Objects connect

Whether ordinary or luxurious, objects are the original medium. They offer people the chance—or sometimes an excuse—to meet, exchange ideas, express feelings, form relationships that may or may not last. The following article is an encounter between two women. Photographer Yang Yan Yuan portrays fashion designer, entrepreneur and former model Lu Yan through the items she surrounds herself with, every day, in her Shanghai office. Beyond form and function—design ultimately creates connections.