See The Top 3 Emerging Designers That Stood Out At Beijing Design Week – Being one of the national large-scale annual cultural design events and thee e international A-type creative design, this incredible event will show you the best design trends and emerging designers in today’s design industry.
Beijing Design Week is back to surprise all the design lovers that are attending this incredible week. Held with the approval of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, which is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Beijing Municipal Government, this one of the trendiest events of the year! As the design week with the largest scale in Asia and creative design, public service platform attracts more than 2,000 designers, institution representatives and academic professionals, more than 100 registered media and 5 million audiences.
First launched in 2009, Beijing Design Week has quickly become the leading international platform for design in China. In 2012, UNESCO named Beijing an “international design capital,” recognizing the city’s effort to foster innovation and be a leading smart city in China. This year, the event is focused on sustainable design and craftsmanship, bringing an impressive showcase of iconic design brands and a selection of emerging Chinese designers, alongside forums and public talks.
The purpose of Beijing Design Week is to raise public design awareness as well as to help develop stronger design infrastructure and discourse in the city. The incredible design exhibition will be all over the beautiful city of Beijing. With international influence in the sustainable design concept development, today the Asian Interior Design team is going to present the top emerging artists yet:
Frank Chou Design Studio
Founded by and named for Frank Chou in 2012, Frank Chou Design Studio has become one of the most respected independent design studios in China. The brand’s contemporary inspiration goes beyond Chinese style and boundaries to meet the taste of global urban youth. Besides the slick combination of simplicity and high-level craftsmanship, Chou’s unique signature is a tasteful but emotional and even playful approach to design. By means of asymmetries, modularity, color and material juxtaposition, the renowned designer successfully interprets Chinese youth’s demand for understated elegance. With the accumulation of work experience in European, the maturity of design cognition and every design piece by him can express the pursuit of freedom of design and needs of macro-design thinking in order to achieve a balance among the business, manufacturing, marketing, and aesthetic considerations.
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Black Drama 嘿黑有馅
While Chinese design is becoming more mature and moving into the mainstream, Black Drama’s lighter, relaxed and artful approach results in whimsical and imaginative twists.
Founded by Da Feng, this Beijing-based design studio explores the integration of contemporary art—in particular surrealistic elements—and practical design. The brand is also focused on a playful exploration of the possibilities of life: a bathtub that can become a hotpot table or an ice bucket, or a mosaic shaped into a QR code (recycled after the exhibition as tabletops). Shifting perspectives, irony, curiosity and the idea of making design interplay with emotions seem to be at the core of Black Drama’s slogan “The Gift for a Boring World.”
12 Hours (十二时慢
Shi Er Shi Man (12 Hours) is an independent Chinese Furniture/Housewares design and retail brand, that takes its name from the traditional Chinese measurement of a day by 12 “Chinese hours”—an ancestor’s reminder about a slow life of living mindfully.
Independent Shanghai-based furniture brand offers a good example of the current “Neo-Ming” style that blends the tradition of impeccable craftsmanship, contemporary aesthetics, and technology. For example, their Mulan Chair combines human design with computer calculations, resulting in a piece where no surface plane is flat and no single line is purely straight. The chair’s shape seems different, depending on the angle from which it’s viewed, and echoes the invisible complexity behind the simple beauty of the natural world.
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