Lives and Works: Shanghai
Hongchao WANG, born 1989 in Suzhou, lives and works in Shanghai; Peng YOU, born 1989 in Suzhou, lives and works in Beijing.
Founded in New York City in 2012 by designers Hongchao Wang and Peng You, the studio began by focussing on research into crafts and experimenting with materials. In 2015, it joined forces with design partners interior architect Ge Wei, product designer Qiyun Deng and exhibition designer Penglong Geng to become a multi-disciplinary design agency with expertise and experience in product, set and interior design. The studio is currently based in both Shanghai and Beijing. The studio has carried out a series of successful collaboration projects with numerous, diverse clients from Hermes to Vacheron Constantin, Swarovski, Remy Martin and Lane Crawford.
Hongchao Wang was educated in the US and Switzerland, graduating with a Masters degree in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship from ECAL (Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne) in Switzerland. He worked in design studios such as Stephen Burks, Søren Rose and Fabrica. He has also been a member of the teaching faculty in the Industrial Design department of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou since 2015.
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