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CHINA DESIGN NOW : The Red Dragon
CHINA DESIGN NOW
The Red Dragon
Meera Hindocha, May 12, 2008
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The V&A’s spring exhibition, China Design Now, is the first in the UK exploring the recent explosion of new design in China and the first to attempt understand the impact of rapid economic development on architecture and in China’s major cities. From the 2008 Olympic stadium, and other significant architectural projects, to the latest in fashion and graphics, China Design Now captures a dynamic phase as China opens up to global influences and responds the hopes and dreams of its new urban middle class. The exhibition is focusing on three rapidly expanding cities – Beijing, Shanghai Shenzhen. It will display the work of Chinese and international designers, focussing on architecture, fashion and graphic design as well as film, photography, product and furniture design, youth culture and digital media. Around 100 designers are featured, more than ninety five per cent of whom Chinese. Exhibition highlights include: · China’s major Olympic architectural projects – designs include the National Stadium in Beijing (the ‘birds nest’) by Herzog & de Meuron as well as Digital Beijing, the information centre by Chinese architect Zhu Pei; · The China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren (OMA); · Foster + Partners’ design for the new Capital Airport extension in Beijing; · Projects by China’s leading young architects – including Ma Yansong, Wang Hui, Atelier Deshaus and standardarchitecture;

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