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Chinese tradition craft, from material to design, from design to life | Zhang Lei 张雷 | TEDxShanghai
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"The design comes from what we live. This beautiful life come from traditional craft and traditional material."

TEDxShanghai May 2016
theme: Balance

Zhang Lei 张雷
Designer, Researcher, Curator
Zhang Lei, founder of PINWU Design Studio and "From Yuhang Rong Design Library", curator of “Rong-Handmade in Hangzhou” and “From Yuhang” Project. He graduated from Zhejiang University with a major in Industrial Design and DUMUS Academy with a major in Automobile Design.
Zhang Lei, Jovana Lei, and Christoph John are the chief designers of PINWU design studio. PINWU focuses on Chinese traditional material while making contemporary design out of traditional craft. The signature design “Tie” chair won the Design Report Award of Salona Satellite 2011 in Milan, the first for a Chinese designer.
“Rong-Handmade in Hangzhou”focused on five Chinese traditional materials (bamboo, silk, mud, copper and paper), and exhibited around the world from 2013 to 2017 including The Louver.
“From Yuhang Rong Design Library”opened in 2015, the first traditional Chinese material library.

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