“There is a place, like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, of mystery…”, Mad Hatter, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. When you enter ‘green massage’ Madang Road, this “Rabbit Hole” shrinks your reality and leads into a fantasy forest that is “magnified”. The process gradually disconnects your tired body from reality, and reorganizes a new sensory experience. “We have created a “rabbit hole” to lead you out of the stress and tension of an incongruous reality with non-incongruous comfort and tolerance”.
Green massage Madang Road is in the comprehensive commercial property of a prominent large red building in the centre of Shanghai, designed by Jean Nouvel as “la rue des 1000 jarres rouges”. The space is devoid of bright lights or large open windows. A quiet and relaxing atmosphere is the basic tone of the massage space located on the second open basement floor. “We turned the defect into an advantage, creating the entrance just as a “rabbit hole”.
We covered the entrance with large green plants, lit by glowworm lights. Upon entering the cave, dim lights and oversized fantasy flowers lead you into the garden area”. The dancing glowworm light in the massage area guides you into a deeper maze of fascinating flowers. The gradient light becomes the stage spotlight of the cave. Irregular mirrors once again reflect the fantastic feeling of a dreamlike world.
Photo © Yunpu Cai