A contemporary renovation of a building on the Bund from 2010 by NHDRO. A conversion of an old Japanese army base into a 19 room hotel in Shanghai with fantastic views over Pudong.
Some lovely minimalist furniture from Hangzhou based SmartWoodHouse. The designs reflect the simplicity of the material they are working with and are more Scandanavian than Asian.
Changsha native HopeTrue imagines vivid illustrations of animals in his work.
Although not strictly speaking a Chinese designed project, the Spanish team of ACXT collaborated with local architecture and landscape companies and has a Beijing office. The business school is based in Beijing (China Europe International Business School) in Zhong Guan Cun in the west of the city.
Yang Peng Fei from Chengdu has a vibrant, lively style from his hand drawn illustrations to his work for ELLE MAN and GQ. I could look at some of his illustrations for hours, and he has a great breadth of work. A bright future for Yang Pengfei…
Time in inject some colour back into the blog! Guangzhou based Fei Tu Fei designs childish, bright images and mixes up vector work with hand-drawn elements. I really like her packaging designs for Guava Juice, which would look great on a Chinese grocery store shelf (Jinkelong?) Fei Tu Fei doesn’t break any new ground but its fun...
23 year old Hez is from Urumqi City, far out in Western China. This influence of a more muslim background is apparent in his work. His surreal illustrations have a twist of the contemporary about them but with traditional hand drawn elements. I would love to see his work in colour too.
A new project from Li Han and Atelier 11 with help from Thandi Stirling and Yu Zi, after mentioning that he was working on this book in a previous interview here. A collection of illustrations, text and photography from Beijing, mainly 798 Art District and Sanlitun.
Chengdu based illustrator Gedoo produces surreal sketched illustrations. Although somewhat ‘cutsey’ at times, the abstract elements makes it interesting.
Mojo Wan is a 23 year old lad from Shanghai who shows that you don’t need a degree in design from university to design well… Having studied Engineering at University, he has honed what he enjoys doing into his career. Some of his work has an erotic edge, which is unusual in China but its...
Mind blowing surrealist visuals from the mind of Beijinger Na Zhao. She has created these by hand and she has a very unique and distinctive style. I would to see more of her work in the future.
This ever changing space in 798 in Beijing has had a recent refit. What was once a factory, then a Nike art space (which burnt down) is now a gallery space. Interconnecting bridges over a large open plan gallery have created an interesting but low key space.