Developed over two floors and a total surface area of ​​3,500 square metres, Molteni Group has recently inaugurated a space which hosts the Molteni&C Flagship Store and the UniFor Showroom: the largest to date

The Molteni Group inaugurated in Shanghai, in collaboration with Domus Tiandi, its largest Flagship Store Molteni&C and the Showroom UniFor strong>. With a surface area of ​​3,500 square metres, the two-storey store hosts the Molteni&C Collections, offices, an art gallery which exhibits Gio Ponti and the Heritage Collection is an immersive UniFor space for architects and designers. The store also includes an indoor-outdoor restaurant.

Located in the "Golden Union Shi bo" complex near the Huangpu River, adjacent to the Shanghai Power Station of Art and the Expo Riverside Dingbo Tower, the site was once an industrial heritage park.

The Flagship Store's philosophy reflects profound cultural and artistic significance.

Creative director Vincent Van Duysen designed the store with a palace atmosphere, featuring uncluttered rooms, grand perspectives and a sculptural staircase, incorporating elements of Chinese culture into the classic Molteni style.

The Brutalist architecture of the building, with exposed concrete columns, blends with new spaces, portals and metal details, creating a cohesive and elegant environment.

The Flagship Store is acelebration of architecture, showcasing works by renowned designers such as Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners, Ron Gilad, Yabu Pushelberg, Herzog & de Meuron, Gio Ponti, Aldo Rossi and Luca Meda.

The dining area on the ground floor welcomes guests with the Mateo table in Calacatta marble by Van Duysen and the Tea chairs by Jasper Morrison, alongside the Cinnamon armchair by Naoto Fukasawa.

Among the highlights are the Old Ford table by Rodolfo Dordoni, the Porta Volta chair by Herzog & de Meuron, the Augusto sofa and the Paula armchair by Van Duysen, Teorema by Ron Gilad and the Sistema 505UP by Nicola Gallizia.

The sleeping area is characterized by the Ovidio bed by Van Duysen, the Password system by Dante Bonuccelli and the Mateo table with Porta Volta chairs. The Gliss Master walk-in wardrobe system, combined with the Tuscany chaise longue by Fukasawa, offers a serene atmosphere. Another bedroom features the Anton bed, Van Duysen's Marteen sofa and the iconic D.154.2 armchair.

The kitchen area highlights the Molteni&C Dada Engineered Ratio kitchen by Van Duysen, the Diamond table by Patricia Urquiola and the Horizons sideboard by Bonuccelli. A fireplace embellishes the living area, characterized by the Cleo sofa and the Walter armchair by Van Duysen, and pieces from the Heritage Collection, such as the D.153.1 armchair by Gio Ponti and the Blevio table by Ignazio Gardella.

A spiral staircase connects the two floors and leads to an art gallery on the first floor with drawings by Gio Ponti and the Heritage Collection. The concrete space of the gallery hosts iconic pieces such as the D.154.2 armchair, the D.151.4 cruise ship armchair, the D.153.1 private home armchair, the D.150.5 outdoor chaise longue, the D.552.2 coffee table and the D.847.1 console.

Visitors then enter the UniFor world through a glass door customised by Renzo Piano. In an area of 300 square meters, a showcase for the experience in designing large-scale projects, with the Parigi armchair, the Cartesio bookcase, the Consiglio table, the Museo chair by Aldo Rossi, the PRINCIPLES collection by OMA, the TDU mobile workstation by Studio Klass, the X Shelving system by Foster. + Partners and a height-adjustable modular workstation.

The meeting room, delimited by RP glass walls, includes a 4.80 meter Element 02 meeting table by Foster + Partners. The operational area is characterized by the single Flipper tables, winners of the Compasso d'Oro, by Pagani and Perversi and by the S/200 height-adjustable bench.

Inside the store there is also the Charcoal Restaurant, which displays pieces from the first Molteni&C Outdoor collections , such as the Palinfrasca armchair and sofa and the Phoenix seats. The restaurant integrates with naturalistic elements, providing a relaxing environment with interior pieces such as the D.859.1 table by Gio Ponti, the Woody and Devon chairs by Francesco Meda and Rodolfo Dordoni.