Marco Vanucci Opensystems Dice Retail Display
Dice Retail Display is Bronze Design Award winner in 2015 - 2016 Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Category.
Dice Retail Display

The project was promoted by the RIBA and aimed at establishing a collaboration between British architects and designers and Chinese retailers in Shanghai, Xintiandi. Opensystems was selected for its outstanding portfolio by Chinese fashions retailer Nn, Natural Gift. The brief was to mark the entrance of the flagship store in Xintiandi and enhance the customers' shopping experience. Dice is a unique and versatile artwork that captures the attention of the passers-by and offers a kaleidoscopic interplay for the customers becoming, at time, furniture as well as a display area.

Dice Retail Display
Marco Vanucci Opensystems Dice
Marco Vanucci Opensystems Retail Display
Marco Vanucci Opensystems design
Marco Vanucci Opensystems design
Marco Vanucci Opensystems

MARCO VANUCCI is founding director of OPENSYSTEMS Architecture. He studied architecture in Italy and in the UK where he graduated from the Architectural Association in 2004. He then worked for Zaha Hadid Architects where, among other projects, he was part of the design team for the new London Aquatic Centre for the Olympics 2012 and the Chanel Pavilion. He worked with AKTII Part Team where he found the opportunity to develop his interest for organizational and performative systems and the middle ground between architecture and engineering. At AKTII he was a member of the Parametric Applied Research Team ( ©) and worked on many seminal projects at the intersection of computational design, engineering and fabrication. Among them, he worked on the development and fabrication of the UK Pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai Expo, the Coca Cola pavilion for London 2012 and the Sheik Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi. Marco is currently Unit Master at the Architectural Association (Intermediate Unit 7) in London. He also taught Architectural Technology at KTH in Stockholm. Marco has taken part to several conferences and symposia ( Venice Biennale, Acadia2008, etc.) and has given lectures worldwide. His works have been featured in several international exhibitions in Europe and North America and he is a regular Guest Critic at the Architectural Association, Bartlett School, Columbia University, KTH Stockholm, Harvard GSD, ESA Paris and IAAC.

NN Natural Gifts

NN Natural Gift is a Chinese Fashion Retailer. Founded by young entrepreneur Mr. Alexander Chu, NN opened its first store in Shanghai in 2010 and it soon became the reference point for a niche and in the know clientele. The boutique boasts over 300 square meters of researched and innovative ideas. Following the success of the stores and his passion for fashion design, Mr.Chu awards scholarships to young Chinese designers to study in some of the most renowned schools in the UK such as Central St.Martin and Royal College of Fashion.