2023年，厦门国际石材展特别推出人居空间设计展与“石无限 x 设计新石器” 主题展两大特展版块。
与之相邻的“石无限 x 设计新石器” 主题展，将由90后新锐设计师王树茂担任主策展人，通过链接新锐设计师资源与石材厂商，促进石材行业向新发展。
亟需相互赋能的双方，将在“石无限 x 设计新石器” 主题展中，收获走进彼此的最佳机会。
“ 石无限 X 设计新石器 ”主题展希望以一个展览解决两大难题。
在未来，本着倡导可持续环保的设计理念，通过Femo Design的持续运营，“石无限 x 设计新石器”将会成为国内外石器新品首发平台以及链接设计与产业的重要通道。
新创意 新灵感 新表达 新未来
“设计新石器”，是对石材这一大自然的馈赠，赋予了更年轻的形态；“石无限 x 设计新石器”，是一场展览，是一个行业平台，更是一次中国设计年轻力量对传统材料的认知迭代，探寻材料美学的本质，助力空间美学的更新，启迪生活美学的未来！
90后新锐设计师，策展人；Femo Design Studio创始人
师从清华美院家具研究所于历战教授和国际著名华人设计师卢志荣，个人收藏有上千件原版设计，深谙现代设计美学及制作工艺，大学期间学业绩点和综合绩点均为学院年级第一，曾获中国教育部国家奖学金，校一等奖学金等12次，设计作品曾获中国设计奖年度至尊奖，德国红点奖，德国 IF 设计奖，台湾金点奖， 中国设计智造大奖，中国红星奖未来之星奖（全国两名），《 AD安邸 》杂志2020中国设计新星等专业竞赛120多项。作品参加意大利米兰家具展，瑞典斯德哥尔摩家具展，设计上海，设计之春等展览40余次。
担任中国家博会 “ D2M Lab 设计样 ” 总策展人，厦门国际石材展“ 石无限 X 设计新石器 ”主题展总策展人和多个城市设计周家具版块策展人。
Traditional and contemporary
Ancient and fashionable
How to unleash more possibilities in design and innovation?
10,000 years ago
Human beings entered civilization from the Neolithic Age
10,000 years later
A new "Neolithic" age is dawning
June 5-8, 2023
At the 23rd China Xiamen International Stone Fair
Stone as the starting point，design as the core
We will set off a retro while avant-garde feast of stone
To explore the trend of stone industry, get insight into the market and industry changes. The 23rd China Xiamen International Stone Fair will be held on June 5-8, 2023 at Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center.
As one of the world’s leading stone fairs, Xiamen Stone Fair is not only a key benchmark of the global stone industry, but also an important platform for enterprises to seek cooperation and communication.
In the new normal, sectors including the upstream and downstream industrial chain, architecture, design, media platform and institutions will gather in Xiamen to jointly focus on, discuss and promote high-quality development of the stone industry.
In 2023, two featured design exhibitions - Habitat Interior Design Exhibition and “Stone Infinite X Stone Design in New Period” theme exhibition will be concurrently held at Xiamen Stone Fair.
The chief curator of Habitat Interior Design Exhibition 2023 is Steve Leung collaborating with co-curators including Jason Lai, Amy Du, Liu Heng, Liu Daohua, Leo Zhang, Alex Zhu, Epin Zhao, Tony Ho and Shen Kaohua. They will deconstruct stone in design and define stone through life.
The post-90s emerging designer Femo Wong will be the main curator of "Stone Infinite X Stone Design in New Period" theme exhibition to promote the stone industry by connecting young designers and stone manufacturers.
From space to products as well as design to scenes, the two exhibitions will present research and innovation on the trends of material application and material products, so as to boost industrial upgrading.
The design exhibition floor plan of 2023 China Xiamen International Stone Fair
As a gift from the nature, stone is unique in the field of architecture and art.
In the domestic market, stone is mainly used in the building's interior and exterior decorative panels, architectural stone and stone carvings, carved stone artwork and other fields.
Influenced by the demand for interior decoration, stone has been increasingly used in the daily home environment.
According to statistics, the output value of China's decoration industry currently accounts for about 15% of the country's total GDP; in the future, the annual consumption of stone in China will not be less than 260 million square meters. ，Thus, “stone” will become a potential share of the domestic consumer market, continuing to see a robust growth.
However, the traditional application of stone in home decoration has been difficult to meet the new generation of consumer habits and aesthetic needs, which also makes it difficult for many stone enterprises to break through or tap new sources of growth and even remain stalled.
How can traditional stone enterprises find ways of transformation and upgrading accurately and effectively to break stereotypes of stone and carry out Blue Ocean Strategy? How can designers network with high-quality material suppliers and manufacturers to complete good design works and realize their design vision?
How can designers network with high-quality material suppliers and manufacturers to complete good design works and realize their design vision?
It will be a great opportunity for both parties to connect with each other at the "Stone Infinite X Stone Design in New Period" exhibition.
In this special exhibition, designers will unleash the value of design - the re-use of stone. After countless deliberation and experimentation, they will present creative ideas, expressing the infinite possibilities of “stone”.
