China Design Now

March 15 - July 13, 2008

Victoria & Albert Museum London

China Design Now is a major exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. It looks at China's recent history through contemporary design.

Featuring Chinese and international designers, the exhibition ranges from architecture, fashion and graphic design to film, photography, product and furniture design, youth culture and digital media.

China Design....Now In London
The exhibition's 3 sections focus on Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, highlighting a different design discipline in each city. Architecture defines Beijing - the glittering capital of China and home of the 2008 Olympics. Shanghai is a centre of exciting fashion and design, with the city's first fashion week inaugurated in 2003. Shenzhen in southern China has become China's manufacturing capital and has seen a massive explosion of graphic design and visual culture.

Four years' exhaustive research by co-curators Zhang Hongxing and Lauren Parker, and collaboration with institutions and individuals in China, have created this must-see exhibition.

exhibition design by Tonkin Liu architects, London


China Design Now website