Beijing-based illustrator Ray Lei has just sent us details of an upcoming exhibition he will be taking part in (alongside collaborators Thomas Sauvin and Zafka); from 18-27 May 2013, Today Art Museum will showcase their new Recycled animation (sneak peek above). Ray Lei tells us more.
“Chinese studio MAD has unveiled the first photographs of its icicle-shaped museum for wooden sculptures in Harbin, northeast China. Nicknamed the Ice City, Harbin experiences regular snowfall…MAD designed the China Wood Sculpture Museum with a twisted 200 metre-long body modelled on the shapes made by frozen liquids. Plates of polished steel clad the exterior of the building and are only interrupted by curving strips of glazing that form windows, skylights and a central entrance”. Continue reading.
Initiated in 2011 by Amihan Zemp and Hans Martin Galliker, NEEMIC is founded with three main visions at heart: to create outstanding fashion, to help make China’s fashion industry more environmentally sustainable, and to build bridges between Europe and Asia.
Based in Beijing, NEEMIC is a member of Agrachina (a network aimed towards promoting organic agriculture in China) and collaborates with young designers from London to Tokyo to create a particular metropolitan aesthetic, using the finest natural fabrics “for a comfortable feel”. We caught up with Hans Martin Galliker to find out more.
“Amazon.com is seeking a Visual Designer to work with the Amazon Design team in China. This position is responsible for delivering highly polished mockups and production-ready artwork that will be viewed by millions of customers and have an impact on [our] creative direction as we move forward”. Fluency in both Chinese (Mandarin) and English is a must. View this and other creative jobs at Amazon China via LinkedIn.
Ai Weiwei (Part 3)
With Beijing Design Week currently in Milan, we discuss with Ai Weiwei the success, effects and failures of last year’s event in the last of our unique interview series.
Marc’s primary responsibilities at Marc & Chantal Design entail developing the company’s strategies and leading the design teams on integrated projects: his background in graphic design, and vast experience in branding and interiors, help him to create, with his team, unique and highly successful design solutions that blend graphic design, interiors and multimedia. Design China spoke with Marc about working across Hong Kong and Mainland China, and about his journey to date.
“Book launch: Liu Xiaodong’s Hotan Project and Xinjiang Research, published by China CITIC Press, March 2013. Meet Liu Xiaodong and Ou Ning at Fangsuo Commune, Guangzhou on 2 April 2013, and at Cafe Copy, Today Art Museum, Beijing on 8 April 2013”. Via Ou Ning.
CIDA Awards 2013
China Industrial Design Association (CIDA), based in Beijing, was registered at the Ministry of Civil Affairs in 1979 and is authorised by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. It is a national, academic and non-profit organisation formed by Chinese industrial design enterprises, groups and professionals that hope to improve the local market and enhance economic development and social progress. CIDA’s annual China Top 10 Industrial Design Award, which aims to recognise outstanding contributions in the field of industrial design, is now accepting applications. Deadline for registration is 15 June 2013. Details.