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Sep
23
Sat
Old crafts, new design from China @ Museum of Bags and Purses
Sep 23 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Bampo bambooThe Chinese bag brand, Bampo, is making its debut on the European market with an exhibition at the Museum of Bags and Purses between 27 June and 24 September 2017. Bampo has been translating traditional Chinese culture and crafts into modern designs for twenty years. Bampo’s mission is to contribute to preserving Chinese culture and passing it on to future generations. The items that will soon be on display at the Museum of Bags and Purses represent an important aspect of Chinese culture and philosophy.

Bampo bamboo 2

Traditional craftsmanship vs modern design
Huang Lang and Xie Xiaorui founded the brand in 1997. The designers translate their love of Chinese culture into unique bags. At the time, Western design was especially popular in China. Bampo is the first bag brand to use Chinese traditions and culture as the starting point for its modern designs.

Ancient Chinese craftsmanship is reflected in the various collections, such as “Porcelain”, “Bamboo” and “Ink”. This includes ink painting, fine embroidery techniques and paper cutting, for which China has been famous for centuries. For the ËœInk” collection, for example, the designers paint large pieces of leather using traditional Chinese brushes. Each bag in the Bampo collection is hand-made and unique.

Bampo inkChinese symbolism

Symbolism also plays an important role in the design. Bamboo (“Bamboo” collection) grows all year round. Bamboo is strong and does not break easily. In Chinese culture, these properties have traditionally been highly valued as a sign of honesty and perseverance.

“We have a great deal of respect for the passion that the Museum of Bags and Purses shares with its visitors and its dedication to the history of bags in Europe. Our mission is to contribute to preserving Chinese culture and to pass it on to future generations. Here, we see a shared passion and mission with the Museum of Bags and Purses.” Bampo

Bampo porcelain

Sep
24
Sun
Old crafts, new design from China @ Museum of Bags and Purses
Sep 24 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Bampo bambooThe Chinese bag brand, Bampo, is making its debut on the European market with an exhibition at the Museum of Bags and Purses between 27 June and 24 September 2017. Bampo has been translating traditional Chinese culture and crafts into modern designs for twenty years. Bampo’s mission is to contribute to preserving Chinese culture and passing it on to future generations. The items that will soon be on display at the Museum of Bags and Purses represent an important aspect of Chinese culture and philosophy.

Bampo bamboo 2

Traditional craftsmanship vs modern design
Huang Lang and Xie Xiaorui founded the brand in 1997. The designers translate their love of Chinese culture into unique bags. At the time, Western design was especially popular in China. Bampo is the first bag brand to use Chinese traditions and culture as the starting point for its modern designs.

Ancient Chinese craftsmanship is reflected in the various collections, such as “Porcelain”, “Bamboo” and “Ink”. This includes ink painting, fine embroidery techniques and paper cutting, for which China has been famous for centuries. For the ËœInk” collection, for example, the designers paint large pieces of leather using traditional Chinese brushes. Each bag in the Bampo collection is hand-made and unique.

Bampo inkChinese symbolism

Symbolism also plays an important role in the design. Bamboo (“Bamboo” collection) grows all year round. Bamboo is strong and does not break easily. In Chinese culture, these properties have traditionally been highly valued as a sign of honesty and perseverance.

“We have a great deal of respect for the passion that the Museum of Bags and Purses shares with its visitors and its dedication to the history of bags in Europe. Our mission is to contribute to preserving Chinese culture and to pass it on to future generations. Here, we see a shared passion and mission with the Museum of Bags and Purses.” Bampo

Bampo porcelain

Feb
15
Thu
Film This is not what I expected 喜歡你 @ Kino Rotterdam
Feb 15 @ 19:30 – 21:15

This is not what I expected

CinemAsia Special Screening
Samen met Rotterdam Chinese New Year (RCNY) en KINO Rotterdam organiseert CinemAsia de Special Screening van THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED, de verfilming van de roman “A Long Time Coming” van de gerenommeerde web-auteur Lan Bai Se.

“This is not what I expected” 喜歡你 (China, 2017) van Derek Hui 许宏宇
Lu Jin (Takeshi KANESHIRO), CEO van een internationale hotelgroep, is een man die men graag haat. Gu Shengnan (ZHOU Dongyu), sous-chef van het Rosebud Hotel, is ook geen sociale lieveling, zij is slordig en onverzorgd. Haar pad kruist dat van Lu Jin als hij bij het Rosebud hotel incheckt om het grondig door te lichten in verband met een eventuele acquisitie. Hij is ontevreden over alles wat hij ziet, maar een nonchalant aangemaakte snelle hap uit de handen van Gu is een openbaring voor hem. Hij begint gerechten bij haar te bestellen en zij kookt voor hem. Ontmoeten doen zij elkaar niet. Elk treffen tussen hen buiten deze setting is een catastrofe, zij zijn aardvijanden van elkaar, totdat hun echte identiteit onthult wordt.

What do you think? :)