Chapter 19: Dian Mu observes the lines of qi

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Dian Mu lounged in her leather Poltrona Frau chair, designed for them in 2015 by the Swedish designer Monica Forster, legs up over one arm, head suspended against the other armrest, contacts in hand. She’d picked it up at the 2015 Milanese furniture fair, an event she attended at least once every five years. This nook in the penthouse flat she owned in Guangzhou was perfect for the oversized chair and she felt like a doll within a doll within a doll when splayed across it, something she loved for the juxtaposition of how tiny her…



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Michael Barnard

Advisor Agora & ELECTRON. Founder distnc & TFIE. Publish on low-carbon transformation and related politics.