MADAME MAO'S DOWRY
Based in Beijing, Lin Jing designs furniture, ceramics, accessories and more. Her ceramics became renowned through the China Design Now touring exhibition created by the V&A Museum in London and showcasing the best of Chinese design in 2008. Her white ceramic works feature useable wares in clean and modern shapes incluing teapots, cups, jugs, plates and vases. Both collectable and beautiful they are priced to be used so as to enhance your home and the experience of living.
Lin Jing graduated from the prestihous Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1997, then specialised in sculpture at the Academie Royale des Beaux Artes in Brussels. Her training in sculpture is evident in her works whatever the material. 'My design work focuses mainly on materials and the geometrical and optical variation of lines and textures ... Most of my products have a sculptural substance. It's fundamental to how they feel when you touch them or how their shape or colour or grain varies as you change your point of view or the position of the object whether on a table or in a room... forms must be as simple and natural as possible and the objects beautiful, creative, functional and user-friendly.' Her philosophy makes her pieces ideal for Madame Mao's Dowry and our long collaboration has not only brought her ceramics to our store but also a range of jointly produced bags and the first Top Shop Pop-Up to Shanghai in 2012.