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.
Beijing Design Week is back in Milan this year, this time with two main features. Details.
Jimmy Choo Afternoon Tea, Hong Kong
“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.
At first glance, NewChi’s porcelain pieces seem to defy gravity. From the pirouetting Ballet collection to the levitating Imperial Memories teapot, every piece designed by Heinrich Wang seems to be designed from an alternate universe.
And this was exactly his intent: to transform the age-old craft of porcelain-making, and revolutionise a process iterated millions of times throughout history.
A world-class designer whose commercial portfolio spans commissions for Beijing Subway, Samsung, Nokia and Panasonic, and recipient of numerous Red Dot Design Awards, David Jia is an extremely unique yet humble individual. Originally from Ningxia, he studied painting from a very young age before moving on to study design under one of the very first creatives to bring industrial design to China. Here we discuss with David his personal understanding of design, his company LKK, and why he established the SANSA (Shangshang) brand.
Originally from Liaoning Province, Xiao Tianyu is a Beijing-based designer who graduated from CAFA in 2010. His graduation furniture series, Harmony, demonstrates his signature style: combining local Chinese culture with a more contemporary design aesthetic. Design China spoke with him recently to find out more.
Paper Tiger and Tranquil Tuesdays have partnered up to bring you the ultimate combo: “Tranquil Tuesday’s unique Chinese tea and teaware gift sets wrapped in Paper Tiger’s eye-catching, one-of-a-kind, Chinese-inspired gift wrapping paper.
Both [enterprises] are based full-time in China and seek to present a fresh vision of a Chinese design aesthetic. We each celebrate ancient Chinese designs, motifs, and traditions…informed by the vibrant modern cities we live in”. Find out more.
Design China recently visited Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China. Starting off at a morning market organised by The Pottery Workshop, we wound our way through the numerous stalls where students were selling their works - definitely a dangerous place for the wallet! Despite the gloomy weather, we then made our way to Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, and even managed to speak to director Jackson Li, as well as artist in residence, Bryan Mulvihill, who were both nice enough to show us around their studios. Here’s a photo essay of (what we thought were) some of the more interesting finds.
“Visit our hutong neighbour and fellow social enterprise, brandnü, to seize their special promotion on select Tranquil Tuesdays products for the month of March. Save 40% on all varieties of our Organic Jade Sword Green Tea and our Crystalline Glaze Gaiwans”. Find the store.
“Right now on our Facebook Page, we are celebrating the launch of our online store with a crazy discount code to save even more off your entire order. The offer is only valid until 8 December, so go on over to the Tranquil Tuesdays Facebook Page to learn more”.