For D. Casa is a futuristic showroom covering 5000 m2 within two three-floor buildings, called Tahie and Zancheng Plaza. The original concept for the project can be described as fragment architecture, the different spaces are visually connected by geometric and irregular patterns, created by the use of carefully selected materials: the unusual brushed brass walls with metal-effect finish paintings found in individual spaces stand out yet simultaneously create a uniform stylistic base. Tahie boasts a large lobby dominated by a statement staircase which connects the building’s three floors: as well as being a functional element the staircase also serves as an extraordinary display piece objets d’art and design items (housed in alcoves punctuating the structure), the staircase is partly made of lengths of marble inlaid with wood, and partly with the same materials inverted. At night, the outside walls are lit and one can see the inside of the showroom from outside. One of the most interesting areas is the room called Men’s Toys, this space – wholly designed by C14 – is devoted to cult objects for men. For D. is the house of luxury in China, a unique environment where visitors can shop whilst drawing inspiration from the space itself. Iconic brands from Italian home furnishing – Armani Casa, Fendi Casa, Bottega Veneta Home, Fontana Arte, Poltrona Frau, Venini, Flos, Kartell, Giorgetti and many others – sit happily together and offer Chinese consumers a taste of Italian style.
- Date : 01.01.2016
- Location : Hangzhou, China