Housed in the newly opened L+Mall near Lujiazui, Shanghai’s flagship Galeries Lafayette offers five levels worth of women’s, men’s, lifestyle, and dining options. Brands range from home-grown labels like Dazzle Fashion’s Diamond Dazzle and Mao Baobao’s Chicco Mao to international brands like Jimmy Choo, Jacquemus, and Isabel Marant. As expected, these brands come with a rather hefty price tag, but this high-end mall is still worth a visit for its interior design and green balconies that are inspired by cascading rice terraces.
Working closely with French landscape designer Alexis Tricoire, GreenA materialised his designs and included air-purifying plants to improve the indoor air quality, merging functional beauty with wellness properties. Indoor plants with different leaves texture and colour were also chosen to provide the depth and layers. An all-green palette and the exclusion of any flowering species, at the request of the developer, helped create a sophisticated design.