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Pop-Up Factory


The Pop-Up factory was created by A4 studios as part of Beijing Design Week 2013 and 2014. The concept is to create simple products to order within local communities, thereby cutting out the waste of storage and transport of finished goods, while being able to respond to local demands. The project was a great success as we ended up making components for several other exhibitions as well as our own range of products.

Stool: 

A simple 3 part construction that is assembled simply by knocking together with a mallet.
The stool is available in 3 different heights.
Design: Super Chen + A4


Jigsaw Fridge Magnet Set: 

This design is an homage to the animal jigsaw created by Enzo Mari in 1957 for Danese. We set our designers the difficult task of creating a set of interlocking fridge magnets based on the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
Design: A4 Studios

Tang Horse:
This is a kids' chair in the form of a horse. Moving the head causes the tail to swish. 
Design: Yuan Zeng


Pop-Up Factory Team: 
Ben Hughes, Super Chen, Sheng Haixin, Liu Zhuming, Wu Chenbin, Yuan Zeng.

“闪工厂”是A4工作室特地为北京设计周献上的临时工厂。“闪工厂”的概念是买家可以从头到尾参与和观看产品设计和生产的过程,中途去处了储藏空间需求和运输过程就能拿到最终的“商品”。我们在设展期间也帮助了草场地邻近展位完成他们的一些临时的木料裁切和设计的需求,达到了我们预设的社区互动的概念。




“闪工厂”在设计周期间展示了两组作品: 

“闪凳”- 每张凳子仅由三个木片构成,组装过程只需要用木棰敲打几下就可以完成。有三种不同高度的凳子可以选择。



“磁铁拼图”-
这个设计是为了向意大利设计大师恩佐·马里在1957年为Danese家具公司制作的动物拼图致敬。我们经过多次反复实验设计出了这一套十二生肖动物拼图,也都在现场完成。




“闪工厂”团队成员:
Ben Hughes,陈超,吴晨玢