Marc Newson - Beijing Design Week 2015
I’m pleased to welcome our friends in China to the first program of Australian design at Beijing Design
Week. Our feature of exhibitions and events invites you to explore Australian design, fashion, architecture and creativity right here in Beijing, and to be a part of an important exchange of ideas between our two countries.
Australian designers and architects have been working in China for over 20 years, collaborating on projects from landscape design and urban gardens to master planning entire cities. Did you know the Watercube built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics was designed by an Australian architecture firm? With numerous exhibitions being staged across Beijing in addition to talks and workshops, our Australia@BJDW program has something for everyone. Admire leading Australian designer (and designer of the Apple Watch!) Marc Newson’s stunning new teaset created for Georg Jensen, on show at the Beijing Centre for the Arts. Celebrate the Canberra-Beijing sister city relationship by visiting the Australian National University craft and jewellery exhibition “Crafting Connections” exhibiting at Yangmeizhu 59, Dashilar.