The 15° Chair designed by Xu Lu and Zhang Zihan of Above, the 2019 winners of the AD Emerging Chinese Designer Award at Design Shanghai, Asia’s biggest international design fair. Chinese design has come on in leaps and bounds, the fair’s creative director says.

How Chinese design went from naive to world-class, and why it shouldn’t undersell itself

  • Emerging-talent spotter Ross Urwin, of Design Shanghai fair, has seen first hand how dramatically Chinese design has matured over the past five years
  • The 15° Chair by design duo Above is a perfect example; the only surprise for Urwin was its US$300 price tag – did they miss off a zero, he asked
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The 15° Chair designed by Xu Lu and Zhang Zihan of Above, the 2019 winners of the AD Emerging Chinese Designer Award at Design Shanghai, Asia’s biggest international design fair. Chinese design has come on in leaps and bounds, the fair’s creative director says.
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