aEthEr 以太


概念演变/ 自然的造物 Concept | Creation of Nature


The concept "Aether" originates from ancient Greece, known as the "fifth element" in addition to the four elements of earth, water, air and fire. It is believed to the medium of all physical phenomena, the basic substance that fills the vacuum of the universe, and the component of all elementary particles of matter.



The fifth element "Aether",

image from the Internet


From macrocosm to micro nature, from the motion of sun, moon and stars to the fission of cells, all are included in one conceptual system. All beings interact and fuse with other, forming an endless cycle.

品牌延展/ 情感的连结 Brand | Emotional Connection

这亦是,aEthEr以太的品牌命名来源。探索属于自然的形式与形态,达成从0到1的创新,而不是从1到N的复制。 作为独立创作型地毯品牌,aEthEr希望成为空间传递的媒介,由“躺平”姿势转化为抒发情绪的载体。

This explains the logic behind the naming of aEthEr, a carpet brand that explores natural forms and constantly innovates instead of replicating. As a designer carpet brand, aEthEr hopes its products act as a medium that expresses emotions of space.

设计师王琛Wang Chen设计的“JIA”系列地毯,以自然为发想,自由围合,交织成有机构图的“流动雕塑”。实体的创作隐含自然性,且贴近人性,在充斥戒备与疏离的都市背景中,激发人与人更纯粹和自发的交流方式。

The brand's JIA Series carpet, designed by Wang Chen, is inspired by nature. Its organic, freely interweaving composition forms a "fluid sculpture". The creation of the carpet implies naturalness, and echoes human nature. In an urban social context awash with vigilance and alienation, it stimulates pure and spontaneous interaction among people.


The landscape photography work "The Power of Growth" by the brand's principal Li Wei, directly dialogues with nature and presents order and dynamism in the wild forest. The textures and colors of natural organisms inspire the brand space's positioning for seasonal curation, and breed a series of carpet works that convey natural emotions in daily life.

生长的力量 © 李玮

The Power of Growth © Li Wei

空间设计/ 穿透与延伸 Spatial Design | Penetration and Extension


As conceiving this showroom, OUTIN. DESIGN intended to create a new way of exhibition by making use of the spatial form. With full consideration into the reasonableness of construction, the presentation of art, the commercial logic, and the interaction between people and the space, OUTIN. DESIGN team approached the design in an organic and experimental manner.

概念图 © 正反设计

Conceptual diagram © OUTIN. DESIGN

空间分析 © 正反设计

Spatial diagram © OUTIN. DESIGN


Organic asymmetrical layout and interweaving blocks define a polygonal space, and endow it with architectural beauty and strength. A twisting circulation runs through the entire space. The staggered frames separate yet link different areas, enhancing the fluidity of light, air and producing playful visual and auditory experience.




Starting from the narrow entrance, the view gradually opens up. Light, shadows, structures and colors are combined to evoke infinite imagination within the limited space, where simplistic forms and rich details are fully presented. The design takes element units as nodes, to extend the visual and activity field and compose the overall space.

The interpenetrating surfaces blur the spatial order, and the transition of material textures implies the balance of the natural and the artificial. Featuring geometric composition and an artistic form, the staircase functions as an effective medium for guiding the experiential route, and acts as a visual highlight of the space as well.

The design emphasizes the symbiosis of architectural space and nature. The rectangular atrium incorporates the tension of light and shadows, creates a soft atmosphere with indirect light sources, and increases the spatial scale. Each element in the space is like an organism, conveying the emotions of its creators.

艺术呈现/ 化无形为有形 Artistic Presentation | Turning the intangible into the Tangible


Through simulating the state of nature and adopting structural expressions derived from natural gardens, the designers created a tangible, imaginative art installation, which injects an organic character and aesthetic lines into the space.


The old texture of waste material carries the traces of time. After processing, it reveals a sense of strength and beauty more relevant to life, and also softens the hardness of industrial civilization.

建造记录/ 原物的衍生 Construction | Evolving from what Already Existed


Architecture often reflects the living habits and cultural memory of urban people. This is especially true to old buildings. After renovation, this architectural space becomes a mix of past memory, light, shadows and emotions. Its image reveals the fragments of daily life, as well as new thoughts on the relationship among nature, city and human.


项目地点|中国 浙江





设计公司|正反设计/OUTIN. DESIGN

主创设计|王琛 W.C

设计管理|正反OUTIN - R.E.C Team

道具制造|正反OUTIN - R.E,C Team

灯光设计|正反OUTIN - R.E.C Team*云曦照明


品牌视觉|BLacK SHeeP


项目拍摄|Wen Studio

Project name: aEthEr Showroom

Location: DERLOOK, Zhejiang, China

Completion time: 2020

Client: aEthEr

Area: 98 square meters

Design firm: OUTIN. DESIGN

Lead designer: W.C

Design management: OUTIN - R.E.C Team

Props production: OUTIN - R.E.C Team

Lighting Design: OUTIN - R.E.C Team, Yunxi Lighting Co, Ltd

Brand naming: Wang Chen

Brand VI: BLacK SHeeP

Market promotion: Shajun

Photography: Wen Studio