JiangNan University Graduate Ruzhang Huang completed the OLDEW furniture project, based on a famous childs game called HuaRong Road, popular amongst Chinese children. Composed of a larger box with 5 smaller boxes within, they blocks can be mixed up to build a cabinet or armchair.
Current Rhode Island design student Sean Zhang has crafted the Painful Chair as part of his degree work. Having first studied in Milan, he is now studying for his masters, with one of his projects having been based upon traditional Chinese crafts. With 800 protrusions from the chair inspired by Chinese acupuncture, the chair is crafted with modern equipment, but following traditional chair making techniques.
New York based Chinese designers Hsin-Chun Wang from Taiwan and Ye Liu from Mainland China run HCWD Studio producing beautiful objects and interiors. Their latest works includes the Shift Light and the Brick Lamp.
Beijing based OPEN Architecture was tasked to design a dormitory for a local IT company in Fuzhou. Based on traditional tulou round houses common in Fujian province, the 3 courtyard buildings provide rest space for all workers. The buildings contain circulation on the inside of the courtyards, and with views across the sea on the exterior. Services are set into the raised mounds at the base of each building, and each has a green roof for communal activities. The hope is that by providing workers with a healthy environment, they will foster a strong sense of community.