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Time Capsule Cafe, Shanghai, CN

Jennifer and Matt were cofounders of Studio Aotu based in Shanghai. As the lead designer, Jennifer was tasked, by the owner of the cafe, with creating a unique concept that would invoke the idea of a time capsule.  With this brief in mind, Jennifer conceived the idea of the machinery of time at work throughout the cafe. She invoked this feeling with a series of levers, pullies and various other elements of balance and mechanical movement. This theme was thoughtfully utilized throughout the lighting, furniture, and artwork of the cafe.

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