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Photo By Miou Lee 2017  ( L- R  Peng You, Qiyun Deng, Hongchao Wang, Wei Ge )

Photo By Miou Lee 2017  ( L- R  Peng You, Qiyun Deng, Hongchao Wang, Wei Ge )

EXHIBITIONS

25th September - 11 th October  2014
Benwu Studio: " Sketches of Animals"                                                         ECAL Diplomes 2014
Hall Stefan Kudelski
5, avenue du Temple CH-1020 Renens

6 - 13 September  2014
Benwu Studio: " Totem " for Remy Martin                                                 Paris Design Week
B&B Italia, 35, rue du Bac
75007 Paris, France

14 - 17 August 2014
Benwu Studio: "Sumo Chair", "Fugu Bag"                                                   Team Formland UP/Graded
Booth E4100, MCH A/S, Vardevej 1
7400 Herning, Denmark

18 - 29 June  2014                                                                                               Benwu Studio: " Fugu Bag", "Sumo Chair"                                                     RCA 2014 Graduation Show                                                                             Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU

 5 - 9 February 2014                                                                                           Benwu Studio: " Kinetic Mirror "                                                                   School of Design Work-in-Progress Show                                                   Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU 

 19- 27 October 2013                                                                                         Benwu Studio: " Living Material, Twig Vessels "                                         Dutch Design Week                                                                                           Temporary Art Centre Eindhoven / Zone Ventosa                                     Vonderweg 1, 5611 BK Eindhoven

 21 - 23 May 2013                                                                                               Benwu Studio:  Hyde Park Collection                                                           Clerkenwell Design Week                                                                               'Design to Serve' at Craft Central, St. John's Square, London                   

 18-22 May 2013                                                                                                 Benwu Studio: " Sunmao " Stool                                                                     New York International Contemporary Furniture Fair                             Booth 2523, 1st Floor, Javits Center, New York, NY 

 30 January – 3 February 2013
 Benwu Studio: " Minimal & Maximal"                                                          School of Design Work-in-Progress Show   
 Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU

 15 -21 June 2012
 Benwu Studio: “ Forté ” Table
 Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Degree Show,
 Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA

 18-22 May 2012
 Benwu Studio: The PH Collection
 New York International Contemporary Furniture Fair
 Designboom Mart (Booth 1866, 1st Floor) 
 Javits Center, New York, NY

 May 13 - September 10, 2012
 Benwu Studio: " Sunmao " Stool
 CCAD 133rd Annual Exhibition at the Canzani Center, 
 60 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH

 January 28 - February 2, 2012
 Benwu Studio:  The PH Collection
 New York International Gift Fair
Javits Center 3rd Floor, New York, NY

WHO ARE WE

Benwu Studio

Founded in New York City 2012 by designer Hongchao Wang (ECAL) and Peng You (RCA).  In the beginning, the collaboration between the design duo is mainly focused on material experiment and craft research. In 2015 with design partners interior architect Ge Wei (RCA) and Product Designer Qiyun Deng (ECAL) join forces, Benwu Stu­dio become a multi-disciplinary design agency with expertise and experience in product, set and interior design. The Studio is currently based in both Shanghai & Beijing. Since established, the studio had done a series of successful collaboration projects with clients such as Hermes, Vacheron Constantin, Cassina, Isabel Marant, Mini, Baccarat, Swarovski, Perrier Jouet, Remy Martin, Lane Crawford, Comme Moi, MFK, SKP, and Erdos.

Team

Hongchao Wang    Creative Director / Co-founder

Born and raised in China ( 1989 ) educated in the U.S. and Switzerland. Hongchao graduated with a master in design for luxury & craftsmanship from ECAL.  Where he studied under the tuition of Designer Nicolas Le Moigne, Thilo Brunner, Jaime Hayon and Bethan Wood. Hongchao had worked in design studios such as Stephen Burks, Søren Rose and Fabrica.

Peng You              Art Director / Co-founder

Born and raised in China ( 1989 ) educated in UK. Peng graduate with a MA in design products at Royal College of Art, London where he studied under the tuition of designer Tord Boontje, Sarah van Gameren , Philippe Malouin and Yuri Suzuki. He had worked in several company such as Sotheby’s, Yamaha, Troika. 

Wei Ge               Interior Design Director / Partner

Born and raised in China ( 1988 ) educated in UK. Wei graduated with a MA in interior design at Royal College of Art. Where she studied under the tuition of designer Ab. Rogers, Ian Higgins Plunkett Drew and Patrick Macklin. Wei has worked as interior designer in several design studios such as Powell Tuck Associates, Ab. Rogers Design, Standard Architecture and etc. 

Qiyun Deng        Senior Product Manager / Partner

Born in China in 1983, she began her studies in industrial design at GAFA and worked in A-one Design Studio directed by Prof. Zhenyu Shi, which collaborated firmly with local manufacturers. Qiyun attended the Master in Product Design in ECAL, Switzerland and concluded with distinction in 2013 with her diploma project Graft, a series of bio-plastic tableware.

Penglong Geng    Senior Design Manager / Partner

Born in China in 1988, he began his studies in exhibition design at XAFA. PL had previously worked in Gallagher & Associates ( Singapore) and Pico Global (Shanghai) as chief designer.

Luis Velazquez   Senior Interior Designer

Born and raised in Mexico (1985), educated in U.S. and Italy.  After working in Mexico, Milan, Hong Kong more than 10 years, Luis is now specialized in the design of commercial design, restaurants and bars. 

Daecan Tee  Product Designer

Born and raised in Malaysia (1991), educated in UK. with a MA in product design (MSA). Daecan had previously worked in paris and Kuala Lumpur.