China’s leading design magazine ELLE DECO will be creating a unique experience for Design Shanghai visitors via their pop up café. A cutting edge online-to-offline model, the café will comprise exhibition and store space where visitors will be able to sit among carefully-selected furniture from internationally-renowned designers while ordering products from the ELLE DECO online store. Find out more via Design Shanghai.
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The Concrete Flux community has been kept lively with reading groups, film nights and other events. Last December we held a ‘hybidity’ reading group and dinner. We read from Homi Bhabha’s The Location of Culture, a key text in hybridity studies, and dined on the fantastic mixed cultures and mixed concepts cooking of Richard Gong, Orianna Cacchione and Emi Uemura.
British-Chinese artist-designer Wuon-Gean Ho got in touch with us last November to tell us about a coin design that she had just completed for Royal Mint. Today, we are happy to see the results. Find out more.
In celebration of Hanart TZ Gallery’s 30th anniversary, Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies - a major exhibition and two-day forum jointly presented by Hanart and the Hong Kong Arts Centre - will present a curated selection of 100 significant art objects at the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Hanart Square, in addition to a display of conceptual frameworks at Hanart TZ Gallery. The diverse selection of works on show reflect a particular interpretation of Chinese modern art history, engendering an academic project that explores the structure of the “Chinese contemporary”.
Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection
Last chance! Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection is M+’s first architecture exhibition, “a landmark presentation showcasing the design for the future M+ building by renowned Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron, with Hong Kong-based TFP Farrells and Ove Arup & Partners HK. [The exhibition reveals] the ongoing development of the 60,000 square-metre museum building as it progresses towards its scheduled completion in late 2017”. Details.
Vertical Glass House
"Glass floors allow residents to look down from a dining table into a toilet inside this windowless concrete house in Shanghai by Chinese firm Atelier FCJZ". More via Dezeen.
新年快乐 or Happy Chinese New Year from Design China x Eight Inc!
Shanghai Tang x Moleskine
"Inspired by the richness of Chinese culture and its many traditions and beliefs, Shanghai Tang and renowned publisher of legendary notebooks Moleskine collaborate to launch a limited edition series of the Feng Shui Diary (left). Celebrating the Year of the Horse, the cover of this A5 lined notebook is embossed with a tangram horse pattern, a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes. The tangram was originally invented in China during the Song Dynasty to evaluate a person’s intelligence". See more and others like this.
Catch the last few days of Squint, a kinetic light installation presented by FUSE resident and Hong Kong media artist Kenny Wong. Consisting of 50 mirrors, the work is inspired by Wong’s curious observation of the sunlight bouncing around in our artificial habitat. While moving through the space and, at times, capturing the flickers, the audience is guaranteed a playful exploration of the nature of light. Details here and under the cut.