Make Font is the first dedicated type design company in China. Established at the start of 2009, the young & dynamic company is headed up by Ding Yi. Since then they have created around 15 fonts for use in commercial applications.
London’s famous ACE Cafe has opened its first overseas branch in Beijing’s 798 district. Designed by DEEP Architects, the building includes a living facade which breathes and moves throughout the day. Crafted onto the original 751 train station, the original brick structure has been retained, with DEEP using shipping containers to provide building services.
Jody Xiong from Shanghai works for Ogilvy and recently completed a rebranding for a local tea company. Bringing their old branding into the modern day with fresh typography and graphic details to reach out to a younger Chinese demographic.
Chinese designer Kevin Chan is a Chinese product designer who lives in Foshan, south China. He won the Red Dot Award in 2013 for his T-Scooter concept, pictured below, which connects with your phone and warns the rider if they are not wearing their helmet.
ShiBaZhi are a Chinese furniture design and manufacturer who focus on sustainable use of cardboard for their accordion designs. Founded in 2008 in Beijing, they suffered a series of mishaps until they relaunched late 2013 with a brown and white range of waterproof furniture. You can visit their store here or their website here.
A project from Atelier CNS in Guangdong, a collection of artist studios with digitally produced CNC milled facades. Having been limited to square footprints by the developers, the architects design the 10 volumes with differing facades. Completed late last year, the buildings are now occupied by artists and small shops.