A Chinese Designer Speaks Out on Chinese Design

I received this wonderful comment on my post on Chinese designers. Her analysis parallels my own—the quick-quick manufacturing culture of China shapes Chinese designers. The market for their talent is for designing inexpensive products, often knock-offs, and they do that very well. My major point is that US and European consultancies working in China say that young Chinese designers are not able to do brand strategy and other more sophisticated design work, including very fine product design. There is a growing market for this kind of design by Chinese companies trying to build up their brands inside China and in the wider global market place.

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