Accessories display
Interior view
Interior view

Universal Design Studio is pleased to announce the completion of their first project in China: the flagship store for new womenswear label, Maryling. The new concept store will join international luxury brands in the prestigious Grand Gateway Mall in the Xu Jia Hui area of Shanghai.

Location: - Shanghai, China

Client: - Maryling

Photographer: - Kevin Kang

Works: - Interior and Furniture Design

Specification: - Retail


Accessories display wall
Interior view
Accessories display table

Spatially, the store is generous and gallery-like. The neutral tone of the architectural palette enhances and compliments the sculptural qualities of the apparel on display. The perimeter walls are covered with carved acrylic panels that are subtly lit by recessed lighting in the floor and lean against reflective silver grey walls. The conceptual components and furniture within the space have a geometric, sculptural quality adding to the gallery feel.


Shopfront elevation
Bronze mirror display
Bronze mirror display

Lightweight angular lines make up the suspended hanging rails and the dressing rooms are free-standing bronzed glass structures. These fade from solid mirror to clear revealing a flash of the cherry-red velvet lining – in contrast to the architectural shell. Large slices of thick, clear acrylic form the cash desk and display tables, creating the illusion of ‘floating’ masses in the centre of the floor. These generously proportioned acrylic structures feel both luxe and technical, a reference to the innovative prints and textures that appear within the Maryling collection.