COORDINATION ASIA is an award-winning agency for architecture and interior design, specialising in creating dynamic and bold environments for museums, exhibitions, retail spaces and hospitality services. Our constant search for innovative ideas and extraordinary design solutions is what sets us apart.
We think strategically, design passionately, and plan reliably.
COORDINATION ASIA offers more than just concepts. An all-around design consultancy, we provide a range of services, ranging from brand consulting and design conceptualisation to detail design, realisation, and supervision. Our clients praise us for our content-driven approach, as well as for our dedicated and reliable professionalism. From understanding the needs of the client to drafting ideas and final realisation, we believe in constantly thinking one step ahead and providing our clients with comprehensive service they can rely on. Our Shanghai-based studio consists of an international team whose design strategies take into account aesthetic, cultural, and social considerations alongside the brand message and content. A diverse variety of mindsets and skills are what enable us to offer insightful perspectives and unique solutions, time after time.
COORDINATION ASIA was founded and managed by architect Tilman Thürmer, who also co-founded COORDINATION Berlin with architect Jochen Gringmuth and product designer Flip Sellin.
我们的故事 // 如我们的名称所体现的，协调亚洲提供的不仅仅是设计的思想体系或概念，而是一整套全方位的设计咨询服务，范围涵盖从品牌咨询、概念设计，到深化设计，以及专业的实施方案和现场监理等内容。并因为我们以内容为核心的出发点，尽心尽责的服务态度和可靠的专业背景而受到客户的一致赞扬。从了解客户的需求，到第一笔草图的勾勒，直至最终的实现，我们始终坚信应该保持领先一步的思考，同时为客户提供值得信赖的最佳的全面综合性服务。 我们的上海工作室由一个国际化的团队组成，每个具体项目的设计策略都经过美学、文化以及社会环境等方面的思考，并结合其品牌信息或相关展示内容。不同的文化背景和专业技能使我们经常能够提出具有深刻见解，令人耳目一新的视角以及独特的解决方案。
协调亚洲由建筑师迪尔曼·图蒙(Tilman Thürmer)创立并管理，他同时也和建筑师约翰·格林姆斯(Jochen Gringmuth)以及产品设计师菲利普·塞林(Flip Sellin)共同创立了协调柏林工作室。
For the first time ever we created our very own design magazine. In it you’ll find insights about what we do at COORDINATION ASIA, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at our design team and how they work. More than just corporate news, we also curated a selection of articles about life and design in flourishing China.
Contact us and we’ll send you a free copy of the magazine.
COORDINATION ASIA projects range beyond what you see here. Our c-book offers a complete and comprehensive look at the DNA of our agency. If you’d like to know more about who we are and what we do, get in touch and we’ll send you a copy of our c-book for free.
Our Service Packages
COORDINATION ASIA provides a range of comprehensive design and consultancy services that ensures every concept is followed to perfection. From the very first brief to finishing touches, we make sure every step of the way is met with the highest of standards.
我们的服务 // 协调亚洲提供一系列综合性的设计及咨询服务，以确保每个优质的概念想法都紧紧伴随着敬业以及值得信赖的工作态度。从了解最初的服务需求，构绘最初的想法到最终的实现，我们将确保每一个步骤都严格按照最高的标准来要求。
A deep understanding of client and user needs enables us to turn a good idea into the right idea. We provide extensive analysis of a project to determine its concept, positioning, content, and feasibility.
战略性的咨询 // 在了解我们顾客的需求的同时也了解我们终端用户的需求，将确保一个优质的想法最终成为一个合适正确的想法。因此，我们为项目提供从概念、定位、内容以及可行性等方面的综合性分析。
Content & Design
With a perfect balance of Eastern and Western mindsets, we have a strong ability to look at a single issue from multiple standpoints. This means when it comes to content and design, our ideas and solutions are cultured and sophisticated.
内容及设计 // 我们各具天赋的专业团队来自不同的文化背景。在完美的东西方思维观念的绝佳平衡中，我们有很强的能力可以将单一的事物从更多的角度及观点去加以看待分析。这意味着当内容与设计互相结合时，我们的概念和解决方案总是最具有全面性和独到的理念。
To make sure no apples are dropped along the way, we provide all supervision needed. For the best results a concept needs to be followed through from start to finish, which is why we believe in thorough supervision of every project we take on.
监督管理 // 确保在整体项目实施的过程中没有好的创意被遗漏或半途夭折，我们提供项目由始至终的专业监理服务。 我们认为好的设计理念需要自始至终的贯彻以达成最终的良好结果，这也是我们在每个项目中始终坚信全方位的设计监理的作用的原因。
Just Do ItNike inspires people worldwide. We feel lucky to have had the opportunity to collaborate with this brand, moreover because their brand belief 'Just do it' illustrates our daily way of working. Imagination is great, but realisation is what counts. The results of our projects can proudly speak for us each and every time.
WHERE WE WORK
As COORDINATION ASIA’s business has expanded, we’ve enhanced our office space. Now with two locations across Shanghai, we are spread between the N1 Art Office Tower in the Shanghai Museum of Glass Park and an original 1930s Art Deco building near the historic Bund. The downtown office is an open-plan studio where the creative team collaborates on a variety of projects, while the N1 Art Office Tower provides a number of work and meeting facilities in the middle of China’s largest glass-themed museum park – a massive site dedicated to culture, lifestyle, and business.
Completed in the autumn of 2015, the N1 Art Office Tower designed by award-winning architecture agency Logon houses the Shanghai Museum of Glass Park operations staff and our CEO Tilman Thürmer’s office – alongside admin facilities and flexible workspaces for creative businesses. The space also incorporates meeting and conference facilities for informal get-togethers, client meetings, and training sessions.
The surrounding Shanghai Museum of Glass Park is a symbol of art and culture in the city; it sets the tone for other industrial sites in the area and the potential of cultural mixed-use developments. It is from here that we conduct and oversee the art direction for the entire site. As part of the ongoing urban renewal of the Baoshan district – a rapidly developing industrial suburb, the Park offers more than most museums – it is a thriving, living community. Placed in the very centre of it all, both geographically and within the work we do, our CEO and team can focus on all design projects and activities.
Upon entering Floor 8 in N1, visitors are immediately struck by an inviting lounge area. Delicate drop-down pendants and a mix of old and modern Chinese tiles are installed around low tables and chairs. A lounge bar sits in the background. This open-plan lounge spills out onto a landscaped sky garden – the perfect spot for evening drinks and cocktail functions.
Further along in a separate work area, COORDINATION ASIA’s offices consist of a minimalist palette of black, white and subtle wood elements, and features artworks, custom prints, and glass pieces. Similar to the design of the glass museum, this monochromatic aesthetic gives ample space to the creative work. Wandering through the offices also gives the feeling of being in a museum or gallery, where a series of curated rooms are both unique and cohesive.
The two strikingly different office locations enable us to connect to both downtown Shanghai and its outlying suburbs. COORDINATION ASIA’s team spends time between the two creative hubs, continually taking inspiration from them both.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.Steve Jobs, 'Wired', February, 1995