Shanghai designer Bian has designed the visual identity for THETHING, a popular clothing brand in China. In preparation for Shanghai Fashion Week which begins tomorrow, a strong visual identity and brand was needed.
Newly founded Re-Fun Design by Xia Kai is a product design company based in Shanghai. They use experimental playful forms to create a range of furniture from a mirror to hallstand. Xia Kai says that the brand wants to ‘rethink life, to explain “things” and provide people with simple, playful, fun.’
Shanghai Fashion Week is back from the 15th – 23rd October 2014. Varied international and local brands will be showcasing their 2015 collections. Helen Lee, The Thing and Dong Liang are all local brands to keep an eye out for.
Now that Beijing Design Week has finished for 2014, we look back at some of the highlights.
Standard Architecture – Micro-Yuan’er
Much like the hutong installations of last year, standardarchitecture have built a small art space in the centre of a hutong courtyard and based around a tree.
Here we round-up the best of BJDW and Chinese Design for the biggest Chinese design event of the year. For a really useful interactive map click here.
Since 2013, Dashilar has been a hot bed of activity for young architects to try and reinvigorate and reinterpret the traditional old hutongs. The area has emerged largely unscathed from much of the rampant destruction of the last 20 years and designers are exploring how to modernise the area whilst keeping the important communities intact. Last year included the microhutong by standardarchitecture and the pop up canopy by PAO.
As we gear up for Beijing Design Week 2014, some of the more interesting plug-in exhibits are gathering traction.
KNEON Magazine will be teaming up with Yetang’s 50 Chinese independent designers, and graphic designer Nick Wu, to curate a space filled with the work of upcoming Chinese and international artists and designers during Beijing Design Week 2014.