F212&F213, Deji Plaza, No.18 Zhongshan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing,
Monday – Sunday. 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Gentle Monster Nanjing Flagship Store takes inspiration from the theme of “The Breath” and was designed with various metaphors portraying thoughts and research on respiration.
Upon entering the store, one is faced with fish gliding slowly across the façade and hanging installations in the shape of air bladders. The installations visualize circulation of air and invite onlookers to take a breath. This scenery is then connected to kinetic installations that are in mid piston movement to supply energy for the entire space and focuses the viewers’ attention to breathing.
3 kinetic installations that face the counter represent organisms that were evolved purely for respiration. Viewers are encouraged to ponder upon the act of breathing by observing the organism with accentuated sensory organs comprised of tentacles that detect various senses.
Gentle Monster Nanjing Flagship Store is curated to enable visitors to extend their limit of imagination on the subject of ‘breathing’ through such installations formed of videography, movement of air and mechanical elements.