beijing design week wuhao @ the teahouse
beijing design week   wuhao @ the teahouse beijing design week   wuhao @ the teahouse
oct 07, 2011

beijing design week wuhao @ the teahouse

beijing design concept store wuhao converts a building into a temporary teahouse and exhibition space in ‘wuhao @ the teahouse’ during BJDW 2011 image © designboom

housed in the site of a former longstanding traditional teahouse in the city’s historic dashilar district, ‘wuhao @ the teahouse’ is a pop-up design exhibition and cafe installed by local design store wuhao for beijing design week 2011.

created in 2010, wuhao is a beijing-based concept shop, founded upon the five elements of chinese philosophy (fire, metal, water, wood, and earth) and showcasing the works of over 55 chinese and international designers. for the BJDW exhibition, the company partnered with the socially responsible chinese tea company tranquil tuesdays. design installations and selections of wuhao products dominate the second story of the building, divided across painted rooms that maintain the 5-elements concept, while visitors can enjoy tea in the lower, street-level rooms, also furnished with the works of young contemporary designers. among these is a tea table, designed by huo yijin, which changes colour with the increased temperature when hot water is spilled onto it.

patrons enjoy chinese tea in three ways at the pop-up shop image © designboom

the teahouse table, designed by huo yijin, changes colour when hot water is spilled onto it

the front desk image © designboom

closer view of the staircase and lucky fish fountain image © designboom

looking up from street-level towards the second floor installations image © designboom

detail of bamboo lamp image © designboom

one of the upper-level design exhibition rooms image © designboom

additional view of chair image © designboom

— from september 26th through october 3rd, 2011, people from across the world gather in beijing, china for the first annual beijing design week and beijing international design triennial. exhibitions, conferences, workshops and lectures across the city address the theme of ‘design beijing – good design’ for the nine-day event, which looks to transform the ubiquity of ‘made in china’ to ‘designed in china’.

beijing design week is presented by the ministry of culture, ministry of education, the china federation of literary and art circles, and the municipal government of beijing, in collaboration this year with tsinghua university.

  • completely cool, very artistic
    just amazing !!!

    sparola says:
  • Awesome!!!

    Samuel says:
  • awesome
    i would love a home like that
    so real.

    ELECTROMA says:
  • cool

    rita jane says:
  • Swwet sweet bamboo lamp!

    palola says:
  • This is the most honest space I’ve seen in a long time. True to materials, space and its own history… Beautiful!! says:

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