creatife at asia now
creatife at asia now creatife at asia now
jul 23, 2010

creatife at asia now


the works of chinese designers zhanchao, zhangbin, zhanghuimin, liang yuan wei and fangleo of creatife were on show in designboom’s ‘asia now‘ at dwell on design in los angeles. here is a look at the work they presented.

‘hyperion’ are wireless LED lights made from bone china

detail of switch

‘hyperion’ tree image © designboom

installation view of ‘hyperion’ at asia now image © designboom

installation view of ‘hyperion’ at asia now image © designboom

zhangchao, zhangbin, zhanghuimin portrait © designboom


over the course of two years, yuan wei liang typed 44 times each day ‘umustbestrong’ with a typewriter on two rolls of toilet paper.


art, architecture and design in china at asia now image © designboom

detail image © designboom

  • These are amazing, the first one looks like Antlers to me. Imagine having antlers above your fireplace which light up!

    InfiteNight says:
  • WOW NICE!!!!

    NICE says:
  • okay, the antlers were done about 4 years ago, I see this as a blatant knockoff…

    anon says:
  • anon – these new antlers are nicer!

    Greg says:
  • I fully agree with Greg, the Roll & Hill are not very nice at all & are not the same!

    Jonathan says:
  • I didn’t get the point of wireless!? could anyone explain it to me? There is a plug and wires shown on the image..

    wire-less says:
  • Jason Miller did them first. This is a brazen rip-off and designboom should know this. Hard to believe these copycats made it into a design exhibition.

    glenrothes says:
  • jason is a good friend of designboom, and yes, he did antler lamps a long time ago.
    it’s nice that readers remember them, we featured them in several articles, as they evolved from the initial conceptual state – prototype on show – to the final product. these antler lights shown in ‘asia now’ are always antlers and always lamps, therefore jason’s is a forerunner, but the technical development of incorporated leds that shine through the translucent porcelain is new. also, the switch is just a minimal dot that is touch sensitive. the lamp works similar to a torch, without a cable, because of an incorporated battery. you need the cable for long-time use though (as this was a 10 hour per day exhibit). the cable is also used for the dock.

    birgit/ designboom says:
  • The material is bone China and it’s more neat in terms of the appearance and the lighting effect. I saw that in Beijing. I don’t think the designer saw Jason’s before. It’s not available in China at all. Just saw Jason’s in HK only last month though.

    Carmen says:

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