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saMPLE Collection

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Head on over to Cha’er 19 in Dashilar to view Label Aleph’s beautiful, new saMPLE Collection. We actually bumped into Rotterdam and Jingdezhen-based Label Aleph co-founder Carola Zee in The Hague (of all places) last week; watch this space for a more in-depth interview with the talented porcelain designer. Meanwhile, please enjoy this short series of images of the BJDW 2013 showcase currently on view.

Images generously provided by Label Aleph.

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Audio Archaeology

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As part of Design Hop: Dashilar, creators of online journal Concrete Flux will bring to BJDW 2013 Audio Archaeology, a participatory event that aims to focus people’s attention on the sounds of a visually-chaotic Beijing:

"We want people to be more aware of the urban environments around them, to realise that, in spite of all the stress and frustrations of mega-city life, cities are some of the most fascinating creations of humankind. Cities often thrust upon us complex and overwhelming sensory experiences, which deaden our observational abilities and desires. Our project seeks to reawaken these observations of urban environments in the ancient and rapidly changing city of Beijing, and in so doing raise an awareness of the complex reality of the city in all its grime and glory".

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Architect@Work China

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"We know that Beijing’s architecture and design scene is becoming ever more dynamic. Now is the perfect time for design-minded professionals to meet and share their ideas in a chic setting away from the office. That’s where we come in. To coincide with the opening of this year’s Beijing Design Week, we’ll be hosting our first Architect@Work Drinks with Hotel Éclat Beijing on 26 September 2013”.

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Ma Yansong Reveals Beijing Chaoyang Park Project

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"Ma Yansong’s latest design, Chaoyang Park, is a continued exploration of [his] Shan Shui City concept. The all-encompassing complex he has proposed is an interpretation of China’s ancient philosophy [set] within a contemporary metropolis. Positioned adjacent to the world’s second largest city park, within the typical CBD area of the Chinese capital, Ma Yansong aims to obliterate the distinct boundaries between the park and the city by immersing his architecture within the green space, extending nature into the urban environment”. Via designboom.

More on BJDW 2013

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From 26 September to 3 October 2013, Beijing Design Week (BJDW) returns to the capital with a promising programme cultivated by the new Creative Director, Beatrice Leanza.

"BJDW 2013 proposes an established format of key sections, including: Design Forum; Smart City 2013 - a main exhibition produced and hosted by China Museum of Digital Arts (CMoDA); the annual Design Award devoted to local innovators; the Design Hop series - the largest component of BJDW; the Guest City program; and a new trading platform dubbed Design Market". Design China previews just some of the highlights.

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Beijing Design Week 2013

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With less than a month to go, Beijing Design Week 2013 is fast approaching. In preparation, Design China will be disrupting normal schedule to post previews and interviews with organisers, participants and curators, especially those affiliated with this year’s Guest City programme. More soon.