Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai presents

Disrupting Function

No. 1 Wai Tan YuanShanghai, China

Nov 04, 2021Nov 14, 2021

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
Friedman Benda

OrtaMiklos

$24,000.00
Sold

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
Heatherwick Studio

Thomas Heatherwick

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

Sabine Marcelis

$23,750.00

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

Chen Chen & Kai Williams

$12,640.00

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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