The Chinese exhibit at the St Étienne International Design Biennial in France covers 70 years of design evolution in China, with a focus on functional objects such as this bicycle. Photo: Pierre Grasset

Bicycle, high-speed rail, smart suitcase: Chinese design past, present and future on show

  • A history of modern Chinese design in 70 objects – that was how curator Fan Zhe approached the task of showcasing the country’s creativity to Europeans
  • From the ‘not always beautiful’ objects of post-war years to modern consumers’ demand for quality and uniqueness, exhibition shows Chinese design’s advance
Topic |   Chinese culture

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The Chinese exhibit at the St Étienne International Design Biennial in France covers 70 years of design evolution in China, with a focus on functional objects such as this bicycle. Photo: Pierre Grasset
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