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iPhone 5 cases inspired by the Orient – designed by Shanghai Tang

Would you like some good fortune? Are you optimistic? And can you claim to have longevity…!?!? Straight from the Orient – Shanghai Tang in collaboration with Maroo have created 4 unique iPhone 5 cases inspired by traditional Chinese art. The designs include the Dragon, Shou and Chrysanthemum, all of which have a special place within Chinese culture. Apple will be offering these four designer cases exclusively in its retail stores and online with more models to come later on in the year.

These new range of iPhone 5 cases marks Maroo’s third venture with luxury lifestyle brand Shanghai Tang, following the launch of its iPad and iPhone 4/4S and iPad case collection in early 2012.

Michael Shaver, senior vice president at Maroo comments, “Shanghai Tang’s rich cultural heritage and bold creative finesse brings a new twist to our brand, while maintaining our ethos of luxury, high-quality craftsmanship and design.”

The Shanghai Tang iPhone 5 Case Collection

Chrysanthemum

Shanghai Tang - Chrysanthemum iPhone 5 case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available with an embossed premium leather design, the Chrysanthemum is a traditional symbol of optimism and joy. As it blooms in Autumn and survives the harsh Winter, it is one of the “Four Gentlemen” which represent the Four Virtues and the four seasons.

Shou

Shanghai Tang - Shou iPhone 5 case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shou represents longevity. The orange Shou symbol on a jet-black background is bold and striking, making the case’s user stand out from the crowd.

Dragon

Shanghai Tang - Dragon iPhone 5 case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once reserved exclusively for the emperor, the Dragon is a potent symbol of imperial power. The appearance of a dragon was seen as an omen of good fortune and marked the birth of a great man. It is also associated with protection and fortune. The Dragon case is available in eye-catching green or black embossed premium leather.

Availability

Shanghai Tang iPhone 5 leather cases – £39.95

Shanghai Tang iPhone 5 hard cases – £29.95

Available in Apple stores and online: www.apple.com/uk

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