Ideaworks Synthesis Design Research Institute

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The first non­profit ‘civil design research organ­i­sa­tion’ in China, Idea­works Syn­the­sis Design Research Insti­tute for­mally announced its estab­lish­ment on the after­noon of 15 April 2012 at Cafe Copy, Today Art Museum.

Mi Shi­jie and Zhang Zijian, founders of the Idea­works Syn­the­sis Design Research Insti­tute, expressed their hope to [allow] Chi­nese peo­ple to design some­thing of their own and to bring Chinese-style visual sen­sa­tions to the Chi­nese people.…


tumblr lv73ubjg0P1qe7qhh Timezone8

Set up by Robert Bernell, Timezone8 is an art & design bookstore/café located in 798, Bei­jing. “The instore pub­lish­ing sched­ule pro­duces an impres­sive 22 titles and includes the work of lumi­nar­ies such as Cai Guo-Qiang and Wang Guangyi. Recent col­lab­o­ra­tive projects with art pub­lish­ing giants like Steidl, and a dis­tri­b­u­tion net­work span­ning Lon­don, New York, Ams­ter­dam and Hong Kong, have assured Timezone8’s place among the most impor­tant pub­lish­ers of Chi­nese [cre­ative] books”.…