Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Lying on a busy corner surrounded by old buildings and shops, Trial stands out with its modern silhouette and cubical shape plugged in perfectly at the bottom corner of an old building, while providing the street a very interesting contrast through the blending of the old and the new.
“I am always into how details in a space echo with each other, it could be colours, lines or the structure itself. I wanted to showcase her silhouette with dynamics and how different lines, curved and linear interplay. The synergy found within is key in making this project unique.” Nichole
"I want to convey a message to the passers-by, something creative is always in construction and in progress, and they are essential to revitalisation and rejuvenation,"
The coffee shop may appear to be smoothly curved from afar, the curve smoothly leading the guests’ eyes to this colour popping coffee shop on a rather decaying street in the city. Yet, a closer look reveals that the designer has employed defining vertical lines to build structure. The combination of natural curves and defining lines portrays a firm yet fluid language.
“We often see scaffolding in old districts. To me, it symbolises construction and the mixture of the old and the new. I take inspiration from scaffolding in creating the façade of Trial. I want to convey a message to the passers-by, something creative is always in construction and in progress, and they are essential to revitalisation and rejuvenation,”
“Simply think out of the box and embrace any unexpected ideas that turn up, just like you never expect to see Trial before you turn a corner to Fleming Road.” Nichole
We aim to inspire the practice of thinking in different perspectives, rethinking the known and encourage discovery and exploration.
The colours and silhouette change along with movement and perspectives, so each guest coming from different directions can curate their own image towards the coffee shop.