“Although the outlook for China’s furnishing industry seems optimistic, analysts say the nation’s furniture makers face great challenges, especially in the international market.
China has more than 50,000 furniture companies, most of which are small enterprises, according to the China National Furniture Association. Some brands, such as Camerich, Markor, Qumei and Baiqiang, are competitive in terms of price”. Continue reading.
“Unveiled at Milan Design Week 2012, Chinese architect Zhang Ke of Beijing-based practice standardarchitecture has designed Hidden Dragon, a sofa for Italian manufacturing company, Moroso. Sinuous curves evoke the imagery of the western mountain landscape forming the seat-backs and separate niches for diverse seating experiences. Individuals may sit or recline and easily converse with their neighbours, generating a setting for relationships and public intimacy. Derived from ancient Chinese tales of the water dragon, the form of the piece represents a physical interpretation of the dragons’ usually invisible movement”. Via designboom.