GCDK De.Sign - Furniture Designer

07 février 2016

New painting fo the Moon serie

"The constellation" - Lacquer with holes engraved

Size 100 cm dia

 

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27 janvier 2016

In China Daily this week.

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Thank you Sun Ye for your article.

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24 janvier 2016

During the opening at Ju'Er Space

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Thank you for your visit.

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22 janvier 2016

Solo-exhibition at Ju'Er Space

I invite you to the opening party at Ju'Er space saturday 23rd january from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Hope to see you!

 

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First time I knew about eggshell inlays was in a Chinese Lacquered art work, it is fabulous. Thinnish eggshells are acting their roles in different corners, so quiet. Not hiring in knots, but astonishing glaring .
In Gwen’s eggshell series, eggshell finally be the chief actress, no swagger, only tranquil.
“Ying Xu” is inspired by the moon, which changes itself everyday. The moon waxes and wanes. But maybe you just want to see a pretty sight, or explain why the Moon has phases, or why there just is no “dark side”, at least permanently.
You will find them all in Gwen’s art works.

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我第一次知道蛋壳装裱工艺如此美丽动人,其实是在中国漆艺作品上。碎碎不均的薄薄蛋壳在角落里好生扮演着自己的角色,不招人,却出落的惊人一瞥。
Gwen的贝壳系列作品中,蛋壳这回好好的做了一回女主角,却也静谧不招摇。
“盈虚”展览作品感知于月亮的日日变化,月有阴晴圆缺。不过,也许你只是想看到一个美丽的景象,或者只是想知道月亮为何有圆缺,或者只是想弄清楚为何总看不到“黑暗的那一面”,Gwen的作品全都能告诉你真相。

 

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17 décembre 2015

Forum in the French Cultural Institut in Beijing on traditional craftsmanship.

Thank you at French Ambassy of China to have organized this forum during two days in the French cultural institut in Beijing.


"Comment transmettre les savoir-faire en les renouvelant."

Participants : 

INMA - Institut National des Métiers d'Art
ENSAD - Ecole National des Arts Décoratifs
L'Ecole Duperré
L'Université Tsinghua de Pékin
CAFA - L'Académie des Beaux-Arts de Pékin
L'Institut de la Céramique de Jingdezhen
L'Académie d'Arts et de Design de l'Université de Suzhou,
La marque de luxe Shang Xia - http://www.shang-xia.com/Le joillier - Nicolas Favard - http://www.nicolasfavard.com/Gcdk De.Sign

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http://www.faguowenhua.com/arts-et-culture/comment-transmettre-les-savoir-faire-en-les-renouvelant.html?lang=fr

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11 décembre 2015

News paintings of the Moon serie

LUNAR ECLIPSE - 90 x 60 cm - Lacquer with wax finish - Details in eggshells inlays

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FULL MOON - 90 x 60 cm - Lacquer with wax finish

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02 décembre 2015

New creation - Hangings doors

Hangings doors of Ramie fabrics decorated with eggshells. Eggshells are used as elements of "embroidery" and is carefully drawn on small fibers of fabrics. 

Size : 150 x 90 cm

Ramie fabrics produced by Summerwood. http://www.danrenpang.com/summerwood/

 

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Shadow and Transparency then take shape.

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29 novembre 2015

Open Autumn Days at my workplace

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13 octobre 2015

New creations - Hangings doors

Hangings doors of Ramie fabrics decorated with eggshells. Eggshells are used as elements of "embroidery" and is carefully drawn on small fibers of fabrics. Shadow and Transparency then take shape.

Size : 130 x 90 cm

Ramie fabrics produced by Summerwood. http://www.danrenpang.com/summerwood/

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29 septembre 2015

At the Beijing Design week until 3rd october

With Summerwood, Gcdk De.Sign is present at the Beijing Design Week to Dashilar, Tan'er hutong 40 until 3rd october.

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25 septembre 2015

Gcdk De.Sign in 时装 L'Officiel China in September issue.

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24 septembre 2015

New creation - hangings doors

Hangings doors of Ramie fabrics decorated with gold leaves and eggshells. These materials are used as elements of "embroidery"and is carefully drawn on small fibers of fabrics. Shadow and Transparency then take shape.

Size : 130 x 90 cm

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Ramie fabrics produced by Summerwood. http://www.danrenpang.com/summerwood/

 

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23 septembre 2015

Gcdk De.Sign at the Beijing Design Week 2015 - Shadow & Transparency

Having participated in the Beijing Design Week in 2012 and 2013, this year I present Shadow & Transparency.

On this occasion, I collaborate with "Xiabu", or "Summer Fabric" an independent producer of ramie's fabrics to present in particularly my latests creations with their fabrics.

for OUT

苎麻的剩余价值
Revaluate the Ramie’s Modernity

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'Xiabu’, or ‘Summer Fabric’, is a kind of hand weaved fabric, using ramie as its main material. With more than a 5000 year history in China, ramie is commonly known as ‘China Grass’ - one of the oldest vegetable fibres and originally cultivated in China. Ramie has the longest plant fibre, also with the most beautiful natural glossy texture, the quality is as high as silk, considered the "king of natural fibres." The fabric has a natural breathability, widely used in the summer season - ancient Chinese people call it the ‘Summer Fabric’.

As an independent fabric label, Summerwood goals to revive the ramie’s possibilities, through contemporary way.

