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.
The Yong Jiu Bike Cafe has just opened up in Shanghai. The space, designed by Kyle Chan of Hong Kong, looks to strengthen the classic Yong Jiu bike brand in its home city of Shanghai. The industrial space is kitted out with references to the old factory and tries to re-establish the brands image to connect to a younger audience.
Hangzhou furniture makers MZGF have taken the classic bamboo chair seen on streets all over China and reinterpreted it form for a more minimalist look. Re-imagined in maple and beech for mass manufacture, the chair invokes memories of the classic chair.