Paul Xiaopu Wang

Paul Xiaopu Wang

New York, NY, US


A.Human SS19 Pop-up Store

_an immersive theatrical experience spotlights otherworldly body morphing accessories
_soho_new york
_10,000 sq.ft.
_de-yan_new york 2018

_photograph_billy farrell_bfa

The showcase is intended to be an immersive theatrical experience that complements the bizarre nature of the pieces – which has already caused a stir on social media, after being spotted on celebrities including Chrissie Teigen, Kim Kardashian and Tan France. In the exhibit, models that first appear to be mannequins are in fact real humans that have been choreographed to move, blink and bare their teeth. Other moving models can be found in glass cabinets along a hallway, which leads to a second room at the rear of the space. 

The space is an abstraction of the core idea of the body modifications, and how they evolve and grow with nature rather than against it. The inspiration of the space is rooted in nature and how living in balance is a crucial part of our future. Every part of the experience, has been designed to excite, provoke and inspire, blurring the line between reality and illusion. From the beating heart, that powers the entire space, to the ever changing mirror room, that uniquely reflects every guests individuality, each space is rooted in self expression and the human body. 

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Status: Built
Location: New York
My Role: #lead architectural designer #pm #site analysis #test fit #sd set #dd set #ca #experience design #rendering
Additional Credits: Design Team #dejan jovanovic #stefan djordjevic #jing ju #nikola denic #luke guyer #john patrikas
Production #ghost exp
Contruction & Fabrication #the factory nyc #standard transmission