Next week, from the 5th to 9th of November, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is bringing yet another fabulous exhibition to the design community. Created in association with Asian Art in London, Asia Week is a multi-dimensional exhibition that will celebrate the influence of Asian art, culture and creativity from across the region.

During the course of the week, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour will showcase the work of artists from China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Nepal across seven galleries. There will be artistic interpretations of the history, philosophy and culture of the individual countries alongside a jam-packed programme, which will feature a series of talks, workshops, masterclasses and art tours to explore the appeal of the Asian aesthetic.

Welcoming more than 40 emerging and established names to the famous domes, there will be more than 120 pieces of artwork on display, which offer traditional techniques with a modern aesthetic.

Work by Japanese artists will be represented by Kamal Bakhshi and will include pieces by Toko Shinoda, the grand dame of Japanese printmaking, Daniel Kelly, painter, printmaker and multi-media artist, and renowned printmakers Morimura Rei and Yoshitoshi Mori, who both specialise in ‘kappazuri’ stencil prints.

ArtChina will be representing the Chinese printmakers and contemporary artists, displaying a selection of artworks, prints and ceramics. Just some of the work at Asia Week includes woodblock prints by Wang Chao, screen prints by emerging artist, actor and producer Kelly Mi and lithographic prints by Wei Jia. From Korea, there will also be a series of ceramic pieces from The Han Collection, including those by Oh Man-Chu.

Visitors to Asia Week at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour will also have the opportunity to view the Hugentobler Collection of Modern Vietnamese Art, featuring paintings and drawings by two Vietnamese artists, Bùi Xuân Phái and Nguyen Tu Nghiêm from a private collection that is previously unseen in the UK.

Asia Week has been devised to highlight the fascinating crossover between East and West, providing a deeper understanding of both cultures. The event programme has been created to emphasise this creative osmosis and showcase a selection of this region’s greatest creations.

As the global superyacht and art world see a continual overlapping, the showcasing of luxury artefacts hosted during Asia Week at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour mark a truly interesting occasion for superyacht designers. Contemporary Asian pieces from both established and upcoming names present an exciting potential for some of the world’s greatest superyacht interiors and it will be fascinating to see them next week.  

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