Lane Crawford Shoe Library, Hong Kong 2012

The design concept of The Shoe Library, Lane Crawford Canton Road, is based on the aesthetics of ‘An enchanted lifestyle library”. It seeks to represent a renaissance of an old-world library dedicated to the modern-day lifestyle. At an astonishing floor area of 25,000 square foot, the project not only marks AFSO’s first multi-brand destination retail project, it is also his first collaboration with trendsetting retailer Lane Crawford to define luxury in the ever-changing fashion world.

AFSO seeks to infuse the rigorous architectural proportions of an aristocratic library into the store with a surprising modern twist. Inspiration arises from his belief that sophisticated customers around the world are affiliated to fine ergonomic experiences. This is represented by a simple open-plan for the entire floor-plate, in-keeping with the spirit of an art gallery.