The Dunn Paint Concept Store, located in Nanning, was completed in December 2021. The store's design is inspired by the moon's surface, specifically its impact craters formed by ancient asteroid impacts. The store's interior design utilizes the rich color changes and texture variations of the same color paint to reflect the diversity and layering of paint products. This approach creates a warm, natural, and rustic atmosphere that contrasts with the typical colorful design of paint stores.
The store's unique properties lie in its harmonious and novel combination of functions. During the day, it operates as a café, offering coffee to its customers. At night, it transforms into a wine bar, while paint is available for sale throughout the day. This unusual combination creates a novel, science fiction, and romantic atmosphere that is full of novelty.
The design of the Dunn Paint Concept Store faced the creative challenge of blending a paint retail store and café into a cohesive space. The solution was to use a micro-cement solid color that continues from the floor to the wall, setting a unified tone for the space. This design choice not only creates a warm and rustic atmosphere but also highlights the diversity and layering of the paint products on sale.
As a testament to its innovative design, the Dunn Paint Concept Store was awarded the Silver A' Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award in 2023. The award recognizes top-of-the-line, creative, and professionally remarkable designs that illustrate outstanding expertise and innovation. These designs, admired for their strong technical characteristics and splendid artistic skill, introduce positive feelings, amazement, and wonder.
The Dunn Paint Concept Store is a testament to Huang Xuanhen's innovative approach to retail design. By combining the functions of a paint retail store and café, the store offers a unique retail experience that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The store's design, inspired by the moon's surface, creates a warm and rustic atmosphere that is both inviting and novel.
Project Designers: Huang xuanheng
Image Credits: Copyright：Guangxi Xuanheng Architectural Design Co. LTD
Project Team Members: Huang xuanheng
Project Name: Dunn Paint
Project Client: Huang xuanheng