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Show RCA 2019

Yan (Anne) Zhou

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Major project:

Living Lightly

Living Lightly is a modular appliance system that extracts the sharing function of rotation and heating in a wide range of products in our kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Living Lightly aims to inspire people to find contentment in living with less stuff, and to contribute towards creating a more sustainable environment, in which less disposable goods are made to be thrown away.


  • Anne Zhou is interested in exploring the ways design can attempt to create relevance, to answer questions that are inherent to us and our surroundings. Prior to the Royal College of Art, she worked in New York designing architecture, exhibition, and starting a boutique product brand. 

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Architectural Studies, Tufts University, Medford, USA
  • Exhibitions

  • Provoke, Unlearn, Change: Designing Perspectives, Venice Design, Venice, 2019
Royal College of Art