The Opposite House, 'Connexion' Lobby Art Installation From May 22 To July 31

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The Opposite House has joined hands with Y.O.U to present ‘CONNEXION’, a classic exhibition that depicts an ancient voyage in a contemporary setting ‘CONNEXION’ may be viewed at the hotel’s Atrium from now to end of July.

'CONNEXION' art exhibit at The Opposite House

The anchor represents an ancient past, the fleet of gold-plated ships along with the metal cube represent the present, and the distinctive smell will make you ponder of what the future holds.

The Opposite House has joined hands with Y.O.U to present ‘CONNEXION’, a classic exhibition that depicts an ancient voyage in a contemporary setting ‘CONNEXION’ may be viewed at the hotel’s Atrium from now to end of July.

Deriving its name from the word ‘connection’, the installation connects the human senses of sight, smell and touch. Viewers are presented with the oldest and longest wooden anchor ever discovered in China. Measured at 7.45 meters (24 feet) in length, the anchor dates back to the fifteenth century. Despite technology limitation of the era, the anchor possesses fine craftsmanship which cannot fail to impress. Viewers are also welcomed to touch the fleet of gold-plated, modern-sculpted ships surrounding the anchor.

Alongside the anchor is a metal cube representing the present world. The thousands of small holes placed in the cube present a visual of an ancient Chinese ship. To further enhance viewers’ experience, electric diffusers and candles diffuse Figuier provided by Diptyque Paris, also form part of the installation.

“We are delighted to present an installation which represents the past, present, and future. The anchor represents an ancient past, the fleet of gold-plated ships along with the metal cube represent the present, and the distinctive smell will make you ponder of what the future holds. Visit our House and experience ‘CONNEXION’ in person,” says Peter Wynne, Area General Manager of Swire Hotels Beijing and General Manager of The Opposite House.

About The Opposite House
The Opposite House is located in Taikoo Li Sanlitun — a vibrant new open-plan shopping, dining and entertainment destination developed by Swire Properties. The hotel’s 99 guest studios include 9 spacious suites and a penthouse duplex with a 240 sqm (2.583 sq ft) roof terrace. More than half of all the studios are over 70 sqm (753 sq ft) and all are strikingly simple with natural wooden floors and subtle touches of Chinese décor.

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