Gallery: Alan Chu’s Gourmet Tea Shop in São Paulo Folds Out From the Wa...


The Gourmet Tea is a tiny store in São Paulo which offers a world of flavors in a shop that unfolds onto the street from a compact cube. Drawing inspiration from the tea company’s colorful product packaging, architect Alan Chu created the kinetic micro shop, which somewhat resembles a Mondrian painting when closed (folded) up. When open, the shop is a modest but playful place to explore the leafy goodness. Chu even managed to place a small bistro behind the counter.

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