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Malaysian -b orn Chinese d esigner Peter
Lam digs deep into Shanghai life, hunting
for stylish ideas that bring something unique
to his interiors. His recent projects include
pop ular fashion ista bou tiqu e Th e Villa. We
find out what makes Shanghai so exciting...
Shanghai design is... an interesting mix
of international ideas and local aesthetics.
Overseas designers bring an international
viewpoint, but inject local flavour; local designers take Chinese forms and modernise them.
Is it exciting to be here now? Shanghai is China’s port of call for design. It’s exciting to ride
the wave that is going to define Chinese design in the future. The buzz of activities, the
speedy pace, ease of production: all reasons why Shanghai is the right place to be now.
What’s your personal style? I try to create spaces without a rigid style, I don’t like it when
everything matches perfectly. I like spaces to feel organic; a clever mix of elements can
result in a surprising feast for the senses.
What projects do you prefer? I choose projects with an open brief. It can be a residential
or commercial project as long as the client is open to ideas and willing to take some risks.
Current trends to note? Contrasting textures. Clever combinations of interesting colours
and contrasting textures provide a dramatic sense of depth.
What types of Chinese-inspired designs work best overseas? Contemporary Chinese
designer furniture is sleek, yet has a story, a sense of exoticism. The challenge is to make sure
the pieces are as comfortable as they are aesthetically pleasing. Visit hotdogdecor.com.
To coincide with Shanghai World Expo
2010, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer
Liu Heung Shing and contemporary
Chinese art specialist Karen Smith are
celebrating the city’s growth from sleepy
backwater to modern consumer capital.
Shanghai: A Histor y in Photog raphs
1842-Today ($80, Penguin) contains many
rare images from the Shanghai Municipal
Archive and private collections, plus
original commissions by the world’s top
photographers, including co-author
Liu Heung Shing. Evocative imager y
juxtaposes wealth and poverty, old and
new, East and West. The photographs
are also on display in the Shanghai
Pavilion at the World Expo site.
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