Ubi Gallery is a contemporary jewellery design and ceramics store situated in Dashilar, Beijing. Initiated by Machtelt Schelling who, for the past 5 years, has acted as a crucial link in the art and design exchange between China and the Netherlands, the new space aims to promote Chinese and Asian jewellery design that exemplifies “careful consideration of materials” and works that “keep us curious”. We speak to Machtelt to find out more.
Kengo Kuma Designs New Museum at China Academy of Art in Xiangshan
“To further the promotion of art education, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and China Academy of Art in Xiangshan have announced plans to construct a new university within the hilly suburbs of Hangzhou by the spring of 2014. Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates, the museum…will harmonise with the lush topography and resist modifying any existing slopes to accommodate the 4,936 square meter facility”. Continue reading.
Ai Weiwei (Part 2)
Part 2 of a three-part interview series with renowned China creative, Ai Weiwei.
“Beijing fashion-savvy crowds shouldn’t miss the opening of No More Mono, a showcase of fashion, photo, video, and street-style culture launching at Liang Dian Design Center”. Organised by NEEMIC and taking place tonight. Details.
Beijing-based interior, product and furniture designer, Liu Feng, has been working in the creative industry in China since the late 90s. Originally from Shandong Province, he majored in sculpture at Tsinghua University, Beijing before founding design consultancy Fun+Living in 2004. He is also one of the founders of the China Furnishing Design Brand Alliance and, with designers Wen Tao and Li Miao, a partner of PEP Art&Design.
Liu Feng is known for his experimental approach to design, influenced greatly by his background in sculpture. He has participated in many international exhibitions, including Get It Louder 2010 and BJDW x Milan 2012.
Beijing, Changsha and London-based graphic design company, Resonance, handle a variety of projects that range from branding, packaging and poster design. Founded in 2006, the studio has received a number of awards for their playful approach to Chinese typography and design.