Furon Chen has been awarded the inaugural award at Design Shanghai for the Emerging Chinese Designers Platform.
Furong submitted a range of designs including HEXA, a modular organisational accessory for the home and office, made from a bendable concrete material Furong has been developing over the years. He has also been offered a complimentary exhibitor stand at Design Shanghai 2016 by Media 10 and the opportunity to showcase his work at future exhibitions held in China later in the year.
“His dexterity with materials like cement, copper, ash, wood and lacquer made for an engaging, commercial first collection,” said judge Ross Urwin. “We are all anticipating his furtive collections to be launched at next year‟s event as part of the on-going support offered to the winner by Design Shanghai.”
This year marked the launch of the Design Shanghai & AD China Emerging Chinese Designers Platform, where the work of ten young designers was judged by Xu Wang, Editor-in-Chief of AD China, and designer Jaime Hayon presented the winning award to Chen Furong. The other nine emerging designers participating in the platform included Gong Lingna, Huang Jiewen, Li Gongbiao, Ruan Hao, Wu Haoyu, Yu Haotian, Zhang Chao, Zhang Yuqian and Zhao Nan.