The impact of rapid economic development on architecture and design in China’s major cities will be explored at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s spring exhibition, China Design Now.
Designed by architect Tonkin Liu, working with graphic design studio Hybrid Design and lighting technician Bruce Kirk, the exhibition will be in three sections, based on the idea of a journey across the country.
The 2008 Beijing Olympic stadium and other major architectural projects, as well as graphic design, photography, film, product and furniture design, youth culture, digital media and fashion feature in the show.
V&A director Mark Jones says, ‘This will be the first exhibition to explore the recent explosion of design in China. It is a serious attempt to understand the impact of massive economic growth on architecture and design.’
The exhibition will run from 15 March to 13 July 2008, and is curated by Zhang Hongxing and Lauren Parker of the V&A.