EAST MEETS WEST
IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASIAN ART IN LONDON
The Art Exhibition
East Meets West, in association with Asian Art in London, celebrated the influence of Asian art and culture. The exhibition was a tour de force for Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, adept at supporting creative expression across the design agenda. Attracting designers and new discerning Asian visitors, it explored tradition and progress; history and the future, East and West. On display were works by contemporary Chinese and Japanese artists, represented by ArtChina and Kamal Bakhshi, alongside captivating Asian artefacts from the Japanese Gallery, members and supporters of Antiques Young Guns.
Highlights of the immersive programme included unique masterclasses with woodblock printing artists Yu Chengyou and Paul Binnie, florist Rob Van Helden and Korean lifestyle designer Teo Yang. There were demonstrations on Sogetsu ikebana and modern calligraphy, specialist art tours with Vanessa Curry, sessions on feng shui, mah jong and international etiquette with Debrett’s as well as talks on how designers have approached the Asian aesthetic through archive reference, craftmanship and technique A life-size Asian elephant styled by All for Love London brought into the focus the exhibition themes.