Shine Store, Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Causway Bay is the new home to one of the country's most contemporary and avant-garde fashion shops.Shine, designed by architect Nelson Chow, has a bold, contrasting black and white pallet, interesting lighting features, and unique merchandise display units.

The shop was inspired by the shape of a star, which was translated into the space by covering the ceiling with a high gloss white and coating the surrounding walls with all black. Chow created a collection of interesting architectural highlights for the store consisting of a tall asymmetrical room with a pivoted, angled ceiling, a suspended staircase which is vibrantly lit from underneath, and a series of white cables at the ceiling of the main space, reaching from wall to wall. The space is designed to be the perfect juxtaposition of bold and edgy, which is reflective of the fashion retailer.

(Photography: Dennis Lo Designs)