A Tour of Factory Five’s Hip Shanghai Office
Factory Five is a bike startup company and workshop based in Shanghai that makes beautiful and performance bicycles to be proud of by using own aluminum and steel framesets. The company also reconditions Chinese Classics and create unique bespoke track, road and CX builds.
“In a converted food-market a 150sqm shell became the Factory Five HQ. An office mezzanine sits above the full service workshop in the main 6 meter tall space. Raw brick encloses what is a secluded location which opens onto a private terrace. The workshop counter corners into a bar, ideal for hanging out with a beer whilst any work is done, or whenever. Using reclaimed wood, OSD board and gas pipes, all the displays were custom built with raw functionality in mind. They look pretty boss too! Every product has a home, a chance to truly represent those brands who are eponymous with fixed gear around the world. Retail, workshop, bar and office all layer into what is the a clubhouse for cycling. We had big boots to fill stepping forwards with Factory Five. We’re kinda sure we did it”, said Factory Five
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Date completed: 2014
- Size: 1,614 square feet
- Design: in-house
- Photos: Benoit Florencon