Today, people have higher expectation than ever on in-store experience, For businesses,there's more focus than ever on going beyond the expected product or service to deliver a customer experience that truly differentiates. It is viral for retail store design to identify a way by which the brands can establish a strong connection with consumers, deliver brand value, and build sticky customer relationships.
Considering thesurrounding area, BEIJINGFUN, a historic and vibrant place, SODA imagines the VIVINEVO's first store with the perspective of art gallery, integrates brand experience into retail space, and develops an innovative solution to meet and exceed customers’expectations. The VIVINEVO Fragrance Art Gallery designed by SODA is becoming a popular destination in BEIJINGFUN.
SODA designs a flower façade to attract people from a distance, and invites them walk into the gallery through a perfume-bottle-shape entrance where customers are immersed in floral fragrance. A surging surface of a drop of perfume is enlarged and showed up following by. Customers are soaked in perfume and leave the gallery with a custormized one for their own.
Media space and experiential scene
Perfume is liquid, intangible, and gaseous. It is always in changing along the atmosphere though the time. The space as imagined container for perfume came into being. The dynamic and multi-level feature of fragrance was interpreted and became tangible in the interior design.
SODA applied the“media space”research and practical experience in the tangible design of smell, and integrated the virtual content with the physical space.
This project made a break through in the design of tangible smell experience. Unlike the traditional commercial spaces, whose primacy were visual experience at scale, VIVINEVO fragrance art gallery focus on the customers' smell experience, which brought up the following questions:
How to provide an olfactory experience?
How to combine smelland vision?
How to provide sensory experiences other than smell and vision?
In order to answerthe questions above, designer planed two dynamic digital combined exhibit modules.
details of the perfume bottles making up the installation
The entrance: SODA language—physical pixel installation. The designer collected
5000 perfume bottles and made a media structure out of them. The entrance is turned out into a colors-changing media that keeps rendering the atmosphere day and night.
reception at the entrance
the main hall
The main hall: a 20m length irregular curved surface with digital projection. The projected changing perfume texture renders the atmosphere of the space. The projected information adds another layer onthe texture and the exhibition, delivering the related knowledge of perfume to the customers, such as history and raw materials.
Interactive space design
SODA applied interactive space design method in this project to strengthen the participation in creating memorable experience.
Synesthesia interactive area
Synesthesia interaction: a moving image, odor, sound combined multi-sensory space. By picking up the receiver, the customers will trigger the change of background sound and the video, immerse themselves in the situation of a specific perfume while squeeze and release the odor. The synesthesia experience connects with memory and impressive thecustomers.
Content interactive area
Content interaction: an interactive process that makes people have a strong desire to explore. Customers touch the digital content and get immediate response while being amused by the interaction.
The circulation route is flexible and free to explore. Customers will be entertained while they visit the gallery following their own paths.
After Passing by, being attracted, experiencing a visual and olfactory feast, and playing with enjoyable interactions, customers finally arrive at the participatory perfume modulation and consumption area, where they are provided with rich fragrances to make their own unique perfumes according to personal preferences. An end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matter.
Project：VIVINEVO fragrance art gallery / Brand: VIVINEVO /Design Studio: SODAArchitects / Lead Designer:Jiang.Yuan & Song.Chen / Space & Digital Design Team: Chen Fei, Wang Jiashuai, Liu Panpa, Qiang Zhiwen, ZhangZhen, Li Hanwei, Dong Jiansheng, Hao Zhiyuan, Xiao Tianle, Li Ke, Wang Ren. / Project Location: BeijingFun, Langfang Toutiao, Xicheng District,Beijing / Gross Area: 314m² / Completion Year: 2020 / Main Material: GRG, Steel / Digital Instructions: Projection, LED, Sensor, Radar / Video Artist: WangYing / Photo Credits: ChenXiyu / Video：He Hui / Website: www.soda.archi / Contact: email@example.com