Droog Copies China

Syndicated from Design China


The exhibition has already passed, but the ideas brought forth are still very relevant:

“Dutch design collective Droog will turn the notion of piracy in China on its head by unveiling its own copies of Chinese objects in a Guangzhou shopping centre.…

Shao Zi

“EDGE Creative Collective illustrator, Shao Zi, just graduated from BIFT. The following is his latest works for graduation”. Continue reading.

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Established in 2006, and featuring designers such Zhang Chao, Zhang Bin and Zhang Huimin, Creatife is a small collective that researches, develops and produces high-quality design products conceptualised by fresh talent. The team often collaborate with young, Chinese creatives to help them nurture their own brand; they have also partnered with National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Today Art Museum, +86 Design Store and UCCA (amongst others) to develop over 45 retail outlets across Beijing, and feature an extensive range of products on Taobao themselves.…


Based in the heart of Shanghai’s French Concession, Xindanwei (meaning ‘new work unit’) “mingles, catalyzes and supports startups and innovators in China and around the world. [They] create community workspaces, facilitate creativity, sharing and collaboration, and co-develop new models and methods with world-changing potential”.…

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