Design China

News about design in Greater China


More on Tang’ Roulou


Beijing-based Tang’ Roulou create the most adorable children’s outfits and accessories that scream colour, confidence and originality. Created in 2007 by Pierre-Yves Babin and Amélie Peraud, the brand is inspired by the details of yesterday’s everyday life, offering poetic, bucolic creations: dragons, phoenixes and goldfish joyfully play in a setting of dots, stripes and flowers enhanced with a little retro touch, “sometimes daring but always elegant”. Authenticity and quality characterise Tang’ Roulou, as well as beautiful handcrafted details found in all of their pieces. We sat down with the designers to uncover more.

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INSIDE 2014 Awards Shortlist

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors (with Headline Partner Dulux), the leading global interior design awards programme, has announced the nominees that will go head-to-head to be crowned World Interior of the Year 2014 this October. Comprising the most original and exciting interiors from the last 12 months, this year’s awards consist of 60 nominations from 21 countries across nine diverse categories. We are very happy to see on the shortlist from Greater China Neri&Hu, Joyce Wang, One Plus Partnership, Affect-t, Hallucinate Design, Mission & Associates Limited, and Taiwan DaE International Design Career. See the full shortlist.

WAF 2014 Awards Shortlist


Taking place at the seventh annual World Architecture Festival (WAF), the world’s biggest architectural awards programme - the WAF awards - have attracted entries from more than 50 countries this year. The organisers have seen a significant increase in entries from Asian countries, with two projects by Aedas representing China on the final shortlist. See the full list here.

Maison & Objet: Rising Asian Talent Awards 2015


Our friends over at Design Anthology (DA) have just been named Maison & Objet’s media partner for the 2015 Rising Asian Talent Awards. As part of the agreement, DA are scouting China design talent from the fields of home/living/decoration until 8 August 2014. If you think you have what it takes to be nominated, get in touch!

Rocco Design Architects


Hong Kong and Shenzhen-based Rocco Design Architects work under the philosophy that “architecture is the embodiment of culture – embracing and reinterpreting the past, as well as addressing modernity and the requirements of contemporary living”. Currently headed by six directors, the studio consistently wins awards both locally and overseas: this year, they were honoured as winners of the Iconic Awards, initiated by the German Design Council, for their Guangdong Museum project (pictured above). Rocco Design Architects has also been shortlisted for Urban Land Institute’s Global Awards for Excellence and International Union of Architects’ Award for “Friendly Spaces Accessible to All”. A sneak peek of one of their latest projects, the design of a new campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education (due to be completed in 2016), can be viewed under the cut.

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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.