Gu Qi is a furniture designer based in Beijing. He majored in industrial design and graduated from Huaqiao University, Fujian in 2005. Originally from northeast China, Gu Qi travelled extensively in China’s coastal cities such as Changzhou, Xiamen and Shanghai before arriving in Beijing. Design China sat down with him this week to discuss his journey to date.
Su Guangyu (or Kyle) is a fashion designer based in Beijing. Born in north China, Kyle actually spent most of his childhood in south China. He attended Guangdong University but quickly found out that formal design education was not for him: he opted to drop out after a year and worked as a designer’s assistant before moving to Hong Kong. Kyle recently returned to Mainland China to set up his own collection, so I met with him to find out more.
A few years old now, but still amazing: “In Beijing’s CBD, a huge LED screen was constructed [by Entertainment Design Corporation] as the main attraction for The Place, a mixed-use retail center developed by Beijing Aozhong Xingye Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. Covering the street between two 5-storey, high-end retail centers and two 23-storey office towers, the Sky Screen is 2,296’ long, 88’ wide and 80’ high. The viewing surface, clad entirely with LED modules, makes the square footage a close second to the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, the largest single screen in the world.” Read more.