shanghai: design republic

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interior

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the usual suspects: vitra, eames, panton, jacobsen, etc. etc. i do always like a bit of marcel wanders though. but what were you really expecting? we're across from 3 on the bund, so it's all about luxe... though ostensibly the 'republic' concept is about democratizing design [democratizing luxury?] and with a proliferation of these shops planned it seems folks in kunming can also look forward to furnishing their flats with jean prouve. why not!... the fresher pieces by young chinese architects/designers we

service

non-chalant and pleasant. don't seem to mind folks just coming in to check the joint out.

interior

surprisingly warm and pleasant!

ambience

>> a design revolt, not revolting design <<

address

5 zhongshan dong yi lu - shanghai 200002

phone

+86 21 63293123

website

www.thedesignrepublic.com

author

superfuture

date

22 september 2011

somewhat hyped [as-mentioned-in-the-new-york-times, as-mentioned-in-i.d and so forth], this is shanghai's latest 'it' home furnishings shop.