© Golucci Interior Architects / Photography: Lulu Xi

While most handicraft stores are a tedious affair, Jing Fan offers shoppers a serene, well-designed shopping environment that makes you stay around, shift into lower gear over a cup of tea, and then shop some more. Situated in a restored traditional hutong in the historic heart of Beijing, the store carries a collection of traditional fans, presented in a contemporary interior design by local practice Golucci Interior Architects. The interior has been fully stripped and redesigned, and now features whitewashed walls, alternated by sections clad in timber, which as it happens, also extends onto the floor throughout the premises. Furnishings comprise of a robust sales desk, built-in cabinets, separate cabinets, displays, and shelving which all present Jing Fan‘s core product in different varieties. A section of the store offers shoppers the opportunity to customize their fan of choice, choosing styles, materials and colours. An elongated wooden table allows shoppers a place where to relax, sip tea or strike up a conversation. Opposite the sales desk, a small patio is situated which allows in floods of daylight, but also offers another spot where to retreat. Location: Jing Fan, 75 Nan Luo Gu Xiang (Andingmen).

© Golucci Interior Architects / Photography: Lulu Xi