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Day 8: YANG DESIGN X YANG DESIGN MUSEUM

Seldom before has there been such an abundance of exhibits in a building. The privately run Yang Design Museum, founded in 2013 by Jamy Yang, opens its doors to anyone interested. A wealth of industrial products awaits the visitors interested in design and inspires design ideas for the future. Yang, whose design consultancy is one of the leading in the world, combines tradition with modernity on a top level.

Glance over the shoulder? Accompany Jamy Yang on his latest two high-end topics: The re-opening of his museum and the China Design Trend Report!

YANG DESIGN MUSEUM

YANG DESIGN MUSEUM was founded in 2013 as China‘s first privately owned industrial design museum and and the YANG DESIGN office headquarters building. Founded by Jamy Yang, it was reconstructed from a 100-year-old cotton spinning mill power station. The mottled concrete frame is completely preserved, and the newly-built white body is inserted into it, forming a strong contrast.

The overall area of YANG DESIGN MUSEUM is 5000 square meters, there are 6 floors that including three core areas which is historic design pavilion, contemporary design pavilion and future design pavilion. The museum has exhibited the founder’s extensive collection of classic design objects from industrial revolution in UK till now, hundreds pieces of contemporary good products recognized by top four international design awards. It has been clued to induce visitors to think about people’s lifestyle, historical humanities and aesthetics in different area and age or from different culture and ethnic group. The YANG DESIGN MUSEUM explores advanced thinking of future design trends and methodologies with developing professional lab working on innovative materials application on CMF (Color, Material, Finishing), color trends forecasting, user study and public and service design.

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 YANG DESIGN is the forward thinking industrial design consultancy in China. It has won nearly one hundred major design awards, including  Red Dot and iF awards, G-Mark award, IDEA award, Design for Asia silver award, and Forbes China's Influential Design award.

YANG DESIGN has a Design Strategy Institute, CMF and Trend Study Lab, User Study Lab, Prototype Center, Brand Innovation Department, Product Innovation Department, and Public and Service Design Department, and has long term strategic partnerships with professional design research institutes from countries including Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan.

  • What kind of product design will fit into the future market?
  • What are the factors behind the trends?
  • Which trends are suitable for the Chinese market?

These are the topics that the global design industry constantly cares about. As the forward-thinking industrial design consultancy in China, YANG DESIGN has been introducing advanced trend study methodology since 2005, and inviting opinion leaders from different industries to form a team of experts to jointly create China's professional trend study team. The annual report on China Design Trends Report has already become the authoritative design trends report for the Chinese market. Now the new version <2022-2023 China Design Trends Report by YANG DESIGN> is published! It introduces insight on the newest China design trends.

Based on 4 Step Trend Prediction Methodology, it is built based on research on the social formation, consumption trends, and design expert interviews to begin with trend forecasting. With these research and studies, we have prepared Chinese lifestyle forecasting and four different design macro trends. In each macro trend, we have provided corresponding CMF (color, material, and finish) proposals, which will be suitable for various design fields in China.

In this report, YANG DESIGN proposes four DESIGN trends for the future of the Chinese market.  And these four trends are also four stories about the future:

  • Unbalance: Human in balance with Nature & Health.
  • Digital Post-mankind: Existence in artificial art.
  • Nation Oriented: Nationalism sentiment in benchmark shifting era.
  • Body Shaming: Her economic to break away mono aesthetic standard.

The book includes summary of 15 hotspots in China in 2020-2021 and more than 39 data, together with 6 top expert interviews, 4 design trends for 2022-2023 Chinese market, clear 8-year timeline of the China Design Trends evolution, over 80 pages, over 225 pictures & diagrams.

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Short interview with Jamy Yang

Can you please introduce yourselves briefly – who are you?

I’m Jamy Yang, founder and design director of YANG DESIGN and YANG HOUSE. When I studied in China, I received a full scholarship from the WK Foundation to go to Germany to complete the Master of Industrial Design at the Muthesius Academy. Then, I worked at the Siemens Design Headquarters in Munich.  From 2005 to 2015, YANG DESIGN, YANG DESIGN Museum and lifestyle brand YANG HOUSE were successively established. YANG DESIGN projects  cover cross many fields such as lifestyle, home appliances, vehicles, space installations and so on. “Can design change the society? “This has been a challenging issue that I have been committed into action!

What is your contribution in detail to the iF Design Marathon 2021?

The two things I would like to share in iF Design Marathon 2021 are the renovation plan for the YANG Design Museum and the newest launch of China Design Trends Report . One is to study the history of design, the other is to forecast the future of design.

Let’s take a look into the future: In your opinion, in which design discipline will be the biggest innovation?

In 2004, when I was working at the Siemens Design Headquarters in Munich, we were still trying to study the differences of physical button layout and brand genes on different brands of mobile phones. Just a few years later, in 2007, the first Apple smartphone launched, making the physical buttons completely disappear. The whole world has entered the era of digital civilization from the era of industrial civilization.

In the era of digital civilization, the essence and ultimate goal of digitization is to establish a complete simulation of the real physical world in the digital virtual world, and then maximize efficiency and cost reduction through the real-time interaction between the virtual digital world and the real physical world. This process will go on forever without doubt, and perhaps even one day, humans themselves will be digitized. This change for human beings is extremely profound, far greater than the change in the era of industrial civilization, it has brought impact on manufacturing, transportation, energy, agriculture, entertainment, education, finance, consumption and other fields, of course, also profoundly changed the design.

The background and trend of this era determines the development trend of industrial design. As a result, YANG DESIGN's future plans will change as the digital age evolves. The interaction of user experience between the real and virtual world, the small batch and flexibility of product manufacturing process, the exploration of innovative materials, and the design principle of sustainable development are all the key points that we pay attention in the future, and also there are innovation opportunities.

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Jamy Yang

Founder and design director of YANG DESIGN and YANG HOUSE, Collector, Most Influential Chinese Industrial Designer by Forbes.

Jamy received a full scholarship from the German WK Foundation to go to Germany to complete the Master of Industrial Design at the Muthus College. Then, he worked at the Siemens Design Headquarters in Munich. From 2005 to 2015, YANG DESIGN, YANG DESIGN Museum and lifestyle brand YANG HOUSE were successively established.
“Can design change the society? “This has been a challenging issue that he has been committed into action!