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.
Wong Chi Fung is a Hong Kong-born designer. He graduated with a higher diploma in product design from IVE (Sha Tin), and won bronze award in the 2005 Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition. Pictured is his incredibly poetic Lotus Leaf dining set, made from a combination of natural and carbonised bamboo.
JIA Inc. is a Hong Kong-based product design brand and collective. Established in 2007, the company offers designs from both established creatives, including Yung Ho Chang, as well as emerging talents. This Purple Clay Coffee Set by Gearlab is one of our faves.
“From 2 April to 5 May 2013, MO Bar at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will be serving an exclusive Jimmy Choo afternoon tea, inspired by the gypsy glamour of its latest spring/summer collection”. Continue reading.
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.
Another Columbia University initiative, this time looking at the future of the museum with Jeffrey Johnson, Aric Chen, Clare Jacobson and Liu Yingjiu. Details.
Designers & Books: Freeman Lau
Zara Arshad of Design China interviews globally-recognised Hong Kong designer, Freeman Lau, for Designers & Books. Read the interview here.
Interview: Lars Nittve, Executive Director of M+ Museum
Jing Daily interview Lars Nittve, executive director of Hong Kong’s highly anticipated M+ Museum. Read the discussion here.
Through the Windows
Head on over to Galerie Ora-Ora in Hong Kong to catch the last few days of Chinese ink artist Peng Jian’s first solo show in which “cityscapes behind window screens are delicately portrayed, rendering confined and opened spaces at the same time. [The artist] incorporates a traditional ruler painting approach with modern city landscapes, transforming his works into a meticulous yet abstract manifestation of our contemporary urban livelihood”. Visit CAFA Art Info for details.