Australian Embassy
China

Australia@BJDW 2017

 

Best of Australian design headlines Beijing Design Week 2017

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Leading innovators will headline this year’s Beijing Design Week, highlighting Australia’s position as a leader in the field of inclusive design. 

Australia@BJDW 2017 will bring 751 D·Park a real Australian aesthetic with exhibitions from FutureAgeing Lab, Young Australian Design Awards and Mosster Studio’s Invisible Light Garden.

Australia’s Ambassador to China HE Ms Jan Adams today said Australia@BJDW is one of the Embassy’s flagship events, attracting over one million visitors last year. 

“This year we have exhibitions and events spanning across 751D·PARK, The Opposite House and the China World Mall.” 

“Australian designers bring a very Australian approach and aesthetic to this year's Beijing Design Week, emphasising the critical role innovative design plays in our daily lives, engaging the young about the importance of design, and designing for the needs of the elderly and those with health conditions”, said Ms Jan Adams.

The lounge of The Opposite House hotel will be transformed into a First Class Qantas Lounge featuring a green living wall, showcasing elements originally developed by world renowned Australian designer, Marc Newson for the Qantas lounges in Australia.

Australia’s best young talent will be presented in the Young Australian Design Awards exhibition, featuring ‘e-motion’ - the wearable technology by this year’s winner, Lilian Hambling.

The FutureAgeing Lab addresses the issue faced by both China and Australia of our rapidly aging populations.  Young emerging designers from the University of Technology, Sydney and Tsinghua University, have collaborated to design solutions for complex problems in the area of health and ageing.

Invisible Light Garden by Mosster Studio will create a place of magic, curiosity and playfulness for young children with their interactive light installation.

BJDW is a unique platform attracting five million annual visitors, with hundreds of exhibitions, events and installations taking place around several of Beijing’s iconic areas. 

Media Contact:

Australian designers are available for interview and photo opportunities. Please direct media enquiries to:

May-Lea Ling T: +86 -10-5140 4475 M: +86 13910558673E: May-Lea.Ling@dfat.gov.au (English)

Li Xiaojiao T: +86 -10-5140 4395 M: 13810489563 E: Xiaojiao.Li@dfat.gov.au (Chinese)

 

Australia@BJDW 2017 exhibitions and events:

 

Date

Exhibition/Event

Location

28 September -

6 October

FutureAging Lab

Collaboration between UTS and Tsinghua University

751D·PARK

Fashion Echo, level 3

28 September -

6 October

Young Australian Design Awards featuring winning design e-motion by Lilian Hambling

751D·PARK

Gearing Space, level 1

28 September -

6 October

Invisible Light Garden

by Mosster Studio

751D·PARK

Gearing Space, level 2

28 September -

6 October

Design Marathon Exhibition

Collaboration between Curtin University and Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

751D·PARK

Gearing Space, level 1

28 September, 2:00-5:30pm

Forum: Inclusive Design   

751D·PARK

Fashion Echo, level 2

29 September -

6 October

Qantas BJDW Lounge

The Opposite House, Sanlitun

29 September

Design Seeds kids' workshop by Ideas on Design/Design Foundation 

China World Mall

 

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