Design rules in Beijing

Hong Kong designer-stylist Jaxx Yuen is reflected in the mirrors of his work, Hutong Reflection (above), at Dashilar in Beijing, one of the oldest and most iconic hutong areas in China's capital city. Built for a hutong barber, the outdoor installati
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Hong Kong designer-stylist Jaxx Yuen is reflected in the mirrors of his work, Hutong Reflection (above), at Dashilar in Beijing, one of the oldest and most iconic hutong areas in China's capital city. Built for a hutong barber, the outdoor installation was part of Beijing Design Week, which kicked off on Sept 23 and ended on Wednesday. The event - whose theme was City Of Design, Smart City, Industrial Integration - showcased international and local designers and included exhibitions, indoor and outdoor events as well as awards.


The Ridiculous Public Bench by designer Lin Jing at a mall in Beijing during Beijing Design Week. It was inspired by the Chinese people's inventiveness in using everyday objects as improvised seats.


Chinese designer Wen Fang adjusts straws on her mask decorated with asthma medicine bottles at her Maskbook workshop during Beijing Design Week. At the workshop, participants decorated masks with their own ideas as a symbol of collective citizen action for climate change, and against pollution and smoking in public places.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2015, with the headline 'Design rules in Beijing'. Print Edition | Subscribe