Design China Beijing partners with leading design and creative studios, luxury fashion brands and influential media titles to create unique design experience for all the participants and visitors, including the trend forecasts, one-off installations, stand-out projects and exclusive networking events!
‘Sustainable Hutong’ area is designed by architect and designer Guo Yuchen. These traditional residential courtyards are typical of old Beijing, and modernised architectural concepts have become topical in China in recent years with high profile architects and cultural institutions developing modern-day takes on the traditional Hutong. Design China Beijing’s Sustainable Hutong is a curatorial grid hutong and innovative materials lab, exploring the impact of rapid urbanisation and the concept of public space as a community shared resource, and ultimately how the design of that space directly affects the interaction between community members. The creation of ‘sustainable hutongs’ is an example of sustainable space design that can continuously adapt to the development of the times, taking historically significant Beijing landmarks and developing them together with urban space in a longer-term and sustainable way.
Initiated by Design China Beijing and Jae Li, an international designer, curator, and educator with distinctive award-winning creative design experiences, Green Connections is a cross-disciplinary design industry leadership platform, with a vision to bring together leaders in various sustainable design and innovation realms. Through workshops, exhibits and collaborative projects, Green Connections community is dedicated in sharing the most cutting edge sustainable design trends and ideas, and in searching for the best sustainable practices in future design. Green Connections offers a chance to discover new materials and progressive sustainability research.
The bespokely curated Unfinished Garden will be located at the entrance of the show and leads visitors to the Sustainable Hutong area. Designed by the Founder of Studio YUDA, Yuchen Guo, the concept aims to create a never-seen-before environment and social area with recycled materials (ceramic waste) to attract visitors' attention and also to encourage more conversations about sustainable design.
Just In Time
The Theme for our presentation is “Just In Time”, which is a continuation of artist Kim Simonsson's first solo exhibition at IYOUTH gallery space.We would like to highlight Kim Simonsson’s “Moss People”. The “Moss People” sculptures are the result of a unique technique combining stoneware, paint, and green nylon fiber, which gives the figures their smooth and mossy surface. Every sculpture is handmade and created in the artist’s studio in Fiskars Village, Finland.
At Design China Beijing, IYOUTH will meet the public with a new identity. The IYOUTH art gallery project starts from 2020. We Introduces a wide variety of artworks by established & emerging artists around the globe with a fresh perspective and translate them with our experience in art, space design for young generation through novel visual language.
The chief designer PAUL is the founder and design director of MHPD. He believes in a word of IRIS VAN HERPEN, “The more difficult or further away something feels, the more it attracts me. If a material is too easy to work with it, it cannot start a process, so I let it go.”
The Chinese pronunciation of “Natuzzi Italia” is similar to “Na Tu Zi”. "Na"(纳) means "Inclusiveness", which symbolises the brand's philosophy of inclusion and diversity. "Tu Zi"(兔子) means “rabbit”. Inspired by this, Natuzzi Italia creates the "Na Rabbit" Feature for Design China Beijing 2021.
WAD Academy of Mansion
WAD World Youth Designer Conference is an annual international design event initiated by China, which is held in a “young development city” around the world each year to invite outstanding young designers from different countries and regions. It attracts people from all walks of life such as aesthetics, environmental construction, design art and social aesthetics, and provides a venue for young designers to share and exchange with each other, convey the dreams and creative ideas of young designers to the world, to bring outstanding young designers get the attention of the world.
WAD believes that no matter how the city develops and changes, Nature, Humanities, History are all scarce resources that cannot be replicated, and the current top priority is the regeneration and sustainability of the natural environment! WAD hopes to regain the connection between man and nature through Zhijun Feng’s ingenious ideas, and achieve the symbiosis and balance of nature, ecology, architecture and human. The “Healthy” and sustainable beauty” is presented in the space and create the concept space of ecological mansion with a real, new and luxurious future lifestyle.
Launched by the luxury marketing communications company Adventi, GREENEXT is an integrated online and offline platform focusing on sustainable fashion and lifestyle. The platform is dedicated to promoting consumer and industry interaction, and jointly exploring, discussing, and promoting various sustainable solutions and values. In this exhibition, GREENEXT will make great efforts to create a specially planned exhibition area and actively implement the concept of sustainability.
As a leading international working environment designer and furniture supplier, PWG creates a diversified and ultimate office space and life experience to meet the changing needs of the new generation of working environments. In Design China Beijing 2021, PWG will present an Art inspired theme stand design, let the design start again, and explore the infinite possibilities of a new generation of office space.