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Design China x 100% Design 2014


We are happy to announce that Design China has just entered a new media partnership with 100% Design 2014!

As the driving force of creativity and commerce during London Design Festival, 100% Design will return this September (17-20), celebrating its 20th anniversary. International creator Philippe Starck will open the show on 17 September 2014, to coincide with the unveiling of Flexible Architecture, his new ceramic tile collection for Ceramica Sant’Agostino on Capitol Designer Studio’s stand (Stand E600). 100% Design 2014 has also secured the presence of a range of leading names in the design and creative industry – from Heal’s and Vitra, to Jaime Hayon, El Ultimo Grito and Nina Tolstrup. This special edition, staged over 22,000 sq m within Earls Court London, will mark the show’s last appearance at this iconic venue before moving to Olympia London in 2015.

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More on BJDW 2014

The call for applications for Beijing Design Week 2014 is soon coming to a close. Submit your materials now!

Those who are wishing to volunteer for specific projects should also keep an eye out for opportunities e.g. Bactagon are presently seeking two interns to assist with their BJDW 2014 project The Book Stall, to be executed in collaboration with LEAP and Chutzpah! magazines. Details.

More on Wang2Mu


Despite language barriers, the now Shanghai-based illustrator Wang2Mu does a very good job of promoting his portfolio online: the young talent recently uploaded a series of selected projects on Cargo. See more.

Taking a Break


Design China is taking a short break to enjoy the summer sun. We will be back very soon!

EcoChic Design Award 2014/2015

This year’s EcoChic Design Award opened with a launch event in Hong Kong earlier this month. The competition is now open to emerging designers from 10 regions including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, UK, Malaysia, France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Deadline for applications is 15 August 2014. Find out more.

V&A Shenzhen


"The V&A Museum will collaborate with developer China Merchants Group on content for the Shekou Museum in Shenzhen designed by Tokyo architect Fumihiko Maki.

The Japanese architect, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1993, unveiled models of the museum to coincide with the formal signing of an agreement between the V&A and the Chinese development company”. Via Dezeen.

China Design Museum


China Design Museum (CDM) is founded by China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. The museum is used for the preservation, exhibition and research of Western modern design with a focus on Bauhaus, and its collection currently comprises over 7000 exemplary pieces of design work. Architect and 1992 Pritzker winner Alvaro Siza has been invited to design the new CDM building, due to be completed in 2015.

HKU Architecture Graduate Show 2014


Last chance! Ends 2 July 2014. Details.

Sourced by Sherry Yong Chen.