This year, we invited 7 new talents to use ramie’s surplus fabrics to shape new value of this traditional handmade materials, they are fashion & accessories, fine deigned product, installation, interiors works, objects, etc. All works would be inserted to an inconvenient corner of daily life, every piece of products would be made in up-cycled way. We named it ‘for OUT’, it’s call for something out, out of present system, out of mainstream value.

This exhibition want to call people be more enthusiasm to traditional textiles, handmade, contemporary art, and more active to everyday’s life.

 

 


With ramie's fabrics, I propose draperies decorated with gold leaves and eggshells. These materials are used as elements of "embroidery" and is carefully drawn on small fibers of fabrics. Shadow and Transparency then take shape...

Continuing the same theme, I present my latest way to work the faux-shagreen. With faux-shagreen production‘s secret, I also control the transparency of the material. I can emphasis the specific grain of faux-shagreen, including its "pearl" symbol of this material.

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for OUT with MouHoo - PQ apartment - Zhigen Design - Digest Design Workshop - Heng Shu Atelier - Mobius Studio - Gcdk de.sign

Time : 23th September – 3rd October 13:00 - 19:00

Address : No.40 Tan’er Hutong, Dashilar, Beijing

 

See you there!

 

 

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22 juillet 2015

Solo-exhibition in Shenzhen

Solo exhibition in the gallery of Epsilon Art Frames in Shenzhen from 16th to 27th July.

http://www.epsilon-artframes.com/web/

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21 juillet 2015

The new serie painting - The Moon

"La rêverie est le clair de Lune de la pensée"

"Reverie is the Moonlight of thought"

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BLACK MOON - 90 x 60 cm - Lacquer with wax finish

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LUNAR ECLIPSE - 90 x 60 cm - Lacquer with wax finish - Details in eggshells inlays

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RED MOON - 120 x 90 cm - Lacquer with wax finish

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MOONLIGHT - 110 x 90 cm - Indigo fabrics with eggshells and gold leaves

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THE EYE OF THE MOON - 90 x 60 cm - Lacquer with wax finish - Details in eggshells inlays

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WHITE MOON - 90 x 60 cm - Lacquer with wax finish

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GOLD MOON - 60 cm dia - Lacquer with wax finish, moon in gold leaves, birds encarved into the lacquer.

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FULL MOON - 80 cm dia - Lacquer with wax finish, details in eggshells inlays.

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15 juillet 2015

New creation on fabric

Decor with gold leaves and eggshells on ramie fabrics come from Yunnan province.

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Size 120 x 44 cm

 

 

 

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The Ramie  (zhùmá, 苎麻) is a textile plant in the nettle family urticaceae,

native to eastern Asia.

The ramie or China gras is also called chinese plant or white ramie.

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26 juin 2015

New items - blue trays

Lacquered tray on both sides. Detail in eggshells inlays on one side.

Size : 22 x 42 cm

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A tray coated with non-organic rayskins. Silvered copper foil between rayskins sections on both sides.

Detail in eggshells inlays and aluminum leaves on one side.

Size : 26 x 35 cm

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11 juin 2015

Open Summer Day at my workshop

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Work in progress for two fabrics panels.

Decor with gold leaves and eggshells on Ramie fabrics come from Yunnan province.

Size 120 x 44 x 2 cm

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The Ramie  (zhùmá, 苎麻) is a flowering plant in the nettle family Urticaceae, native to eastern Asia. The ramie or China gras is also called Chinese plant or white ramie.

I'ts very interesting to work on this material. I love it!

Pictures of the finishing work, coming soon....

 

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08 juin 2015

Some pictures about my latests paintings

Soon, you will be able to discover my latest paintings in July in Shenzhen, in September in Beijing, in October in Shanghai, in January in Paris.

In the meantime, some of pictures about this new serie.

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Lunar Eclipse - 90 x 60 cm - Lacquer with wax finish - Details in eggshells inlays

Black moon - 120 x 90 cm - Lacquer with wax finish

Gold moon - 60 cm dia - Lacquer with wax finish, moon in gold leaves, birds encarved into the lacquer. 

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30 mai 2015

Charity auction for Children of Madaifu - Association Marcel Roux in China

The organisation's mission of association "Children of Madaifu" has been the same for over fifteen years : provide care and guidance to orphans in China's most destitute regions and follow them till adulthood.

Once a child enter his programme, he/she is ensured to have all of his/her basic needs covered as well as the capacity to go as far as he/she can in school, and is offered opportunities in higher education or professional training.

Her aim is to lift these children up by relieving them of thier financial and emotional burdens and accompany them along the path to autonomy and independence.

The organisation also helps the children dream up new horizons and look to the future positively, by launching innovative local initiatives such as her yearly Summer Camp and her brand new Bookmobile.

http://www.madaifu.org/

 

A few months ago, the association "Children of Madaifu" has proposed a new project which has garnered the interest of several Beijing-based artists and designers. They gave the artists and designers newly-made plain copies of travel bags found in every major Chinese cities throughout the 70's and gave them free rein to express themselves, leading to an astonishind variety of pieces.

Among the artists Huang hui,  Zhang Dali, Wen Fang and the designers Dominic Johnson-Hill, Tang'Roulou and Pongyuen Cheung, I participated too to support Madaifu.

I choose a gingko-leaf motif because of what that tree symbolises : renewal and hope. Through this bag, I wanted to encourage the children supported by Madaifu to always try to move forward. The gingko-leaves are realized in eggshells.

These creations will be auctioned at an exclusive event and all of the proceeds of the sale will go to the children supported by the organisation.

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