Hi Design Shanghai featured 10 top Chinese design brands, both emerging and established names, exhibiting together for the first time in the UK. The event was an extraordinary platform for some of the most talented designers from the region, including; Blue Shanghai White, Design MVW, EYproducts, Frank Chou Design Studio, Maxmarko, Song Tao, Wu Haoyu, WUU, Yang Design and Yuue.
The show offered a preview of the most innovative and latest products by a selection of brands that will be also taking part in the third edition of Asia's leading international design event Design Shanghai, which will take place 9 – 12 March 2016 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, following the remarkable success of the first two editions.
Chinese designer Xu Ming and French architect Virginie Moriette founded Design MVW which combines architecture, interior and furniture design. The notion of "solid and void" varies according to different cultures. This concept has been expanded in an imaginative combination of forms and materials.
Butterfly is a design by Derek Chen that derives from a butterfly's flying trajectory. The skeleton shaped base provides support and connection in the table, thus embodying a structural composition.
Eva Zhou and Jerry Huang set up EY-Products in 2010. Since ancient times, the moon has been an important symbol in Chinese culture, representing homesickness and reunion. When turned on, the moon lamp is designed to provide its user with a sense of home and reunion
Based on the original form of stones, Neolith explores a new ceramic language. A sharp contrast is created by ceramic and stone materials, allowing the work to evoke a blend of modernity and tradition.
The Oriental Series by Frank Chou opens a dialogue to the 'universal language of design'. This new series highlights the connection between the Eastern and Western market.
Taking almost one thousand working hours to create the rhino skin pattern lacquer work, the piece is a new exploration blending modern and Chinese traditional design.
A set of screens presenting a sense of modern design that is integrated with classic Suzhou embroidery. It shows different scenarios when users move each screen.
Inspired by a traditional balance scale, the lamp is turned on by placing a phone into the slot at the rear. When switched off, the lamp remains down.