Shanghai is one of the fastest moving metropolises in the world, where thousands of years of Chinese history are swept up into what is now one of today’s premiere cultural capitals. Hai Pai, which translates to Shanghai style, speaks to the way the city combines old with the new and east with west. This design concept is perfectly encapsulated at W Shanghai – The Bund which recently opened its doors to unveil an array of electrifying interior designs.
METAL CURTAINS AT W LIVING ROOM COURTYARD
WHO designed it:
Eli Sudbrack & Christophe Hamaide-Pierson.
WHAT it’s made out of:
Powder coated aluminum chain, aluminum supports, granite, fiber optic.
WHERE it’s from:
WHY it fits at W Shanghai:
For the centerpiece of the W Shanghai’s Living Room, colorful metal curtains are draped from the skylight above. For centuries, Shanghai-locals have honored the Lilong tradition, in which wet laundry is hung on lines to dry at varying heights down narrow laneways. This unique art installation offers texture and movement as it plays with light to bring never-ending contrast to the space.