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Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai presents

Disrupting Function

No. 1 Wai Tan YuanShanghai, China

Experience a curated tour by interior designer Chris Shao, our partner in Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai.

Curated by Chris Shao
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    Disrupting Function

    An Overview
    • People are trained to mindlessly evaluate design in terms of pure utility. The objects in this tour, however, confound and delight by disrupting our expectations. In so doing, the creators awaken our senses and reveal the soul of their creations.

      Chris Shao

      Founder of Made in House, Chris Shao Studio, and Objective Gallery
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    Plantasia Tree by OrtaMiklos

    Presented by Friedman Benda
    • Plantasia Tree by OrtaMiklos

      Friedman Benda

      OrtaMiklos

      Plantasia Tree Lamp 02
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    • This piece is so much more than a lamp. It transports you to a fantasy land.

      Chris Shao

      Founder of Made in House, Chris Shao Studio, and Objective Gallery
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    Friction by Thomas Heatherwick

    Presented by Heatherwick Studio
    • Friction by Thomas Heatherwick

      Heatherwick Studio

      Thomas Heatherwick

      Friction摩擦伸缩桌
    • The design combines precision manufacturing with soulful materiality. Produced in collaboration with a team of makers using techniques developed in robotics and aerospace, as well as traditional expert handcrafting processes, it can transform from a smooth circle of 1.8 metres in diameter, able to seat eight, into an ellipse over 4 metres long.

      Chris Shao

      Founder of Made in House, Chris Shao Studio, and Objective Gallery
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    Floor light model "Totem 190" by Sabine Marcelis

    Presented by Side Gallery
    • Floor light model "Totem 190" by Sabine Marcelis

    • The carved-out void where the neon light is inserted allows for a multifaceted play between the twisted planes of polished resin and light reflections. Every angle of the lights is a unique visual experience.

      Chris Shao

      Founder of Made in House, Chris Shao Studio, and Objective Gallery
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    Geo Transition Mirror by Chen Chen & Kai Williams

    Presented by The Future Perfect
    • Geo Transition Mirror by Chen Chen & Kai Williams

    • Marrying silver, glass, stone, and steel, this mirror asks you to admire the beauty of nature more than oneself. This mirror references the Daoist understanding of harmony between the individual and the world.

      Chris Shao

      Founder of Made in House, Chris Shao Studio, and Objective Gallery

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