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
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, Common Gender, Partical Fever, IMMI, UGG, Sealy, MFK, SKP, Erdos, and Gagacafe.
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. He is also a teaching faculty at the IND department of XJTLU since 2015.
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.
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.
Qiyun Deng Senior Product Manager / Associate
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.
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 (manchester school of architecture). Daecan had previously worked in paris and Kuala Lumpur.
Zhizi Liu Product Designer
Born and raised in China (1990), educated in the US. with a MA in product design (RISD).