Designed in China: Wang I Chao

Wang I Chao reunites people with their imaginations. The New York based Taiwanese industrial designer and illustrator’s whimsical toys and art transports us back to the innocent world of childhood. I Chao’s character abstraction technique pulls us in with something that looks different but at the same time feels so very familiar. ‘Character abstraction is the way I refine and extract the essences of things and transfer them into design elements,’... Read More

Designed in China interview: Mocamomo

China’s contemporary art scene may be flourishing, with areas like Beijing’s 798 district rampant with talent, yet sadly there are few opportunities for these young emerging artists to make a living out of their work. Thankfully companies like Mocamomo are coming to the rescue by giving emerging artists an opportunity to commercialise their inspirations. The Chinese/Canadian mobile accessories firm primarily works with local talent with Mocamomo... Read More

Designed in China interview: Superise

A new generation of designers are creating quite a stir in China. These independent creators are openly challenging the ‘made in China’ tag by introducing work that challenges old traditions, represents a more contemporary China and is in many cases avant-garde. Together their creativity is helping form a new vernacular for modern Chinese design. Thanks to Bundshop, a platform for presenting a new generation of Chinese designers, we are publishing... Read More

Designed in China interview: Sozen

There is a new generation of Chinese designers creating a bit of a stir. These independent creators are openly challenging the cliché ‘made in China’ tag by introducing work that challenges old traditions, represents modern China and is at once avant-garde. Together their work is helping form a new vernacular for modern Chinese design. Thanks to Bundshop, an on-line platforms for presenting a new generation of Chinese designers, Design Talks... Read More