Poker Set Features Zitan Wood Card Case & Watercolor Paintings
We’ve made no mystery of our love for the Chinese luxury brand Shang Xia, which is set to launch its second “Culture Object” exhibition in Shanghai next month, and its very un-traditional use of traditional Chinese materials in its apparel, furniture and jewelry collections. With its new “Wish” (随意) poker set, Shang Xia’s signature combination of form and function is on full display, bringing together a hand-carved zitan wood box engraved with the brand’s logo and playing cards featuring exclusive designs by the Chinese artist Lin Xi.
Handsomely encased in the zitan hardwood box, which is collector-worthy to begin with, Lin Xi’s playing cards are the star of the show. Replacing the traditional suits with distinctly Chinese symbols like bodhi leaves, red peaches and taihu (scholar’s) rocks, Lin’s watercolors inject the same playfulness into the set that we saw last year in Shang Xia’s impossible-to-get mahjong case.
Shang Xia’s limited-edition poker set comes in two sizes, Small (96cm x 71cm x 30cm) and Large (178cm x 130cm x 84cm). Check it out at Shang Xia’s Hong Kong Plaza boutique.
South Wing, Shanghai Hong Kong Plaza
283 Huai Hai Middle Road, Shanghai