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Chen Min Design Office is a multi-faceted design practice established by

designer Min Chen whose production ranges from the design of objects to

technological products and interior architecture.

 

Industrial designer Min Chen was born in an artistic family in Hangzhou, China. He has started his training in Chinese calligraphy at a very young age and has maintained an interest in traditional Chinese arts and crafts to this day.

 

In 2001, he went to study at the Köln International School of Design (KISD) for two years. He then successfully completed his BDes(Bachelor of Design) at Design Academy Eindhoven. After working with Satyendra Pakhale in Amsterdam, he went to the Domus Academy in Milan for his MA in Design, graduating with distinction. He then worked at the Domus Academy as a project assistant and also started working on his freelance projects. In 2010, he returned to China (Guangdong), focusing on advanced industrial design.

 

In 2012, he set up his own office in Hangzhou. It has provided design services for SWAROVSKI,  Veneta Cucine , NIKE, Starbucks, LOEWE , de Sede, ROLF BENZ, NATUZZI and other international brands. From the same year till now, he has been invited to teach at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, and Tongji University in Shanghai.

As the only finalist of the 2018 LOEWE Craft Prize in China, Chen Min and his Hangzhou Stool have sparked a new wave of Chinese craft in London, and have been invited to be an expert judge of the 2019 Craft Prize. The New York Times reported Min Chen's design story and his studio in The special topic "HANGZHOU: Ancient City with Electric Dreams". In 2020, As a co-sponsor, Min invited and organized designers from Europe and Southeast Asia to participate in the Create Cures, the public welfare activity aiming to promote the development of public health in a designer's way, won the 2020 IDEAT IDEALIST VISION AWARD. And he curated the exhibition --Neobject for Design Shanghai, which shows the multiple dimensions of traditional craft innovation, and earned him "the one who knows best about craft among designers".

 

Min has great interest in languages, which are important means of communication. Among other Chinese languages, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese, as well as German, English, Japanese, Italian and Dutch. He also considers design as a language, which has its origins, depth, and history. It stays open and evolves over the time. It expresses life in all aspects, and becomes the essence of it.

 

Min’s goal is to find the Chinese language in the world of design.

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陈旻设计事务所是一家由设计师陈旻创立的多元化综合型设计公司,业务涵盖从日常用品到科技型产品和室内空间等众多范畴。

 

陈旻生于1980年,早期在德国科隆国际设计学院接受设计教育,后于荷兰埃因霍芬设计学院取得设计学士学位,成为该校首位中国毕业生。在阿姆斯特丹 Satyendra Pakhale 事务所工作一年后,陈旻赴意大利米兰多慕斯学院攻读设计学硕士学位,并以当年度最优异成绩毕业。毕业后留校担任助教,并在欧洲开展个人设计实践工作。2010年,陈旻放弃欧洲的工作决定回国发展,扎根于中国工业设计最前沿。

 

2012年,他在杭州成立了自己的设计事务所。先后为SWAROVSKI、Veneta Cucine、 NIKE、Starbucks、LOEWE、de Sede、ROLF BENZ、NATUZZI 等国际知名品牌提供设计服务。在实践工作之余,他还受邀赴中央美术学院中国美术学院同济大学担任客座讲师,同时也常在其他中国和欧洲的大学开设讲座。

作为2018年 Loewe国际工艺大奖中国地区唯一的入围者,陈旻和他的杭州凳在伦敦激起了新一轮的中国设计工艺热潮,后受邀成为2019年工艺大奖专家评审The New York Times《纽约时报》在专题 “HANGZHOU:Ancient City with Electric  Dreams”中报导了陈旻的设计故事和他的工作室。2020年以联合发起人身份,邀请并组织欧美及东南亚设计师参与Creat Cures创造治愈行动,受到了DEZEEN、BRUTUS等行业媒体报导,并获2020IDEAT理想家远见大奖。为Design Shanghai 设计上海策划主题展区Neobject,展现了国内外设计师在传统工艺创新的多重维度,被评价为“设计师里最懂工艺的人”

传统文化固然有许多精髓,需要传承,而现代化、国际化才是发展的方向,是设计的主流。寻找传统与现代、东方与西方的最佳结合点一直是陈旻设计事务所比较擅长的。中国设计不是表面化的风格,而必须是一种能为世界所用的语言,这也是陈旻设计事务所一直在实践的。

Book&Catalogues

- Contemporary Chinese Furniture Design: A New Wave of Creativity

Lawrence King Publishing, 2019

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- INGENIOUS PRODUCT DESIGN THAT WORKS, Sandu Publishing, 2017

Others:

- Idea Searching (Edition 2), Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015

- The Independent Design Guide, Thames & Hudson, Great Britain, 2011

- “Desire”, Gestalten publisher, Germany, 2008

- Alternative Design Book, Thames & Hudson

   Edited By Laura Houseley, Great Britain, 2008

- “Bruns - Design Academy Eindhoven and friends”

   the Netherlands, 2008

- graduation 2007, Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 2007

- “anything BELOW the knee”, a co-operation between Nike and DAE

   the Netherlands, 2006

- Swarovski “Shine of the Times”, Europe, 2004

- marie claire , April 2021, China

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- Quarterly , February 2021, Germany

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- INTERNI , January 2021, China

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- IDEAT, January 2021, China

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- AD, January 2021, China

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- ELLE DECORATION, January 2021, China

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- TRENDSHOME,  December  2020, China

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- IDEAT, November  2020, China

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- BRUTUS, July  2020, Japan

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- Wallpaper, May  2020, China

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- INTERNI, January 2020, China

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- TATLER, November 2019, China

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- ELLE DECORATION, October 2019, China

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- 匠意,  August 2019, China

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- Wallpaper, January 2019, China

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- marie claire,December 2018,China

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- The New York Times, November 2018, England

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- BRUTUS Casa, July 2018, Japan

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- AD, May 2018, China

- ICON, March 2018, England

- ELLE DECORATION, November 2017, Italia

- INTERIOR DESIGN, December 2016, China

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- Wallpaper,  April 2015

- Architecture + Design, November 2015, India

- DECO home, January  2014, Germany

- Wallpaper, July 2012

- DESIGN, Sep. 2009, Aug. 2010, Mar. & Nov. 2011, May.  2013, Beijing, China

- CASAMICA Agosto/Settembre 2009, Milan, Italy- INTERIOR WORLD, vol. 122, 2013, Korea

Others:

- MD furniture design & interior, June 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria

- Residence, June 2013, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

- PASAJES DE ARQUITECTURA, DISENO E INNOVACION, June 2013, Spain

- Surface Asia, May 2013

- AXIS vol.124,2006,Tokyo, Japan