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Design watch | China
China’s cultural heritage goes global at Shanghai
lifestyle sto re Platane’s new branch in Wukan g
Road’s famous art deco Normandie Apartments
building. Platane is all about small run s a nd quality
merchandise; think own-brand po rcelain from
Jingdezhen, silk-painted wallpapers, marble
u nder-plates, cashmere wra ps a nd terraco tta
figurin es. West co mes East to o, w ith covetable
impor ts like snu ggly wool throws by Zoeppritz,
bamboo lamps from Nelso n S epulveda, u rban
chic jewelle ry fro m Co ralie de Seyn es, an d blue-
an d-white po rcelain , placemats an d wool ru gs
from Nathalie Vialars. platane.cn.
Artists in residence have never had it so good. Shanghai’s former Palace Hotel, opened in 1909 and located
o n the city’s Na njing Road/Bu nd intersec tio n, has been been boldly rein ven ted as the Swatch Art Peace
Hotel. A Jouin Man k u- designed seven -ro om an d suite design hotel, it’s a retail destination , eate ry (Shook!
restau ran t is on the top floor), galler y space an d ar tists’ residence. The n ot-so -tor tu red artists can en joy
up to six months’ tenure in one of 18 sleek, sunlit, blond wood and grey brickwork live/work apartments –
with access to a chic communal library, kitchen and lounge, all overlooking The Bund. The tenure is free,
providing the a rtists donate a piece of art for the hotel’s collection. swatch-art-peace-hotel.com.
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