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Milan Sipek's "Dragon Pearl" Sculpture Lights Up Shanghai Mall

European artist Milan Sipek's creation draws attention to the Shanghai Baolong Plaza shopping mall


A close-up of Milan Sipek's "Dragon Pearl" sculpture, a giant stainless steel device artwork located at the Shanghai Baolong Plaza shopping mall. The exterior of the sculpture is polished to a high gloss and the interior is blasted to a matte finish, with a special lighting system for added vibrancy at night.
Milan Sipek's "Dragon Pearl" Sculpture at Shanghai Baolong Plaza Mall

The Shanghai Baolong Plaza shopping mall faced a problem of low customer flow due to its lack of an attention-grabbing entrance location. In order to attract more visitors to the mall, the Baolong Group commissioned European artist Milan Sipek to redesign the underground mall. Sipek, who comes from a distinguished European family of crystal designers and has worked in a variety of fields including interior and furniture design, accepted the challenge.


The "Dragon Pearl" sculpture, designed by European artist Milan Sipek, stands tall at the entrance of the Shanghai Baolong Plaza shopping mall. The giant stainless steel sculpture, weighing approximately 20 tons, is a three-dimensional geometric shape supported by three legs and polished to a high gloss on the exterior. The interior is blasted to a matte finish and equipped with a special lighting system, drawing the attention of mall visitors and media alike.
Milan Sipek's "Dragon Pearl" Sculpture Captivates Visitors at Shanghai Baolong Plaza Mall

Sipek's solution was to create the "Dragon Pearl," a 13-meter-high stainless steel sculpture supported by three legs and weighing approximately 20 tons. The sphere is a three-dimensional geometric shape, completed by lines, and the interior is empty. It is divided into two parts: a solid structure with a diameter of 7 meters and a height of 6.5 meters, and 16 spheres with a total diameter of 6 meters and a height of 6.5 meters, supported by a thin stainless steel column with a diameter of only 20 centimeters. The exterior of the sculpture is polished to a high gloss, while the interior is blasted to a matte finish and equipped with a special lighting system for added vibrancy at night.

Despite facing challenges such as a narrow space and strict construction period requirements, Sipek and his team were able to complete the "Dragon Pearl" project on schedule.


The "Dragon Pearl" sculpture, created by renowned European artist Milan Sipek, adds a unique touch to the Shanghai Baolong Plaza shopping mall. The giant stainless steel sculpture, weighing 20 tons and standing at 13 meters high, is a stunning example of Sipek's artistic and design skills. The exterior is polished to a high gloss and the interior is blasted to a matte finish, with a special lighting system for added vibrancy at night. Don't miss the opportunity to see this one-of-a-kind piece in person.
Experience the Artistic Brilliance of Milan Sipek's "Dragon Pearl" Sculpture in Shanghai

The sculpture has now become a new landmark of the Shanghai Baolong Plaza shopping mall, attracting the attention of shoppers and media both domestically and abroad. Sipek's strong artistic and design skills are once again demonstrated through the "Dragon Pearl," further enhancing his reputation in the Chinese art and design world.



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