Shangri-La's Dragon Boat Festival

Packaging design and concept for Shangri-La Hotels, China

The Dragon Boat Festival is regarded as the first real day of summer, when the weather gets hot and insects and snakes emerge. Studio Chenchen worked with Shangri-La China to design the packaging for collateral sold in hotels throughout Greater China.


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Traditionally, people use herbs, fragrant, and medicine to rid of insects. People also race dragon boats, wear colourful pattern and tiger totem to scare away the evil spirits. It is a time of abundance, adventures and flavours.

In this concept, we create a folk-tale-inspired story of the summer, the heat, the plants, the snakes and the tigers. It is a tradition-inspired way to celebrate the festival, and also to honour our ancestors’ way of co-existing with the nature.
The 2019 gift box were sold out nation-wide in China. One of the best sale outcomes for Shangri-La in recent years. Shangri-La had then decided on continuing with the same design for 2020.

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