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Take A Look At The Work Of Maison et Objet 2019 Rising Talents ⇒ One of the highlights of Maison et Objet 2019 is the Rising Talents Awards. After the success of the previous editions, China will showcase its Rising Talents at the Exhibition Centre – Paris Nord Villepinte, from 18 to 22 January at Maison et Objet 2019. The decision to focus on China’s young designers is a testament to the country’s rapid design-led growth, reflecting Maison et Objet’s efforts to remain at the forefront of international design progress and development. Today, CovetED brings you a bit more about the work of the 6 rising talents presented at this edition!
WUU was founded in 2014. They are dedicated to developing contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories while continuing to participate in art and design projects. Throughout the design process, they research materials and update basic items, driven by a sense of timelessness and beautiful designs that stand the test of time. They have been invited to 100% Design, Milan Design Week and other major exhibitions. WUU’s founder, Furong Chen, is titled to the Design Shanghai 2015 AD China Emerging Chinese Designer, a new award-winning talent.
MARIO TSAI STUDIO takes the study of potential attributes of materials and the exploration of new application methods as the main research tasks, incorporating Mario Tsai’s aesthetic ideology and cognitive understanding of society and culture, hoping to find solutions to improve society and the environment and adapt to the new application of design services. MARIO TSAI STUDIO adheres to the design principles of restraint in the design process and achieves a soft minimalist state with fewer materials and processes. This is the sustainable design method Mario Tsai has been insisting on.
Frank Chou Design Studio has become the most representative independent design studio in China. The studio captures the essence of material and object and creates elegant and long-lasting design pieces. The founder Frank Chou was born in Beijing where the traditional and the contemporary era were alternating rapidly. And he came with interesting and creative things, including design, art, music, and film etc. Led by him, Frank Chou Design Studio tries to balance aesthetic differences between East and West through a unique perspective and to find the Chinese modern design expression which is also synchronizing with the international design.
Hongjie Yang (China,1989) studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where he received his master’s degree in Contextual Design. Since then, he has focused his attention on work that examines where the distinctions in nature blur between intervention and non-intervention, as intervention itself, starts to be seen as part of a natural process. It is through the transformation that we find enlightenment. The examination of this idea that lies at the heart of the work of Hongjie Yang – metamorphosis, the process of altering form, a change in nature. Many of his works are central to the conceptual premise; to embrace a class of aesthetics which transcends the divide between the power of humanity and nature.
Ximi Li holds a BA in Industrial design from China Academy of Art, and an MA in Furniture Design from Milano Politecnico. He used to work for Andrea Branzi (Founder of Memphis and Domus Academy) and Luca Trazzi while he was living and studying in Milan. He was nominated by several magazines as a new award-winning talent.
Bentu is an independent design brand founded in 2011. They are engaged in product design and innovation, combining design with the manufacturer. They are an experimental, explorative, and cross-over team. Based on our design, they make products that meet our daily need. Through a series of experiments and exploration, they make each material return to its nature by revealing its original texture. In innate character, Bentu reverts to demand, close to indigenous culture; in outer form, the so-called international design is, free from all the unnecessary, pursuing unrestrained styles and returning the emphasis function.
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