Spin Ceramics, founded in Shanghai in 2004, produces simple, organic, elegant and modern ceramics designed and made by a team of 11 designers and craftsmen, led by art director Gary Wang. The ceramics are made in the famous ‘Porcelain Capital’ Jingdezhen with traditional techniques dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Jingdezhen porcelain is described as “white as jade, thin as paper.
Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
The exhibition hall functions as the showcase for the Shanghai Urban Planning Bureau and is the best place to find accessible information about the city's infrastructure and development plans. The building consists of six storeys with a total floor area of 19,000 square metres. The bulk of the exhibition is on the third floor, where the most popular attraction is on show - an immense (1:500) scale model of central Shanghai, set in the year 2020.
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The district is composed of an area of reconstituted traditional mid-19th century shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys, some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants, and shopping malls. Most of the cafes and restaurants feature both indoor and outdoor seating. Xintiandi has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places.
Running from Shanxi Lu to the end of Xinle Lu, this street is lined with local designer stores with a diverse selection of stylish outfits, shoes, bags and accessories. Stores such as Zoom In, La Aroma de Vida, Change & Insect Shoes and Christine Tsui's Fashion Club are worth a visit.
Yuyuan is the most famous garden in Shanghai. Close to the garden is Shanghai's bazaar, featuring small streets and lanes where vendors sell artisanal products and local delicacies. Yuyuan Garden – "yu" in Chinese means "peace and health" – is seen by locals as a place of peace and comfort amidst the busy city, and was originally built as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan who spent almost 20 years and all of his savings to construct a garden in an attempt to please his aging parents.
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Tommy Yan - Human Resources Manager
On Mogashan Lu lies the undisputed centre of Shanghai's flourishing art scene. Only a few years ago the area still seemed remote and empty, but in 2004, a grassroots movement of artists began converting the factories and warehouses of the old Chunming Textile Mill Compound at 50 Moganshan Lu into galleries and personal studios. In April 2005, the government gave it official recognition and protection, designating it a "Creative Industry Clustering Part".
Iris Chen - Reservation Manager
Originally from Taipei, this restaurant has earned an excellent reputation for Taiwanese cuisine in mainland China. The tender, juicy crab roe-filled dumplings are accompanied by a tasty mouthful of broth with each bite, and the chicken and beef soup complement the palate perfectly. Friendly staff enhance the overall dining experience.
Simon Huang - Chief Concierge
KEE at 796 Huai Hai Lu is Shanghai’s most visionary private members club. Styled as an elegant, but eclectic private residence, it provides an intimate and inspiring environment for its members to indulge in life’s pleasures – art, food, wine, music, design and like-minded people.
Set in twin 1920s grand stone villas, KEE is a luxury lifestyle destination in Shanghai – with two floors of effortlessly sophisticated salon culture. The celebrated KEE art collection provides a stimulating backdrop for a series of unique spaces and a wide range of prestigious members; from artists to heads of state, from royalty to entrepreneurs, KEE offers an exclusive and pre-eminent atmosphere for work, rest and play.
KEE Club Shanghai has 4 private rooms which also called Salon. The most two salons are named as Vacheron Constantin and the Dunhill Salon.
Vacheron Constantin is one of the most celebrated and prominent names in Swiss time-keeping. The Vacheron Constantin Salon is a truly unique space displaying some of the famous and historic watches and artifacts that have made the brand a by-word for quality and engineering excellence since the 19th century. The salon has a contemporary design as well as a private terrace
On the fourth floor is the Dunhill Salon – a true ‘room of the gentleman’. A long table down the middle, leather chairs to the side. Showcased along its walls are a century of Alfred Dunhill’s iconic creations “Dunhill coats and other ‘manly items’ framed with masculinity”.
Shiva Xu - Assistant Housekeeper
The southern extremity of People’s Square is dominated by the Shanghai Museum, which houses one of the country’s most outstanding collections within an eccentric, symbolically shaped structure. The museum is surrounded by a mixture of greenery and paved recreation space, including an ornamental fountain called The Light of the Huangpu River.