INSIDE recently announced an exciting array of international designers that will present a series of seminar sessions at this year’s event. The festival will begin with a keynote speech on Wednesday 1 October by Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, the international design studio behind projects such as Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart and the soon to be completed Canaletto building in London. Other keynote speakers will include Eric Carlson, Principal of Carbondale, and Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Find out more.
BANMOO @ BJDW 2014
BANMOO Gallery are displaying the newest furniture and accessories designed by Lv Yongzhong in a carefully choreographed installation in Caochangdi. Making use of his 20+ years experience in architecture and interior design, “Lv Yongzhong combines fine materials, engineered comfort and exquisite craftsmanship with Eastern wisdom”. This collection aims to promote “peacefulness and serenity in a hectic urban life, and to develop a language of modern Chinese furniture design with elements that originate in the Ming Dynasty”. Exhibition details.
Tongji Design Week 2014
Tongji Design Week 2014 will take place on 10-17 October. This event is organised by the Tongji University College of Design and Innovation, Shanghai Week UNESCO City of Design, the Shanghai Industrial Design Association, and the China Industry Design and Research Institute (Shanghai). There will be over 20 exhibitions, forums and other activities on offer under the theme “New Space”. Find out more here and here.
Library for Kunming University of Science and Technology
"This library is regarded as the symbolic center of the university campus. The building form resembles stacked cubes on a plinth with bi-axial symmetry and a vertical central atrium. The central circular atrium serves as the spiritual center as well as the main vertical circulation of the library". See more.
Job Opportunity: NeochaEDGE
Shanghai creative agency NeochaEDGE are looking for exceptional people to join their team. A wide variety of opportunities are presently open, including roles in editorial, architectural/environmental/interior design and graphic design. Find out more.
Shanghai native Liu Yang is a furniture and industrial designer. She formally completed her MFA in Industrial Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York after receiving a BFA from East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai in 2010. She currently works for Ferber Design.
Despite language barriers, the now Shanghai-based illustrator Wang2Mu does a very good job of promoting his portfolio online: the young talent recently uploaded a series of selected projects on Cargo. See more.
Duan Zhihua from Shanghai, a graduate of Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, has a great portfolio of work that ranges from branding and identity, to typography and exhibition design. See more here.
More on Zhang Da
"Designer Zhang Da and his label Boundless have long been synonymous with an intellectual yet relaxed approach to fashion. His recent Shanghai Fashion Week show for the brand’s A/W collection offered exactly that.
Da’s propositions for next season felt familiar, if not necessarily safe. He’s a designer on the constant quest for a distinctive equilibrium between the austere and the luxurious. His aesthetic is cerebral and often literary, a meditative pursuit rather than a process of embellishment – a kind of haute normcore, if you’d like”. Continue reading.
These illustrations by Solo Fish from Shanghai radiate a charming batik-style aesthetic. We are especially intrigued by the images that directly reference contemporary life. Via NeochaEDGE.