Made in China(town) By Vancouver Design Bureau
Exhibition: June 2 – 29, 2013
Opening: Saturday, June 8, 5 – 7 pm
At the Hall of One Hundred Rivers
The Made in China(town) exhibit brings together local designers responding to the urban renewal of historic Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia. The majority of the participating designers have practices situated in Chinatown, implicating them as stakeholders in the changing face of this neighbourhood. The project aims to display, discuss and develop the varying perspectives of cultural modernization and preservation in the area.Vancouver Design Bureau is an organization encouraging the development and appreciation of local design through themed-based exhibitions and presentations. The mission is to grow and diversify creative communities while maintaining an uncompromising commitment to celebrating design work created locally in Vancouver. A collective of designers, architects and business owners currently operate VDB helping make the organization a relevant, responsive and responsible partner in the cultural and economic development of the design industry in Vancouver.
Born in Yokohama Japan in 1987 and moved to Vancouver Canada in 2006, Graduated from Emily Carr University with Bachelor of Design, majored in Industrial Design in 2010. Since then, he is exploring the ways to harmonize design and cultural background.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Management and a Bachelor of Design. He currently sits on the board of the grunt gallery and has exhibited his design work across North America.
Diane left Winnipeg, Manitoba for Vancouver in 2005 to pursue the discipline of Industrial Design. In 2011, she and her husband founded Espiritu Design Studio in the historic Chinatown district. She specializes in functional and architectural Ceramic Design as well as Soft Product Design.
Jacky is an award winning Chinese-Canadian interdisciplinary designer. He has taken top honors at, the Dieline Packaging Design Awards and the Core77 Design Awards, international competitions. Ling is a keen observer of cultural crossroads and integrates his insight and intention through design & interaction.
Jeffrey is an industrial designer based in Vancouver. He specializes in furniture and consumer products. He has a passion for integrating and mixing different mediums to create meaningful designs.
Nick is an Emily Carr 2010 graduate working as an in-house industrial designer for Herschel Supply Co, and worked on furniture and interior spaces such as Revolver Coffee, Meat & Bread and Pidgin. His design usually mixes various materials, often wood and metal, into unique combinations.
Caylee is a designer currently working within the field of healthcare. She is passionate about the role that design thinking and design methods can play in creating positive social change.
Angel is an industrial designer with a background in fashion. Currently practicing in Vancouver, Angel’s focus is on textiles and soft products with a keen interest in furniture design.
Joe is an Industrial Designer based in Vancouver. He is a design graduate from Emily Carr specializing in wood, metal and soft products, product design, and branding. He also has experience with rendering programs such as Rhino and Solidworks.
Jonathan is the co-founder of Makeuse Studio, a multidisciplinary art and design studio based in Vancouver. His practice focuses on (re)exploring artifacts to create audio, visual, tactile and spatial experiences.