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Shang Xia, the new Hermes-backed ‘created in China’ luxury
brand, billed as the fir st global brand de vot ed to Chin a’s
wealth of talent, history and craft techniques, has opened its
boutique in Shanghai. We ask artistic director Jiang Qiong Er
(herself a successful artist and designer) about the brand.
What does Shang Xia represe nt? The wo rds shang xia
mean ‘u p’ an d ‘down ’; they refl ect the flow of energy from
the past to the presen t, tran smitting the essen ce of a cultu re
a nd its aesthetics. Building on our cultural he ritage a nd with
respect fo r the en viro n men t, we strive to integrate the fi n est
quality mate rials with co nsisten t Asian craftsman ship.
What inspires you? Our first collection was inspired by the
Chinese tea ceremony. Tea represents a way of life from the
past until today. Tea is a way to find balance and harmony.
As one sips tea, one uses teaware. While sipping tea, one
sits on furniture. While sitting on furniture, one is dressed
appropriately. This formed the foundation of the collection.
What does it take to design for Shang Xia? Our
craftspeople excel in traditio nal k no w- ho w but at the
same time are o pe n to new challen ges, which co me from
co ntempo rar y design . They love what they are making and
in stall that e mo tio n in side each object. Visit sha ng-xia.co m.
UPS AND DOWNS
Shang Xia boutique and
(inset) the Bridge tea set.
Jiang Qiong Er
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