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Jieting Chen

MA work

China is considered to be the factory of the world, manufacturing almost everything under the sun. The impression people have is that everything made in China is cheap and of low quality. How did this come to be, and where is Chinese design going now?


China has a lengthy, rich and varied cultural heritage. How can this be transferred and developed into modern design objects? This project is about finding the essence of ‘Chinese-ness’, and how that unique element can be embodied in design outcomes, so that they pay tribute to the past while also looking to the future.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2011

  • China is considered to be the factory of the world, manufacturing almost everything under the sun. The impression people have is that everything made in China is cheap and of low quality. How did this come to be, and where is Chinese design going now?


    China has a lengthy, rich and varied cultural heritage. How can this be transferred and developed into modern design objects? This project is about finding the essence of ‘Chinese-ness’, and how that unique element can be embodied in design outcomes, so that they pay tribute to the past while also looking to the future.


  • Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering, Sichuan, 2009
  • Experience

  • Design internship, Core Design, Shenzhen, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • |Tabula Rasa|, Royal College of Art, London, 2011; Design London week, Royal College of Art, London, 2010; 3D2D, E-Motion, Royal College of Art, London, 2010
  • Awards

  • Winner, IDAT 'Building the Internet of Things' Competition, 2010; Finalist, Kitchen Tools International Design Competition, 2010