Starbucks Opens World's Largest Location in Shanghai
January 10, 2018
Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai
China has the world’s largest population—and, with the opening of the , the world’s largest . Its 30,000 square feet include three coffee bars and Asia’s first bakery and café, along with China’s first Starbucks Bar.
“The bar’s color was inspired by the lima green of clay teapots,” says , senior vice president of creative global design for Starbucks, “and the pattern by their texture. This is the first-ever 3-D printed bar made out of recycled plastic. There’s only one robot in the world that can print this.”
Furniture throughout was designed in collaboration with the Danish , and manufactured by local craftsmen. And the team surely needed a healthy jolt of caffeine to manufacture and engineer, in four short months, the 10,500 hexagonal tiles used as a ceiling canopy that resemble the lock of an espresso machine’s portafilter.