June 13th, 2020

Fashionable interiors in Shanghai, 5 years apart (1929 vs. 1934)

1929. Trying to look modern, but not ready to lose all the curves:

Advertisement for radiators in Shanghai Sunday Times, December 1929.

"The tastefully arranged room not only delights the eye, but affords comfort. Modern furniture and draperies adjust themselves to the needs of the occupant."

North-China Sunday News, Dec 1929.

FIVE YEARS LATER

An ultra-modern living room in 1934:

Exposition at the Shanghai YWCA, 1934.

Interior in the Empire Mansions on Avenue Joffre, 1935:

Chinese Architect 中国建筑, 1935.