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China Design Now
This exhibition captures an extraordinary moment as China opens up to global influences and responds to the hopes and dreams of its new urban middle class.
China Design Now, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, captures an extraordinary moment as China opens up to global influences and responds to the hopes and dreams of its new urban middle class. This is the first exhibition in the United Kingdom and United States to explore the recent explosion of contemporary design in China and the first to attempt to understand the impact of rapid economic development on architecture and design in the country’s major cities. From significant architectural projects, including the 2008 Olympic national stadium, to the latest in fashion and graphics, the exhibition investigates this dynamic phase.
The exhibition takes the form of a journey through three rapidly expanding cities—Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen—each a starting point for the exploration of different design fields. Around one hundred designers are featured in a display that focuses on architecture, fashion, and graphic design as well as film, photography, product and furniture designs, youth culture, and digital media. These designers are the pioneers for future generations who will bring Chinese design to an international audience.
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