The first European store of the design brand Zens Lifestyle is situated on one of Amsterdam’s oldest canals. In this showroom of 32 square meters Zens presents its minimalist dishes and glassware, such as bowls, carafes, mugs as well as coffee and tea sets. SchilderScholte architects have created this delicate shrine-like interior to reflect the quality and design within the collection of this Asian brand. The interior is a synergy of local design methodology with oriental accents. From the outset of the project the architects looked at the differences in culture and used them as a design premise.
An absolute eye catcher in this modest but ultra stylish boutique is the mural on the back wall by Dutch artist Roger Cremers. The calm natural tones of the delicate wall painting are achieved using tea as a medium, an idea put forward by the architects themselves.