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Christofle and Zheng Lu Honor the Year of the Dragon

The Chinease artist Zheng Lu collaborates with Christofle to honor the Year of the Dragon with an imaginative sculpture

How Zheng Lu Transforms Words into Visual Art

The internationally renowned silverware and tableware brand Christofle, has teamed up with the talented Beijing-based Chinese artist Zheng Lu to honor the Year of the Dragon. Known to draw inspiration from his literary background, creating sculptures that visualize the flow of words, Lu has been featured around the world in museum shows and collections and has even designed an award for Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Christofle x Zheng Lu Year of the Dragon

Courtesy of Christofle and Zheng Lu.

Christofle Taps Zheng Lu

Here, Lu brings his background of professional art studies—at institutions like Lu Xun Fine Arts Academy and Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, —to Christofle for its latest project. Seen in their collaboration, XINGYUN: THE ENDLESS DANCE OF THE SILVER DRAGON,  Lu and Christofle have created a unique art sculpture that honors the Year of the Dragon.

“Christofle’s unique understanding and use of silver played a crucial role in this project. After careful consideration of the connection between theoretical concepts and material, we decided to explore the idea of fusing visual elements representing water and a dragon,” said Lu.

Christofle x Zheng Lu Year of the Dragon

Courtesy of Christofle and Zheng Lu

Zheng Lu Blends Culture and Tradition

By creating movement from a solid object, the silhouette of a dragon represents the constant pursuit of perfection. Sitting high on an obsidian base, and created in two sizes, both sculptures are made of bronze and are silver plated. Sculpting this piece to look as if it were being formed by water is the representation of the merging of cultures. Not only is it an exquisite piece to display in your home, but the sculpture also delicately depicts the blending of tradition and reinvention. All of which results in a vividly gorgeous contemporary artwork.

Christofle x Zheng Lu Year of the Dragon

Courtesy of Christofle and Zheng Lu

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