Shanghai articles

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A Shanghai bar defies physics by putting concrete and glass close together

Shanghai – For Tre Vin, Quarta & Armando have come up with a concrete shelving system that defies physics and logic – and yet makes perfect sense.

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‘There’s a European snobbery towards Americans in terms of culture and creation’

Paris – Alexandre de Betak rewrote the fashion-show playbook. Now he wants to apply his rebellious approach to other fields.  

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The China International Furniture Fair hits an all-time high

Shanghai – With the theme Example of Global Home Life, the attendance at the 42nd edition of the CIFF in Shanghai is up 37 per cent compared to last year.

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Rattan, a material as old as time, gets a renewed use in China

Shanghai – With a striking geometric layout, Shanghai-based studio Linehouse Design has given rattan a place of honour in two decidedly modern hospitality projects.

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Design plays a key role in the blooming business of flower shops

Flowers are no longer just decoration – they’re now a key part of the more sensorial retail experience, from China to Denmark.

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The next CIFF in Shanghai is just around the corner

Shanghai – This year’s edition of the CIFF focuses on forecasting and manufacturing innovation, in order to respond to the needs of a domestic market worth four trillion RMB.

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As coffee culture heats up in China, tea houses amp up their interiors

Shanghai – The heritage of tea drinking in China is waning with the spread of coffee culture, but architecture studio Spacemen is using design to attract the interest of an …

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Mur Mur Lab transforms a workspace into an urban landscape

Shangqiu, China – Inspired by the layout of well-designed cities, Mur Mur Lab brings streets and path lighting into the workplace.

 

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The literal and the fantastical laboratory for ideas by X+Living

SHANGHAI – Frame Awards 2018 winner X+Living fuses minimalism, futurism and larger-than-life industrial chic in the retail-cum-research-cum-office space Powerlong Ideas Lab.

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Come for the cinema, stay for the bar and gallery and restaurant

SHANGHAI – Cinker Pictures expands from its first Beijing location, offering a vibrant boutique hospitality space for the trendy and well-heeled.

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Putting children in a castle so parents can dine like royalty

Shanghai – X+Living takes inspiration from a hot air balloon rising above a castle at Neobio Kids Restaurant so families can enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Retail (dis)play – Prism Design expands the shopping experience

SHANGHAI – The Fly Pony store by Shanghai-based firm Prism Design takes children and parents to cloud nine while shoe shopping.