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News about design in Greater China


China Pavilion @ 100% Design London


As the largest international pavilion featured at this year’s 100% Design, the China Pavilion has been created and organised by the Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (SIDA). Innovative and high-quality design products from 50 of China’s major cities will be displayed together at the China Pavilion creating a visual feast for visitors to the fair.

Attendees will see many of the most contemporary and modern interior design elements at play as well as unique designs incorporating Chinese characteristics. A “China Design Day” will also be held during the fair. This will provide a platform for one-to-one communication between designers, retailers, distributors and developers from home and abroad, and allow for the exploration of new cooperation opportunities. Find out more.

Words from the organisers. Main image via David Jia.

Yang Liping Performing Arts Center


"Work is underway in the western Chinese city of Dali at the site of the Yang Liping Performing Arts Center. Designed by Studio Pei-Zhu, the structure forms a close relationship with its natural environment, sitting between the Cangshan mountain range and Erhai, an alpine fault lake. Immersed within its environment, the building is shaped by the variations in landscape and climate that define the region”. Continue reading.

Continuous Line


O-Office Architects in Shenzhen have completed a [gallery] space…The building, EMG Shenzhen, needed a continuous spiral staircase in the centre…with the architects designing a lit ribbon of very thin stone connecting the three floors”. Via EightSix.

More on Vega Zaishi Wang


After successfully staging her first ever solo show earlier this year, which featured the new collection “The Dark Night of the Soul”, Vega Zaishi Wang has finally opened her new store at Galeries Lafayette Beijing. Details.

Photo by Jonathan Leijonhufvud.

Graphic Design Exhibition Presented at Asia House by the Shenzhen Graphic Design Association

Graphic Design in China (GDC) is one of the most influential large-scale integrated design competitions. Run by Shenzhen Graphic Design Association (SGDA), it celebrates outstanding achievement in design and shows work by top designers alongside emerging talent…Under the theme ‘Design for China’s Future 2003-2013’, this pop-up exhibition will display the strength of Chinese design”. Taking place between 15-20 September 2014 at London’s Asia House. Find out more.

Original words via Asia House. Image via zitype.

ADC Traveling Exhibition: Shenzhen, China

"300 award-winning art pieces from the ADC 92nd / 93rd Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design, as well as the ADC Young Guns 11 Exhibition, are on display at OCT Art & Design Gallery in Shenzhen, China. The works range from print advertisements to graphic design, illustrations, photography, book design and package design, as well as interactive, motion, film and theatrical displays". More information.

Words via ADC Global.