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Tea Lounge, Rendez-Vous, SKP Beijing.
Photography by SKP
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Café, Rendez-Vous, SKP Beijing
Photography by SKP

Our client’s space on the fourth floor of SKP Beijing was a huge food court and luxury brands within concession. Our client travels the world all the time, he’s fond of good coffee, tea, wine, his son is obsessed with French cheeses. He buys loads of books. He’s interested in art.

He was dreaming up what was next, mulling over this idea about how he could create his own lifestyle brand wrapped around all these things. The name of Rendez-Vous came up and he said, guys I need you to put an interior design slant on this”. We went through a number of configurations. The lighting was important, flexibility, the smells, the whole atmosphere to get people in. 

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Bookshop, Rendez-Vous, SKP Beijing.
Photography by SKP

The space is designed to curate a myriad of operators from a wine bar to an artisanal cheese room. A book store connects the space’s creative and cultural elements. Materials – walnut, marble, brushed brass — and simple palette create a timeless, yet intimate mood enhanced by a variety of lighting to delineate different areas. 

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Bookshop, Rendez-Vous, SKP Xi'an
Photography by Kristen Pelou
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Mezzanine, Rendez-Vous, SKP Xi'an
Photography by Kristen Pelou

The concept is designed to be scaleable. The second Rendez-Vous in SKP Xi’an, which opened in 2018, is twice the space and triple height with mezzanines.

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Café, Rendez-Vous, SKP Xi'an
Photography by Kristen Pelou
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Mezzanine Bar, Rendez-Vous, SKP Xi'an
Photography by Kristen Pelou
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Café, Rendez-Vous, SKP Xi'an
Photography by Kristen Pelou