Shang Xia from Shanghai, Beijing to Paris
Shang Xia is a brand for art of living that promises a unique encounter with the heritage of Chinese design and craftsmanship. It sets up a new boutique in Paris rue de Sèvres after having opened her first place to be in Shanghai. Our journalist Corinne de Ménonville met Qiong Er Jiang in Paris after the first interview she gave to TLmag in Hong Kong when she was setting up her first collections in 2011.
Together with the celebrated Hermès Group, renowned designer Jiang Qiong Er established Shang Xia with a mission to create a 21st century lifestyle founded on the finest of Chinese design traditions.
The Shang Xia name is simple yet profound. It embodies the concept of “up” and “down” in the continuous flow of energy from past, present and future, transmitting the essence of Chinese culture and its sublime aesthetics.
Building on 5,000 years of unique inheritance, and in the spirit of dialogue between tradition and modernity, Shang Xia integrates the warmth, balance and harmony of Chinese grace into all its products.
Shang Xia’s collections are comprised of striking furniture, fine decorative objects, exquisite accessories and luxurious garments. Uniquely, Shang Xia also creates an annual series of limited edition “cultural objects”. These collectibles convey messages of tradition, guardianship and remembrance.
With flair and exacting attention to detail, Shang Xia preserves the historical beauty and craftsmanship born of Chinese ingenuity, to provide a simple, elegant 21st century aesthetic.