The show, entitled Chinese Design Today, will be exhibiting work from 11 contemporary Chinese designers, many of whom have never exhibited work outside of the Far East.
Among the beautiful pieces that caught our eye are Zhang Zhoujie’s daringly futuristic coffee table, part of Triangulation Series collection, which uses triangles, mathematical logic and strategic engineering to form these minimalist pieces.
Li Lihong takes a similarly bold approach, though executed in a wildly different way to Zhoujie. Lihong’s work uses contemporary Western capitalist iconography, and marries it with a distinctly Chinese aesthetic. The result? Things like this McDonalds ‘M’ sculpture, featuring waves drawn in a traditional Chinese style lapping at its big, shiny yellow feet.
A piece that would perhaps be more suited to the home than the gallery is this cute chair by Gu Yeli, a graphic design graduate form Donghua University-turned designer and multi-media artists.
Representing ceramics is Fiona Wong Lai-Ching, who creates works that look to explore the links between contemporary and traditional Chinese culture. This has seen her fashion works such as medieval-inspired winged costumes, referencing the traditional Chinese burial suits sported by nobles of the Han dynasty after death.
Chinese Design Today runs from 8 November- 8 December at Themes & Variations, 231 Westbourne Grove Notting Hill, London W11