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Design China


Established in 2011, Design China is a digital platform that documents the rapidly evolving field of design in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The website is both an online magazine and an archive, offering news and reviews on relevant exhibitions, talks and events, and original interviews conducted with both established and emerging designers linked to the region.

Former media partners include: Beijing Design Week, Design Shanghai, Asia Pacific Designers Federation, World Design Capital Taipei 2016, cadex 2016, World Architecture Festival/INSIDE 2014 and 100% Design London 2014. The project has been featured on platforms like It’s Nice That, Core77, Desktop and WGSN, amongst others.

Image captions (starting from the top, then from left to right): 1) An image from Beijing Design Week 2011, where it all started for Design China. Photo: Melusinebf. 2) Photograph of jewellery designer Huang Yichuan in her old studio in Beijing. 3) In Huang Yichuan’s studio. 4) One of Huang Yichuan’s designs. Photo: Huang Yichuan Studio. 5) Wuhao Curated Shop in Beijing, a concept store that championed locally-made design. Photo: Tan Tan. 6) Harmony chair by furniture designer Xiao Tianyu. 7) Fashion collection by Ruxi. 8) One of the founders of Ruxi in their Beijing store. 9) Entering the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park for World Design Capital Taipei 2016.