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. Measuring 7.45 metres in length, the anchor dates back to the fifteenth century.
Despite technology limitations 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 forming 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.