It is the first time ever for Chinese contemporary crafts to be located in the CRAFT sector at Maison&Objet, since after their decision of makeover, the CRAFT sector is open to international participants in the first time in 20 years. It is also the first time for a curated design showcase of nearly 100 pieces of works by artists and designers from China to be presented at Maison&Objet.
Our 60㎡ stand will be situated in the ‘Signature’ area of Unique & Eclectic and CRAFT, side by side with international renowned craft artists and luxury designer brands.
The theme for the exhibition aims to show a path of innovation for Chinese contemporary crafts, showing different takes on the traditional techniques and materials, some of which are nearly extinct. The artists and designers consist of a diverse group, ranging from young rising talents to established artists and brands, with educational background from all over the world. The carefully selected works will unveil exquisite craftsmanship in bamboo, ceramics, silk, metal and wood.
MAISON&OBJET is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360°product offering. Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware… The styles coexist in a multifaceted way, throughout the inventive show design which enlivens the spaces. This extraordinary diversity is in line with the varied expectations of global markets. With each session, the great lifestyle platform, at the intersection of business and creativity, reveals solutions to visitors from around the world in search of uniqueness.
About China Design Centre
Founded in 2013 by a team of architects and designers with a professional and creative network across China, China Design Centre promotes the understanding of China’s rapidly evolving design culture. CDC has over 5 years of experience in planning, organising and curating diverse cultural events and design exhibitions in the UK, China and Europe, showing at important fairs including Maison & Objet, London Design Festival, London Craft Week and Lucca Biennale. It is the cultural bridge between East and West.
Hundredicrafts is a platform for the intangible cultural heritage of creative handicrafts to meet contemporary aesthetic pursuit and modern life needs. In order to bring art to life and highlight aesthetics in our age, Hundredicrafts worships creativity as the motivation to inheritance, tradition as inspirations to craftsmanship. Art creativity adds more energy to the inheritance of cultural heritage. Hundredicrafts has an ambitious and experienced creative team withHundredicrafts is founded by Cong MA, the Red Dot Best of the Best award winner. It is a platform for the intangible cultural heritage of creative handicrafts to meet contemporary aesthetic pursuit and modern life needs. In order to bring art to life and highlight aesthetics in our age, Hundredicrafts worships creativity as the motivation to inheritance, tradition as inspirations to craftsmanship. Art creativity adds more energy to the inheritance of cultural heritage. Hundredicrafts has an ambitious and experienced creative team with international vision and strategies. Based on the profound investigation of the market demands, Hundredicrafts combines modern design with traditional craftsmanship, exploring a new model to engage people by innovating Chinese traditional crafts and bringing back vitality of tradition. international vision and strategies. Based on the profound investigation of the market demands, Hundredicrafts combines modern design with traditional craftsmanship, exploring a new model to engage people by innovating Chinese traditional crafts and bringing back vitality of tradition.
About Nanjing Week
'Nanjing Week' is a series of promotional events for Nanjing organised by Nanjing Municipal Committee and Nanjing Municipal Government under the guidance of the state strategy 'Chinese Culture go global' as a way to help 'Nanjing go global', aiming to let the world know Nanjing better, help Nanjing citizens love their city more, and give Nanjing brands a boost out into the world. Each year, Nanjing Week chooses creative culture programmes to be a part of 'Dream Project', promoting cross-border cooperation in culture and commerce with interactive exchanges, and inject more innovative ideas and lasting motivation for cultural revival and philanthropy.
About Redtown & RTADC
RTADC (Redtown Art and Design Centre) is based in Shanghai, founded by Redtown, also located in Chongqing, Wuhan and Fuzhou respectively. It provides a platform for the world’s outstanding art and design as well as a broad range of resources and services. The main components are an “Art sharing Gallery”, a “Design Lounge”, and a “Childhood lab”, including exhibition spaces, workshops, an education space and co-working spaces. By regularly holding exhibitions, concept fairs, art salons and events in those programs, RTADC offers various opportunities for artists and designers to exchange their independent standpoints and present their far-sighted perspectives to the public. Along with those highly acclaimed art and design projects, RTADC also dedicated to the public education. RTADC looks forward to providing excellent art and design works and views through those projects for Chinese residents and visitors from all over the world. RTADC hopes to share cultural information resources with the world.As a booster of cultural and creative industries, Redtown is a professional cultural brand which mainly involves three areas: urban regeneration, asset management and art consultant. Redtown has invested and operated nearly 400,000 square meters creative industry parks in total, and it has formed the cultural core competitiveness, operation and investment management and it has extensive influence in the field of urban regeneration.
Founded by Redtown in 2012, RTADC (Redtown Art and Design Centre) is based in Shanghai, China, and also located in Chongqing, Wuhan and Fuzhou, respectively. It provides a professional platform for outstanding artists, designers and artisans to create and exhibit their works. The platform includes exhibition spaces, resident workshops, art education spaces and co-working spaces. By regularly held exhibitions, concept fairs, art forums and events in those spaces, RTADC offers various opportunities for artists, designers and artisans to exchange their unique thoughts and show their far-sighted perspectives to the public. Through these projects of all sorts, RTADC looks forward to promoting the integrative development of territorial-based arts, design and culture.
About Twocities Gallery
Within every city, two cities simultaneously emerge. The first represents all that is good and right and desirable; the second city everything that we long to see changed.
The Twocities art gallery seeks to help build the first city, through art and events that champion beauty, commitment, thoughtfulness and community. As one of the few galleries in China specialising in contemporary handcrafted art, Established in 2005, as the first contemporary craft art gallery, Twocities represents Chinese artists pioneering in modern glass, ceramics, lacquer and metal. We are dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary craft artists to engage in international dialogue.
In keeping with Twocities gallery's desire to build "the good city" we work to promote events which highlight beauty, thoughfulness and innovation in artistic expression and in the city we inhabit.
Xin Hang Xian / Creative Twin Cities / 2697 Art Institutions