First published on 10 Jan 2012. Updated on 5 Feb 2015.
With a head team of
domestic and international designers,
Shanghai-based Spin has been in the
porcelain business since 2002. Pieces
are made and fired in China’s ceramic
There’s a huge selection of ceramic art on offer, all of it handmade, singular and delightful. From the lumpy pots collectively known as the Seven Fortunes to the carved Japanese saké bottles and super-square jewellery boxes, the more you look, the more you have to smile.
Prices start from around 60-70RMB for cups and go
upwards to 1,000RMB and beyond
for sets and larger, decorative pieces.
Even Temple Restaurant Beijing has a
few vases from here. Relatively reasonably priced (a saké bottles cost RMB 70), they make great gifts for those more interested in the new China than the old.
Last autumn, the
Spin crew opened their first New York
City store to much applause, but take
advantage of its home-grown roots. In
Lido, you can still cop these gorgeous
pieces of tableware for a third of the