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Featured store: Chubby Girl noodle bar, Beijing

Beijing noodle bar Chubby Girl takes cues from the landscape of Southwest China in a unique layout and interior design which caught the attention of architecture and design magazine Dezeen. The Chubby Girl venue was designed by Office AIO, who used a stepped terrazzo floor, strip lighting and foggy mirrored walls to evoke the urban makeup of Chongqing city, origin of the spicy noodle cuisine served at the restaurant. The design is informed by the photography of Nadav Kander, Mark Horn and Tim Fr