Design China

News about design in Greater China


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.

Duan Zhihua


Duan Zhihua from Shanghai, a graduate of Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, has a great portfolio of work that ranges from branding and identity, to typography and exhibition design. See more here.

Interior Design: Memo from Hong Kong


Design China’s Zara Arshad writes about Hong Kong for Interior Design magazine. Read the article.