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New Video Explores Neri&Hu's Aranya Art Center in Northern China

Neri&Hu have unveiled a new video exploring the Aranya Art Center in Qinhuangdao, China. Designed to evoke notions of space for art versus communal space, the project places a strong emphasis on the spiritual nature of the seaside community. Drawing inspiration from the seasonal ocean waters nearby, the building seeks to encapsulate the natural wonder of water.

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Neri&Hu Completes Aranya Art Center in Qinhuangdao, China

The Aranya Art Center in Qinhuangdao, China has been completed, designed by Neri&Hu. Situated in a seaside environment, the scheme was designed to evoke notions of space for art versus communal space. Despite the straightforward brief for the art center, the scheme reaches further to become a communal space for residents in the deeply spiritual community.

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Architect-Designed Furniture Pieces at the 2019 Salone del Mobile

As the week comes to an end, Milan Design Week wraps up yet another successful year of creativity and innovation. Thousands of design companies displayed their creations to more than 200,000 visitors hailing from different countries, demographics, and career backgrounds. Although the design fair gravitated towards the world of interior design, many renowned architects participated in the week-long exhibition and joined their forces with interior and furniture design experts.

Along with the impressive collaborations that these architects created with lighting companies, take a look at how they used their expertise in forms and structures to develop unique furniture pieces.

KOR Armchair and Sofa - William Sawaya x Sawaya & Moroni. Image Courtesy of Sawaya & Moroni Volta Bench - Zaha Hadid x CITCO. Image Courtesy of Molteni&C ALESSANDRO I-II-III - William Sawaya x Sawaya & Moroni. Image Courtesy of Sawaya & Moroni Endless Side Table - Daniel Libeskind x CITCO. Image Courtesy of CITCO + 36

"The Unfolding Village" Exhibition Celebrates Vanishing Cultures of Gossip and Eavesdropping

Shanghai/London-based firm Neri&Hu has published details of their “Unfolding Village” installation, set to take center stage at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2019. The exhibition, taking place in February, will see Neri&Hu depart from the traditional convention of furniture fairs, often purely focused on product design, and instead actively engage with pressing social issues unique to their base country of China.

Having recently studied the issue of disappearing villages and village cultures in China, the designers were alarmed by the impact of such a disappearance on community, family, and cultural roots. With many products centered on the ideas of nostalgia, dwelling, and “the individual’s relationship within a collective,” the firm created the “Unfolding Village” exhibition to capture the essence of traditional Chinese villages.

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Yangcheng Lake Villas / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

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Housing  · 
Suzhou, China

Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

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© Pedro Pegenaute

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Hotels  · 
Yangzhou, China

Take a Tour Inside Shanghai's Cultural Hotspot

Take a walk through the Hub Performance and Exhibition Center, designed by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, in the dynamic Hongqiao District of Shanghai, China. The video, produced with Pedro Pegenaute, showcases the Center's nature-inspired interior, featuring dramatic lighting and views framed by walnut- and oak-covered aluminum branches recalling forest canopies.

AMORE Sulwhasoo Flagship Store / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

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Store  · 
Seoul, South Korea

Neri&Hu: Redefining the Meaning of 'Made in China'

When Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu arrived in Shanghai in 2000, working on a project for Michael Graves, they had no plans to stay. "Three months turned into six, then eight," said Neri of his first visit; fourteen years later, Neri & Hu Design and Research Office operates from Shanghai with more than 100 multi-disciplinary staff. The firm has developed a reputation for their original designs in a landscape dominated by duplicate architecture. In a recent article in The Star Online, Leong Siok Hui maps Neri & Hu's road to success, featuring their work on Design Collective and The Waterhouse at South Bund. Read more here.