EAST MEETS WEST
ASIAN ART AT DESIGN CENTRE, CHELSEA HARBOUR
For centuries, Eastern style has caught the imagination of the West. East Meets West, in association with Asian Art in London, was a one-off selling exhibition that celebrated Asian art, culture and creativity and how it still casts an influence today. Attracting a new crowd of high-net worth individuals from the Far East, the event featured a colourful selection of work by contemporary Chinese and Japanese artists, represented by ArtChina and Kamal Bakhshi, alongside a host of authentic Asian artefacts from Antiques Young Guns and the Japanese Gallery. There were two eye-catching installations including an ariel installation of red lanterns and a life-sized Asian elephant styled by All for Love London (still in situ until the beginning of December), and an engaging programme of talks, demonstrations, masterclasses and discovery tours, exploring the crossover between East and West.
LAUNCH PARTY HIGHLIGHTS
International collectors, art-lovers and top designers came together at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for a spectacular evening to celebrate the opening of the East Meets West exhibition. Honouring the influence of Asian culture, art and creativity, the stylish crowd of influencers from Europe and Asia enjoyed a parade of performances including stilt-walkers in vibrant costumes, a traditional fan dance and a Chinese silk string quartet.