Mother Pearl
by A Work of Substance

Amanda Kho

A Work of Substance has designed a bubble tea shop with a dark olive green facade called Mother Pearl.

When sipping bubble tea, the spring-loaded pearls of tapioca instantly demands our attention.

Confronted by the unapologetic chew of the pearls, we unconsciously transcend into a state of unexpected satisfaction.

A pioneering advocate for healthy teahouses in Hong Kong, Mother Pearl encapsulates the deeply immersive bubble tea drinking experience through its magical concoctions.

From the cloud of pearl-shaped lights floating above, to the dark olive green facade that opens a portal to a mystical universe, Mother Pearl expresses dimension through its organic materiality, drawing the consumer deeper into the sweetness of the present.

This project has been longlisted in the small retail interior category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: A Work of Substance
Project: Mother Pearl

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