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Beijing Design Week highlights

Dezeen Wire:
here’s a summary of the most interesting things to see at Beijing Design Week, which continues until 3 October.

The festival opened with a bang on Monday, when a choreographed light show was projected onto the facade of the China Millennium Monument and Paul Cocksedge's curved steel installation engraved with both English and Chinese poetry was unveiled.

In the narrow streets of Dashilar a series of pop-up shops have sprung up. Design shop Wuhao have opened a tearoomLi Naihan's furniture made from wooden crates has filled a public retreat and Ab Rogers has created 24 objects for a day in the life of a fictional character.

Also parked up nearby is Nicholas Hanna's tricycle, which mimics the Chinese custom of writing temporary messages on the road with water.

Over in industrial park 751-D, Dejana Kabiljo has made a giant sofa out of bagged flour, furniture company Lasfera are exhibiting furniture made from bamboo and seven Beijing designers including LIULIU and Lispace are hosting an open studio to talk about their new collections.

The Beijing International Design Triennial opened at the National Museum of China on Tuesday to coincide with the festival. Memorable exhibitions here include a bamboo hut-like structure at Rethinking Bamboo and a swirling haystack of chopsticks at Good Guys.

See all of our Beijing Design Week stories so far here and see our snapshots from the festival on our Facebook page.


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