4 Must-See Retail Destinations in China and Japan

In China and Japan, intriguing designs by young talents move the merchandise.

1. X + Living Architectural Design (Shanghai) Co.

Project: Zhongshuge, Chengdu, China

Standout: As if a pebble had dropped in a pond, stepped seating ripples outward beneath the mirrored ceiling at Li Xiang’s sixth bookstore for the Zhongshuge chain.

Linehouse Shanghai Limited's Herschel Supply Company in Shanghai, China. Photography by Dirk Weiblen.

2. Linehouse Shanghai Limited

Project: Herschel Supply Company, Shanghai

Standout: Alex Mok and Briar Hickling gave a Canadian outdoor brand’s pop-up a deconstructed “mountain hut” constructed with interlocking pine beams.

Kino Architects' Orec Co. in Nagano, Japan. Photography by Daici Ano.

3. Kino Architects

Project: Orec Co., Nagano, Japan

Standout: To show off agricultural equipment to farmers driving by, Masahiro Kinoshita’s pavilion combines lots of glass outside with humble plywood inside.

Prism Design Consulting Shanghai Co. and Office Coastline's Runner Camp in Shanghai, China. Photography by Alessandro Wang.

4. Prism Design Consulting Shanghai Co. and Office Coastline

Project: Runner Camp, Shanghai

Standout: To evoke a track meet, Prism Design’s Katsuki Tomohiro and Office Coastline’s Matsushita Akihito, Wu Zhenyan, and Yang Zhenyu set LEDs into the concrete floor of this sneaker flagship.

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