The London Design Festival 2015 at ROUGE: Contemporary Artisan Design in China

June 25, 2015

Contemporary Chinese Ceramics

For the London Design Festival 2015 (19th to 27th September) Lei will take us along on a journey to the artisan workshops in rural China where she sources the restored vintage furniture and contemporary artisan ceramics for ROUGE!

As avid photographers, Lei and her travel companions have over time accumulated a collection of images and footage of places, products and people that assume a striking counterpoint to the Western public awareness of fast-paced mass production in China. For the London Design Festival 2015 we will create an installation from these unhurried images and stories of restoration, the mixing of old and new materials and hand-making that present a side of China that most people here don’t usually get in contact with. 

To complement the installation, Lei and Kaja will talk about Lei’s journeys to the Chinese workshops on Sunday 20th September at 5pm. The talk will be followed by a complementary drinks reception.

The installation will be on view at ROUGE’s premises in Stoke Newington throughout the festival, 19th to 27th September 2015.

Both, the installation and the talk are free, but because of limited space we request that you register for the talk on Eventbrite under this link:

If there are no more spaces, do get in touch with us ( and if there is enough extra interest, we might try to find a second date for the talk.

Artisan Painting Chinese Cabinet Door

Painted Chinese Cabinet Door Panels

Pottery Workshop Image

Chinese Furniture Restoration Workshop

Chinese Artisans