Design a la Chine
C'est La Chine
There has certainly been a shift in the retail zeitgeist of the 2010s, with a growing percentage of vendors no longer representing a one-dimensional product line so much as a style philosophy that spans multiple goods and touches many aspects of our lives. Shanghai’s fledgling C’est La Chine brand is clearly surfing this globally-prevalent, trendy new wave, offering customers a sharp and modern Chinese-design snapshot by way of a range of visually stunning, culturally-inspired merchandise in its smart gallery, showroom-cum-retail space.
With fashion, contemporary art, furniture and accessories all lining the shelves, former financier Emlyn Wang’s hybrid offering ensures that whether you are looking to accent your person or home, there are few better places to source the hard-to-find wares of local contemporary artists, garment and industrial designers, and architects than in her airy lane house showroom. Bold felt necklaces and sculptured scarves from architecture graduate Zhuang Bin’s ‘Jia Suo’ collection share the spotlight with Jonas’ Design’s biscuit tin clocks, and customers can expect similar creative amalgamations of fashion and art in the future, with Wang looking to build her stable of designers slowly as she finds that someone or something special. Seeking the next big thing? Odds are you’ll find it here.