Clara Chow

Clara Chow

Clara is a contributor to Inkstone and the South China Morning Post.

Young Chinese designers find a ready market for their wares
Watches that tell “blurry” time, lamps inspired by puzzle knot toys and contemporary furniture fit for ancient ascetics — just some of the designs to look forward to at Design China Beijing’s second edition. The fair, which opened on Thursday, features more than 200 exhibitors and independent designers, with a focus on sustainability and craft. The South China Morning Post spoke to six Chinese designers participating in the event about cultural heritage, global influence and what sustainability means for them. Kun Qi, 29, founder of Kundesign Urban sophisticates in China are not known for splashing out on Western-style designer patio furniture – perhaps because of the city’s poor air quality