Taiwanese designer, Pili Wu, is mainly recognised for his Plastic Classic stool series (stocked by Wuhao Curated Shop and ilivetomorrow in China). More recently, however, the young designer has been experimenting on and expanding his concept - combining ubiquitous furniture with more elegant materials and structures - for a new plastic-ceramics tableware range. See more.
Originally from Liaoning Province, Xiao Tianyu is a Beijing-based designer who graduated from CAFA in 2010. His graduation furniture series, Harmony, demonstrates his signature style: combining local Chinese culture with a more contemporary design aesthetic. Design China spoke with him recently to find out more.
Paris and Beijing-based TANTan Architecture Design Workshop have just released a new set of furniture at Wuhao Curated Shop. See more photos under the cut.
Last week, Wuhao Curated Shop unveiled their summer installation at a 2-year birthday party. Here are some snapshots of a very red Mao’er 35.
As ever, another poetic explanation:
“This Monday, 25 June from 5-10pm @ Mao’er. 端午节 is here. Season’s fire starts to burn. Red Summer warms the spring peonies and makes lotus blossom. 2 years, 10 seasons: it’s time for a joyful celebration. Milan awarded INNOVO-PINWU, Ground Zero, 15 new brands…Des explorations et des fidelites”.
See you there!
Nick Wu (or Wu Rui Di) was born in Taiwan in 1988 and earned a degree in Visual Communication at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia. He was former in-house graphic designer at Wuhao Curated Shop; well-featured for his Dunhuang-inspired wallpapers (pictured).
We’re finally back after an extended break during which, we promise, content was being curated for Design China. Before we get on with the next post, I’d like to point out our new URL: www.design-china.org!
Back to business: “Tucked away deep within the hutongs of Beijing’s Dongcheng district, the new Wuhao Curated Shop is Beijing’s first proper concept shop. Housed in a sublime siheyuan, or courtyard home, that belonged to the Last Empress Wanrong, the space is orchestrated seasonally with some of China’s most cutting-edge fashion, design and art and a smattering of international indie brands. A onetime upstart with a roster of only 15 designers, Wuhao now boasts nearly 100 Chinese and international brands”. Via Wallpaper.
“2012 is here, the dragon is coming; it’s time for a fresh start, good resolutions and sales! This weekend at Mao-er 35, it’s time to indulge yourself, make your house comfy and your beloved happy. Black dresses, crazy shoes and warm coats, funny gloves and colourful products are waiting for you. From 14-15 Jan, noon-8pm”.
Design China will be taking an early Christmas break. We’ll be back soon; meanwhile, please enjoy these images from recent creative events. Season’s Greetings everyone!