CHINA DESIGN NOW at PAM
China Design Now is a broad review of China’s contemporary design, fashion, and architecture which is on exhibit at PAM in Portland, OR through the next few months.
The show is broken into three categories which revolve around the three major cities: Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing. From what i’ve seen, there is no real opportunity to wrap the aesthetic into a neat little package. But if I were to generalize, the architecture is boundless while the product design is derivative. Beyond derivative, they outright copy things as shown in their “BlockBerry” blog entry. This is a hilarious entry showing advertisement of Obama endorsing what is a fake Blackberry.
Honestly, how fun would it be to just do an exhibit of Chinese knock-offs?