The China Design Centre (CDC) is located in The Building Centre in central London, just 5 minutes away from the city’s most important architecture colleges, the Architectural Association and University College London. It’s a wonderful platform which has been showcasing Chinese art works and designs since 2013 and, surprisingly enough, CDC’s funding and operations are totally independent. Since it was established, the Centre has held a number of exhibitions of Chinese design, featuring furniture, products, materials, architecture and hand craft. Some of London’s most famous local architects, art critics and celebrities have attended these exhibitions.
The China Design Centre was established by Jack Qu, in collaboration with a group of Chinese architectural designers. The following interview arose from the writer’s curiosity about these designers, CDC’s background and plans for the future.