COMETA is an Italian bistro bar and concept store located along the bank of the Suzhou Creek in Shanghai. Conceived as the first brick-and-mortar outpost for a successful online fashion shop, COMETA delivers much more as a highly curated destination for unique cocktails, food, fashion and lifestyle. 

Historically, Suzhou Creek was an important conduit linking Shanghai to Suzhou with a multitude of warehouses and factories along its banks. COMETA reactivates this maker and providore heritage in a modern iteration in the same location. Eclectic references of this layered history, the context of place, and the owners’ hometowns of Shanghai and Milan gave rise to the interior concept. 

Photography by Alan Grillo Spina

Completed 2021