Design Shanghai showcases some of the most cutting edge design “created” and not just “made” in China. Zai Ye Design, a cutting edge working platform for independent designers, launched a new collection of 3D printed resin vases created with 3D City.
Zai Ye Design founders Yangchen and Siyuan Zhanf took inpiration by pot-bellied and conical vases, from here they abstracted the rounded volumes into a linear profiles. The designers then 3D printed a mould of resin to give shape to a minimal collection. The result is a light, almost graphic, design that refers to the original volume of the vase as much as a sketch would do on a sheet of paper.
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Founded by interactive designer Yangchen Zhang and product designer Siyuan Zhang, Zai Ye Design Shanghai Ltd is a cutting edge company and also a working platform for independent creatives. Yangchen and Siyuan say: “While providing high quality design service for international and local clients, we try to contribute to the establishment of a healthy design culture through our daily work, with the spirit of freedom and collaboration”.
“Design Shanghai is an incubator of local talent, where visitors can experience new products from various emerging Chinese designers across the Contemporary and Classic halls”. Said Ross Urwin, co-founder and creative director of the fair. “The event testified the exciting shift the local design industry is going through, with creativity, crafts and innovation combining to contribute, alongside the already strong manufacturing industry, to one of the most exciting changes China is currently experiencing.”
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