Asian design plays a defining role in the richness and cultural diversity in contemporary design as it is rediscovering itself and imposes its own unique traits and origins on the design landscape.
In the era of global aesthetics and internationally dictated design trends, retaining the local identity through craftsmanship and by preserving the integrity of traditional forms is essential and remains a powerful, positive influence.
But in itself the fact that an object reflects a culture or the history of a region doesn't constitute great design. In our selection high-end, luxury pieces flirt with eclectically bold and unexpected design object that can surprise us with their uniqueness and eccentricity.
‘Unearth Asia’ presented leading-edge contemporary Asian designers and international brands collaborating with designers from Asia.
Through the exhibited pieces the organisers explored the affiliation of each product to a specific culture, and demonstrated its fundamental impact on the world of international design.