Lives and Works: Hangzhou
Jovana ZHANG, born 1983 in Belgrade, Serbia; ZHANG Lei, born 1980 in Tianjing; Christoph JOHN, born 1980 in Werdau, Germany; all live and work in Hangzhou.
Pinwu is a multi-practice design studio focussing mainly on China’s traditional crafts and materials. The studio collaborates with both local and international Chinese brands with the task of translating traditional crafts into contemporary design. The trio, from Germany, Serbia and China, met in Milan in 2009; since 2010, they have been based in Hangzhou in China. They are also co-founders of Rong design library.
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