Shanghai Tang has made a niche for itself in the market. The brand, long associated with Chinese handiwork and beautiful Oriental-inspired design, is venturing into new territory at the Maison & Objet Paris show this month.

The collection includes homeware, kitchenware and accessories. Some products will be crafted from delicate materials with a Chinese reference, such as bone china, enamel, silk and lacquer. Also on show will be Mongolian cashmere shawls, lacquer boxes, porcelain and silver tableware, and silk scarves with embroidery - many of which display excellent craftsmanship, vibrant colours and cosmopolitan designs.

Fragrance has long been a strong suit for the brand and a ginger flower home fragrance will also be on display.