香港护肤品牌MTM，mtm Skincare
一层 First Floor
Situated in Chengdu’s Taikoo Li, the 400sqm spa has 2 main functions, a retail-orientated ground floor where customers can have their skin analysied by mtm’s consultants who can recommend custom-made skin products. On the 2nd floor is expansive treatment area where the clients can receive facial treatments and massage. As part of mtm’s China presence MDO developed a new store for the concept which highlights the scientific and bespoke nature to mtm’s service. Referring to the brand’s Japanese origins, the new palette is neutral in colour, with natural materials of stone and timber carefully detailed, and focus on space and boundaries. The two functions of retail and treatment are separated vertically. The feature stair becomes the boundary and transition space organizing public/private, fast/slow, clinical/spa. As guests climb the stair the ceiling folds over and the walls are lit by hidden uplights creating a warm and comforting environment.
▼ 一层接待空间，The reception on the first floor
▼ 天花依次折叠，隐藏的上射灯照亮了墙面，The stair the ceiling folds over and the walls are lit by hidden uplights
▼ 主题楼梯成为一个边界和过渡区域，The feature stair becomes the boundary and transition space
二层 Second Floor
The second floor spaces are lit with just floor washers which graze the lower walls to create a Zen like experience, taking the visitors far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
▼ 二层接待区，Reception on the second floor
▼ 灯光营造出一个温暖舒适的氛围，The lighting creates a warm and comforting environment
屏风隔间 Booths with Japanese screen
The guests meet with the consultants in specially design booths where their skin can be analyzed. The process is open, but privacy is achieved by a series of layers which draw reference from the Japanese screen (Koshi,格子).
▼ 日式屏风保护顾客的隐私，Privacy is achieved by the Japanese screen
▼ 零售和理疗，Retail and treatment
▼ 一层平面，First Floor
▼ 二层平面，Second Floor
MTM SKINCARE TAIKOO LI, CHENGDU/ MTM SKINCARE 太古里, 成都
Area: 350sqm/ 面积：350平方米
Status: completed 2014/ 状态：2014完成