From COORDINATION ASIA is the Rainbow Chapel, based at the Shanghai Museum of Glass. The newly opened chapel appeals to creative Chinese couples looking for an alternative wedding venue and is the first of its kind in the city.
Shenzhen graduate designer Zheng Cheng Rong recently displayed his 2015 graduate work. Breaking up history into 3 basic eras – Weapons, Electrics and Internet era, the designers have created “Madhouse”. Each era has its own typographical symbol and moving illustration to represent the respective time in history.
The Minjiang River in Sichuan Province, is now the home of the Riverside Tea House, a beautiful, calm space by Chinese interior design architect Lin Kaixin.
Built for a local client who wanted a place ‘to drink tea with drinks in leisure time while relax myself when feel tired’. Lin Kaixin came up with the concept of playing a flute near the river and integrating with nature as closely as possible. Whilst taking oriental culture as a central focus of the building, he has created a free, open, natural and humane spiritual space. Shoji paper, vertical wooden slats and a grey architectural aesthetic create a calm balance with the natural landscape around it.
Honglei Chen is a young Chinese furniture designer from Xi’an who recently completed work on his new range of products. Combining a simple asian aesthetic with a modern light wood, he has attempted to reinterpret classic Chinese furniture, for use in a Chinese home. Also below are images of his coat/bag rack.
Tonight will be the first of a series of talks by Style by Asia, ‘Successful Design Sharing Night’.
We will have four fantastic speakers from design, technology, and education perspectives sharing their personal and professional transformational experiences. Change can be exciting, scary, or both, find out how these speakers leveraged change to transform themselves or their businesses.
Macau based Chinese designer Tun Ho uses typography to create bold branding with distinctly Chinese characteristics. He experiments a lot with letter-pressing and printing in his home city whilst designing for local clients.