Sun Le Tea House
Guan She, Liangmaqiao, Beijing
Tea Shop
Office & Retail
25 December 2020 to 30 March 2021

69 sq M

Sunle is a small retail tea shop with a tasting bar and a small semi private room. The materiality of the space is paramount to the design. The focus of the space is a large bar fashioned from a single slab of natural wood. The bar in turn is backed by a wall of pressed blocks of tea combined with contrasting shelves of sand blasted stainless steel. The façade maintains the textured materiality of the interior by using a grey pebble wash. Overall the space resonates with a tactile sense of the natural, while having hints of a relationship with an east Asian Zen aesthetic.