A blend of fun, flexible, efficient and honest, The Gourmet Tea
shop design in Brazil’s biggest city São Paulo is both regional and universal,
responding to everyday needs for opening and closing while also
attractive to passerby pedestrians.
Designed by Alan Chu (images
by Djan Chu), the storefront is a patchwork of brightly-colored squares
and reflects the brand and its rich variety (35 flavors) of organic
teas to be found within.
But the patches are more than decorative – they unfold in various
ways to reveal everything from the store’s signage to its purchasing
counter and shelves full of wares.
Despite its apparent complexity, it is ultimately built of
inexpensive plywood and folds down into a space-saving box in a few
simple steps, making it a cost-effective solution for street-side