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Made in china - A workshop in Shanghai

  2. 2. From the great wall in China to the Stave churches in the Nordic,from the Huanggoshu waterfall to the deep fjord in Geiranger, fromthe sand lakes of Ningxia to the geysirs in Iceland, from the city ofYangshou to the thousand lakes of Finland. Inspired by the imperialgardens in the forbidden city, the teracotta warriors of Xi`an andskyscrapers in Shanghai. Excited by the Northern lights, the Pulpilrock in Lysefjord and “Gamla stan” in Stockholm. ��This event is a fusion and a celebration, a celebration of history,nature, people and our exciting future. This celebration brings tworegions together, the great country of China and the Nordic. Tworegions with plenty differences but with essential similarities.Similarities which more than often are drowned because of lack ofcommunication, preconceived attitudes and ignorance. ��China and the Nordic has a shared legacy of craftsmanship,craftsmanship based on respect of nature and the quest to makesomething functional and of highest quality. �Passion�MADE IN CHINA
  3. 3. Chinese history�Summary�In the year 200AD Buddhism entered China, bringing with it the idea ofsitting upon a raised platform like Buddha, instead of just mats. This ledto one of the first Chinese versions of the chair. ��During the Tang dynasty (618-907) more furniture started to appearmore prominently. In this period evidence from the early versions of theround and yoke back chairs, generally used by the elite, are found. Duringthe next two dynasties the use of various types of furniture like thechairs, benchs and stools was common throughout the Chinese dynasty��During the Ming and Qing dynasty (1368-1912) previous bans on importswhere lifted, allowing larger quantities and varieties of woods to flood infrom different parts of Asia. The use of more dense wood led to finerwork, including more elaborate joinery. This was the peak of Chinesecraftsmanship. �MADE IN CHINA
  4. 4. Nordic history�Summary�The Nordic history is not as long as the Chinese history. The Nordicpeople live in a harsh and relentless corner of the world. A “corner” thathas provided the people with endless natural resources. Resources thatdemand frugality and respect of nature to take advantage of those. Thissituation challenged the Norseman to be capable craftsmen. A challengethat led them to be rulers of the sea in the Viking era. ��Nordic design is today regarded as being fairly minimalistic, with cleansimple lines. The style is efficient without the need of heavy elements;only what we need is used. Survival in the north requires products to befunctional, and this was the basis of design from early on. �Nordic design is often referred to as humanistic and democratic becauseof its aim to appeal to the masses through products which are accessibleand affordable. ��Beautiful, simple and clean, inspired by nature and the northern climate. ��MADE IN CHINA
  5. 5. We are in a period of time where things goes faster, buildings growstaller and the world seems smaller. Progress is inevitable and we arenot afraid of it, but we would like to turn the spotlight on the proudcraftsmanship heritage in the great country of China and the Nordicregion. �Progress, innovation and modern thinking is not about mocking thepast, but embracing, celebrate and be proud of our heritage.��China is turning into the next super power and the last decades ofmass production has labeled China as a low quality productioncountry which is over shadowing the proud history ofcraftsmanship. ��It is time to relive history. �Backdropp �MADE IN CHINA
  6. 6. The China Chair was designed by Hans JWegner, in 1944. Wegner foundinspiration after looking at photos ofScandinavian merchants sitting in thedocks in Shanghai on China chairs. ��The China chair represent how twodifferent cultures find each other throughlove and passion for qualitycraftsmanship. �MADE IN CHINAIn 2014, let us follow Hans Wegner`s journey to discover the qualityproducts and craftsmanship in China with Nordic eyes. �
  8. 8. MADE IN CHINADay 1��Keynote speakers��•  Five Nordic designers/architects. �•  Three Chinese designers/architects. �•  Two Chinese investors/developers.�•  One Nordic company doing “design” �business in China.�Topics��•  Nordic design & craftsmanship�•  Chinese design & craftsmanship�•  Copycat to trendsetter�•  How to do design business in China��Keynote speak�(20 min per person)  
  9. 9. MADE IN CHINADay 1�Business Cocktail �  •  Networking  •  Get  to  know  other  invited  guests  
  10. 10. Shanghai Tour  Day 2�MADE IN CHINA•  Visit  design  studios  and  architects  in  Shanghai  •  Visit  design  shops  in  Shanghai  •  Get  an  rough  understanding  of  the  design  business  in  China  
  11. 11. Round Trip  Day 3-5�MADE IN CHINA            Des;na;ons  •  Wood  workshop  in  Shanghai  or  Suzhou  •  Bamboo  workshop  in  Anji  •  Porcelain  workshop  in  Jingdezhen              Topics  •  Introduc;on  to  Chinese  wood  craGsmanship    •  Introduc;on  to  the  fantas;c  bamboo  material  •  Porcelain,  tradi;on  and  exper;se    
  12. 12. Workshop  Day 6-7�MADE IN CHINA            Topics    •  Red  wood  –  uncool  to  cool  •  Sponsor  case  –  new  business  in  China  •  5-­‐6  others  cases              Content  •  Work  on  general  or  sponsor  topic  •  The  groups  revolving  on  the  different  topics  •  Combining  Nordic  &  Chinese  exper;se    
  13. 13. Workshop presentation  Day 7�MADE IN CHINA•  Present  each  group  outcome  from  the  workshop  •  Presenta;on  containing  20  images  x  20  seconds  talk    
  15. 15. MADE IN CHINAPan Jianfeng�Pan Jianfeng was born into an artistic family in Zhejiang Province of China. Hegraduated from China Academy of Art with a M.A degree in 1996. He was awarded adistinction for his second M.A. degree in the University of Central England inBirmingham in 1999.��Pan Jianfeng currently works in a variety of media from painting, porcelain and designto video installations and animation. His work investigates all areas of human concernas a vehicle of conceptual expression. He applies his free wheeling originality to reveal anew kind of an understanding of Chinese daily life, resulting in an artistic output that isfull of vigour but yet at the same time whimsical and highly imaginative. �Ceramic & caligraphy  
  16. 16. MADE IN CHINAAndreas Engesvik�Andreas Engesvik has a Bachelors degree in Art History from the University of BergenNorway. Andreas went on to study Design at the National College of Art and Design. Hegraduated in 2000 with a Masters degree in Design and founded in the same yearNorway Says. In 2009, after 6 successful years, as a company, Andreas Engesvik wentsolo and founded his new studio ANDREAS ENGESVIK, OSLO. �His Studio is working in various fields of design ranging from furniture and tableware toindustrial design for various international clients such as Iittala, Muuto, Ligne Roset andAsplund.��In 2012 Andreas was appointed as Guest Professor at The University College of Arts,Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm.�Nordic Design