Design Shanghai is collaborating with international home and lifestyle magazine AD China to present an extensive four-day international design forum. The AD China Design Forum will feature five daily seminars staged in the Collectibles Hall with prolific designers meeting to discuss the future of global design. With the capacity to hold 200 visitors, the seminar theatre will be designed by Neri&Hu. Talk details.
Acclaimed Literary Magazine Chutzpah! Shuts Down
Critically acclaimed literary magazine Chutzpah! has stopped publication after nearly four years. Chief Editor Ou Ning announced the news on 19 February 2014 on his Weibo and Facebook accounts. Over its print run of 16 issues, the publication has earned “rave reviews by lovers of literature for its presentation and edgy selection of literary content. Subjects ranged from dialect to minority literature, poetry, diaspora, and the last on the ‘Diamond Generation’ of post-89 youth. Each issue also included an abridged English-language supplement consisting mainly of translations from the Chinese”. Read more via randian.
Design Shanghai x Song Tao
Organised by Song Tao, Design Shanghai will host a live auction in the Collectibles hall on 2 March 2014. Visitors can preview the limited edition designs on offer during the four days prior to the live session. More.
Design Shanghai x ELLE DECO
China’s leading design magazine ELLE DECO will be creating a unique experience for Design Shanghai visitors via their pop up café. A cutting edge online-to-offline model, the café will comprise exhibition and store space where visitors will be able to sit among carefully-selected furniture from internationally-renowned designers while ordering products from the ELLE DECO online store. Find out more via Design Shanghai.
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Shanghai Tang x Moleskine
"Inspired by the richness of Chinese culture and its many traditions and beliefs, Shanghai Tang and renowned publisher of legendary notebooks Moleskine collaborate to launch a limited edition series of the Feng Shui Diary (left). Celebrating the Year of the Horse, the cover of this A5 lined notebook is embossed with a tangram horse pattern, a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes. The tangram was originally invented in China during the Song Dynasty to evaluate a person’s intelligence". See more and others like this.
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Wallpaper* Handmade is the acclaimed exhibition of contemporary craft and design, showcasing also cutting-edge materials and production techniques. The exhibition, which will travel to China for the very first time with Design Shanghai 2014, will feature five new collaborations between Jaguar and designers Fredrikson Stallard, Moritz Waldemeyer, Mathieu Gustafsson, Salvatori and Neri&Hu.
Wild Feast (pictured) is Shanghai-based Neri&Hu’s contribution. The design duo’s “distinctly modern and bold Chinese interpretation of a very traditional British item – the picnic basket – makes perfect sense: made from precision engineered carbon fibre, their beautifully conceived Wild Feast basket displays a sensitive and intelligent understanding of the contemporary Jaguar aesthetic”. More.
Mu Shi Tian Gong
Yao Yejun is a self-professed “audacious and creative” young designer. After graduating from Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University in 2010, he worked as a UX designer at IBM before establishing furniture brand Mu Shi Tian Gong in 2012. The name of the brand originates “from the designer’s reverence for the strength and beauty of nature”. Via EightSix.
Columbia University x Beijing
Columbia University have a series of interesting talks and exhibitions taking place throughout China these coming months. Studio-X Beijing, for instance, will offer up a new exhibition called “On the Immediacy of Objecthood and Situatedness of Architecture”, whilst the People Building Better Cities exhibition will open in Shanghai this Sunday with a talk moderated by Dr. Dai Chun, Managing Editor of Time + Architecture and Director of T+A Books Publishing Studio. See also Columbia Global Centers, East Asia for related events.
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In this sponsored post, we catch up with the Design Shanghai team to unravel details about their upcoming event.
"As the crowds pulled in at London’s Somerset House to welcome London Fashion Week’s spring/summer 2014 collections…a similar flurry of activity – a visible mixture of excitement, anticipation, and nerves – was evident at London’s Royal Opera House where Design by Shanghai – a one-day event showcasing 11 of China’s hottest fashion design talents - was presented by Shanghai Fashion Designers’ Association. Xiaoyu Lu of renaître, Stella Lam, Lily Lee of Xisu Shanghai, LUMINIFEROUS AETHER, Zheng Xiaodan and Ji Cheng, as well as five brands represented by multi-brand store Dongliang Studio, personally showcased their collections in an informal but charming indoor garden space, whilst three catwalk shows took place at intervals throughout the day". More via AnyWearStyle.