Using modernism style and technology to recreate the traditional lifestyle.
When I began to explore product design area, I researched ‘From Ming chair to Hans Wegner’ in product design. According to this research project. I realize there is great potential about Chinese style. I would like to bring Chinese style into our daily life for young generation. The two series of enamel light have different targets. First collection is combine the modern technology and traditional materials; the other is exploring new possibilities of traditional skills and materials.
After those two design project, I decided to change my major to ‘Contemporary Arts China’ and then I tried to focus on lifestyle. In old time, Buddhist burns incense in daily life. I got inspiration from incense to worship about Traditional Chinese Buddhist ritual. However, this incense culture is waning and ignores the spiritual meaning behind this life style. So I would like to offer a new type of rituals for the young generation.
I tried to bring a revolution about Chinese lifestyle to make it more suitable for young generation.
The piece ‘Yellow River’ is inspired by the Yellow River, which flows through my home-town Xuchang. Xuchang is a very old city and is full of old typical Chinese houses with tile-rooftops. ...Jewellery
XING Yiyin 邢译尹 I designed the packaging for the work of jewellery designer Zhang Qian. Her work is about her childhood memories of blowing bubbles....Visual Communication
LAO Zheng 劳铮 What drives my creativity is my fascination with different materials. I am particularly interested in finding eco materials and recyclable materials. I believe that there are enough materials in the world to design things with and we do not ...Product Design
Han Yifei 韩逸飞 I wish my work could be understood and appreciated by others, and to evoke empathy in some cases. ...Jewellery
ZHANG Hangyuan张航媛 I try to convey the similarity between mold and social outcasts, such as drug addicts. The first reaction people tend to have to mold is to try to get rid of it, so when people see my work at first they might feel uncomfortable and want ...Jewellery
Chen Junhui 陈俊卉A piece of jewellery that manifests hope and desire, can also provide a getaway, an escape into your dreams. Jewellery is full of stories, fables, secrets and imagination....Jewellery
Fiona 郭晓枫 I have always been fascinated by nature’s abstract existence, as large as the universe to miniscule scale as microorganisms. Based on true stories and events that happened around me, I created the jewellery collection ‘Variation’ that features c...Jewellery
WANG Yifei 王怡斐 For the project ‘I change, therefore I am’, I was looking for something that would actually change. The main inspiration for my thinking came from the human body, which is continuously changing, almost every second. ...Jewellery
BAO Yangyi 鲍杨艺 I explore these natural forms by experimenting with different materials such as balloons, nail varnish and glass. I use glass to emulate laboratory equipment such as Petri dishes as they are originally used to cultivate bacteria and fungi....Jewellery
Cora 程纯My jewellery work is about the changing process of people’s emotion such as, from strangers to friends, from lovers to domestic affection. ...Jewellery
MengLing王梦玲interior design decides the quality of people’s lives and the productivity of their work by the way of space arrangement. My works focus on the interaction between inhabitants and their living environment....Interior Design
Fang Hui 方卉 The inspiration of my work comes from my own experience. I infused my real feelings, stories, and emotions through different forms and materials in my jewellery, and wish to communicate them to viewers and wearers. ...Jewellery
Pan Pan 潘盼I tried to create jewellery as a story or a poem. I traveled alone around China for 10 months to experience the essences of Chinese traditional culture such as architecture, crafts, and music, and finally realized that through traveling...Jewellery
Feng Yuchun 冯宇纯 ‘Body cultivation’ is an important concept in both philosophy and Chinese medicine. It promotes the balance of yin and yang through carefully planned diets, enhances not only the health of our inner body, but also glorifies our ...Jewellery
XU Honglu许红璐 My work comes from my interest in ink and water. I am inspired by traditional Chinese ink paintings because they are free and flowing in style. As well as ink my work is also influenced by Chinese pottery....Jewellery
Sedna 张知音 Jewellery brand, Xystas, focuses on specific customer groups, and uses independent design and precious metals as its core competence. We advocate nature and carefree lifestyles. ...Jewellery
Coco 陈盼盼 My design inspiration comes from the art of origami – paper folding. In search of a new way to create DIY products, I alter people’s understanding of traditional mass production, and replace it with an intimate hands-on experience....Product Design
王东昊把一个房间放满了中国的政治标语。人们对这个空间给出了各种各样的答案。 但是对我而言，这些标语代表了“体制”，并时刻被它们包围。我们总有一种幻想，觉得高墙之外就会有自由。...Fine Art
Xie Yi谢意 I am making an iPhone app for ‘OCD’ sufferers. The app is for people with compulsive behaviors such as repeating and checking. I hope that my app will reduce these behaviors and the anxiety that they induce....Visual Communication
Caroline田梦菁every tiny little thing can be a good resource for contemporary jewellery design. The concepts of my works come from life and serves for life, which also might become part of the audience’s body one day....Jewellery
Xu Runping徐润平 There are different ways bacteria and illness can be transmitted, I chose to use food and mouth, pollen and nose to show how closely our body is exposed to them in everyday life....Jewellery
Elle 邵陈佳婧 My work is about animal protection. Many people support, purchase and even worship animal products for their own vanity and personal interests, not knowing how much the animals have suffered through the process....Jewellery
Shanghai is a city full of immigrants and expatriates from all over the world.In this crowded city I have found many contradictions in between wealth and poverty, old and new, tradition and modern, etc. ...Visual Communication
Joyce 阮圆 Seven deadly sins represent corrupted emotions that grow from the heart, and I choose to use fractals and the human body to depict the abstract concepts of the seven sins....Jewellery
XU Wenting 徐雯婷 Every human being has fantasies. The fantasies from when one is little vary and change over time when one becomes an adult. If those fantasies do not find a way to enter reality, they transform into memories or keep developing in different ...Jewellery
HE Xurui 何旭蕊 This project is a design for my name. The first word of my name is "xu" that means the rising of the sun. I want to record the dawn so that I took a series of pictures of the sunrise as my material. After that, I made another material which i...Visual Communication