Hard and Soft Decoration Concept Design
The request to transform a clothing store into a club has immediately intrigued us. This space is located in the heart of the French Concession in Shanghai on a lively street with both daytime and nocturnal activities. And it is precisely on the duality day/night that we have created the concept for a space that during the day is cafe and at night becomes cocktail bar. We got inspired by an ancient mythological tradition that belongs to the Iroquis culture according to which Mother Earth gave birth to two twin brothers, one right-handed and the other left-handed, who represent good and evil. Right-handed twin would dwell on earth first, creating the day, left-handed twin would dwell on Earth afterwards, creating the night. The name Left Hand Right and the retro graphics also allude in a more ironical way, to another american classic, the “speak easy”, an illicit establishment that sold alcoholic beverages during Prohibition. The stylistic choices, the finishes and the furnishings partially reuse the elements of the former clothing shop reshaping them in a blend of classic pieces from the 30ies with definitely more contemporary low-tech details.
Location: Wulumuqi Road No. 298 Shanghai - China
Year: Concept Design 2018
Area: 160 sqm