From the Shenzhen Daily: NC speaks about Shenzhen Design Week
From an article featuring interviews with selected contributors to the London Pavilion at the recent Shenzhen Design Week.
Nigel Coates, a famous architect and designer whose drawings and furniture designs have been collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, is presenting part of his London apartment at the exhibition.
“The idea here is to introduce myself to Shenzhen. I thought: what’s better than bringing my apartment? It’s a slightly imaginary apartment, there is no bathroom, no kitchen. But you can feel a little bit of my spatial sensibility,” said Coates.
“The space itself is a 19th century apartment in an old house with classical details. But the furniture has a quirky, friendly, amazing contemporary feel. I wanted to feel comfortable in its classical environment. So it has got both things going: the classical and the forward-looking,” introduced Coates.
It was Coates’ first time in Shenzhen. “The intensity, energy, willingness to be open to all kinds of ideas, broad-minded and modern [impressed me]."