Red Dot x Xiamen International Business of Design Week 2014
"For the third time in a row, Red Dot is a major partner and co-organiser of the Xiamen International Design Business Week. From 5-8 November 2014, true to the motto ‘Design for Luxury Living’, inspiring product exhibitions, informative presentations, an exclusive design forum with renowned speakers and the Red Dot Academy invite for professional exchange, networking and entering new markets". Continue reading.
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Triple Major has just introduced a new outpost in Chengdu named the Centre for Panda Studies. More.
Red Brick Museum’s “Tales from the Taiping Era”
"Out past the Fifth Ring Road in the northeastern outskirts of Beijing, the scenery gradually fades into the countryside. This also makes the high-end Red Brick [Art] Museum stand out all the more…made sheerly from red bricks and a garden made up only of slate-grey bricks summon up almost a surreal dream - but real it is! This distinctive project designed by Dong Yugan, an architect from Beijing University, thoroughly pushed the potential of brickwork to the limit, while its many modern landscape design elements makes the site not only a large-scale private museum, but also a luxury Chinese-inspired garden, along with a cafe and restaurant. The owner? Professional artist turned real estate mogul, Yan Shijie”. Via randian.
Happy Birthday Plastered8!
Happy Birthday and congratulations to Plastered8 for recently turning eight!
CAFA Graduate Shows 2014
This year’s CAFA graduate exhibitions are currently underway; taking place throughout the school campus until 11 June 2014. The Industrial Design Studio are hosting an extra preview night tomorrow (6 June) from 17:00-20:00, where they will present “novel applications for Xuan Paper, home fungus growing, high-tech tea making, fractal DIY bag construction, Kuaidi vehicle design, and more!”
Located in The Building Centre at Store Street in London, China Design Centre is “a new and independent initiative to facilitate better and deeper understanding of excellent contemporary design from China and to foster creative partnerships with British architectural and design practices”. Continue reading.
Design Anthology (DA) is a new magazine by Suzy Annetta, an Australian interior designer based in Hong Kong. “We see DA as a celebration of the burgeoning creative and cultural scene in Asia”, she says. “Making up more than half of the world’s population, this is an important place”. Printed in Hong Kong on FSC-certified paper, and available on newsstands internationally, DA is a magazine “for design connoisseurs, sybarites and bon vivants”.
Originally from Taiwan, UK-based Li-Chu Wu trained in Metalsmithing and Jewellery Design at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan before completing a Masters in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products at Birmingham City University, UK. Her current jewellery work makes use of layers of paper, which are used to evoke subtle movement and tactile qualities - natural forms and processes, says the designer, inspire each of her collections. She has exhibited worldwide, including in Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Belgium, Switzerland, USA, Taiwan, China and the United Kingdom.