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New Century Resort Ningbo Shiqifang

The New Century Resort Ningbo Shiqifang hotel lies in Xiepu, a small coastal town in the Zhenhai District of Ningbo, China. Covering an area of 50,000 m2, it was built on an ancient architectural complex named Zhengshi Shiqifang and has a building area of about 40,000 m2 with 6 guestroom sections and 116 guestrooms. Being the largest and most intact ancient architectural community of the Ming and Qing dynasties in China with Ma Tau wallwatts, traditional Chinese courtyards, ancestral halls, opera stages, stone alleys and old houses, this complex is a cultural treasure of the Zhejiang Province.

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The Birth

'At the moment of fertilization, eggs emit light'. What is really visible is not light but something grotesque and at the same time beautiful, and which indeed appears to be shining. At the moment of fertilization, the wavelength inside the egg changes. If light is a wavelength, those changes can be interpreted as 'light'. The great wonder of life is encapsulated right there. 'The Birth' is a chandelier inspired by this faint light and by creating a sense of intimacy with the mystery of life observers will be encouraged to re-think the significance of life itself.

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Queue

Queue is a linear LED pendant system with limitless potential, designed for flexible installation and an inviting presence. These 44-inch, 2300-lumen modular bars of light connect via linear sliding joints and hang from stainless steel wire loops, allowing for custom compositions tailored to the needs of the space. Units can be oriented either upwards or downwards in order to cast respective soft or direct lighting.

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JinGoo

The name JinGoo is used in ancient Chinese literature to describe the sound of birds calling. JinGoo is a mood lighting with bluetooth speaker. It is an elegantly crafted piece that would easily go with any stunning style, decorate the day with light and music. JinGoo uses rechargeble lithium batteries and energy-saving LED lamps. It is all about mobility and enjoy music playback throughout the day on a single charge. JinGoo features a mono 2-way speaker, the low frequency woofer speaker is positioned in the base structure and its sound waves are reflected by the ceramic tail of the bird.

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Flame

Flame is a new generation lamp with an elegant flame shaped design. In it laser light sources are implemented that are characterized by the light intensity and a minimal use of electricity. The stylized shape provokes a simulated flame effect and creates a sense of comfort and luxury. The colors also complement such effects. The materials for the metal and glass body are fully recyclable, which, together with the low energy consumption ranks it among the top of environmentally friendly products. In addition, the achieved emotional value of the product is based on extremely detailed research.

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Mitosis

Mitosis ceiling lamp is made by blown glass and designed for friendly moments. The matter is that each piece is a unique object. It's metamorphosis form is inspired from mitosis division to create sense of action and motion, specially over dinner table that people used to eat and receive nutrition for their body cells recreations. While each lamp is unique in it's shape, when they locate near each other user perceives the story of mitotic division lamp set. On the other hand each lamp can be used separately based on user's need.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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