Visiting Shanghai FactoryFive Bike shop
We've heard that Shanghai bike shop Factory Five has recently opened a new shop, as we happened to be around area, we definitely would like to check out this cool place -- one of the most popular bikeshop in China.
The new store was designed by Shanghai-based design crew Linehouse Architecture. It is an open plan and occupies a converted 1600 sq. ft shell that is an interesting combination of bike shop, restoration space and beverage rest stop. The store includes a kitsch-fitted storefront designed to ease the rider while they saunter through the wide catalog of bike peripherals, while the back has a design office and workstation.
It really must be one of the coolest bike shops we’ve ever seen. You can try out new bikes here, you can get your current bike serviced, or simply just chat and stay for a beer. This is the kind of space that draws you in to experience the brand whether you had planned to shop or not — and that’s part of the goal of flagship retail design.
Let's take a look at some pictures of the store:
Photography by benoit florencon