Meanwhile stone enterprises will get inspired of the application of stone and product upgrades in this exhibition.
"Stone Design in New Period" link, diversity, inclusiveness, symbiosis and coexistence, all these factors can be found here.
Overall, despite the booming domestic furniture industry, there are still many problems and difficulties in the interface between independent designers and manufacturers due to the trial-and-error costs, inherent patterns, and deviations in design understanding that exist in the industry.
"Stone Infinite X Stone Design in New Period" theme exhibition hopes to solve two major problems with this exhibition.
The core value of “Stone Design in New Period” also lies in promoting creative transactions: designers provide creative inspiration as well as creative solutions to enterprises in the build of more innovative models for the application of stone and product upgrades.
Only the feasibility is achieved that creative ideas can be transformed to good products, and good products will enhance the value of the enterprises continuously. Therefore, this is not only an exhibition but also an ecological closed-loop experiment of two-way empowerment of designers and manufacturers.
In the future, through the continuous efforts of Femo Design, “Stone Infinite x Stone Design in New Period” will become a major platform for the debut of new stone design products at home and abroad and an important channel to link design and industry.
"Stone Design in New Period"
Import Professional Thinking.
Activate Unlimited Potential.
New Creativity, New Inspiration,
New Expression, New Future
Using Stone as A Medium
to Find the Best Beauty
The image design of the new theme concept is inspired by the principle of stone processing - raw stone is processed by machine cutting, which will present a flat cutting surface. The visual identity is designed by extracting the processing characteristics of the stone with the font be presented in a flat-cutting way, which makes all elements look uniform and neat.
Founder and Design Director of Femo Design;Product Designer and Curator
When picking up stone as a tool for the first time, human beings drew a dividing line between themselves and animals, and the history of human civilization began with the application of this first stone tool. Ancestors entered the Paleolithic Age through the continuous efforts of apes who invented the beaten stone tools; then they polished stoneware as tools, which allowed humans to get rid of incompetence in the struggle with the nature and to gain the initiative to transform the nature step by step, marking human history into the Neolithic Age.
The “neolithic” itself is a familiar proper noun. We re-deconstruct and launch a new theme for the Stone Infinite Product Design Show. As a pun, “Stone Design in New Period” highlights the “new”, through modern design to give new meaning to stone. More “new stone design” will become design products in line with contemporary aesthetics and modern life needs, rather than just as a material.
We have been committed to connecting the world's best designer resources with China's best manufacturing industry. “Stone Design in New Period” will not only present the classic stone products of domestic and foreign designers, but also collect 50 new designs. We will match the shortlisted products with enterprises to produce samples and display them together with the classic master products. In addition, these 100 products will be included in a catalog and presented at the exhibition site.
Industry Consultant：Tu Qi
Vice President and Secretary General of China National Furniture Association;Director of Design Committee
Human society is entering an era where the time scale and spatial dimension are compressed, and the improvement of efficiency brings more possibilities for the realization of creativity.
Design is the starting point of the innovation chain, the source of the value chain, and plays an important role as a vitality engine in the process of building a better life and pushing civilization forward; design is also the expression of designers and the perception of those who have experienced it. Facing the future of boundless prospect, to draw wisdom and inspiration from the past is what every home furnishing practitioner should think about.
The 2023 "Stone Design in New Period" theme, is a positive development in line with the shift in consumption and industry extension. We look forward to excellent design creativity, to present the light of wisdom, but also look forward to a wealth of stone products, to interpret a more diverse connotation of home. Let us witness the rise of new design, new power to take off.
Industry Consultant：Zhang Huanrong
Executive Secretary General of The Art Display & Decoration Committee of China
With the development of China's economy and comprehensive national power, people's consumption concept, lifestyle, material and spiritual needs and aesthetic strength have also improved, which require the corresponding living space, scenes and objects to be constantly upgraded. And with the enhancement of social aesthetic and design function demand, the development of China's interior design industry as a whole shows an increasing degree of marketization that professional subdivision gradually becomes trending. China’s design industry will flourish in the direction of humanization, ecologicalization and nationalization in the future.
"Stone Design in New Period" as a new attempt to link the global designers and China’ design industry, will create a lot of cooperation, exchange, learning opportunities for domestic and foreign designers and brands. “Stone Design in New Period” combines stone with space, and people through the designer's love and understanding for stone characteristics, control of the space application scenario. Meanwhile, It requires designers to vitalize stone in more dimensions, therefore showing the artistic value and charm of the stone.
Industry Consultant：Guo Xin
Chairman of Interior Design Committee of China Building Materials Circulation Association
The most original stone is often the designer's most enthusiastic choice of material. For thousands of years, despite the changes of other kinds of materials, stone but always retain the most original and advanced texture, unchanged.
"Stone Design in New Period" gives stone a more youthful form. "Stone Infinite x Stone Design in New Period" is an exhibition and an industry platform. Moreover, it is a chance for China’s young designers to have new perception on the traditional material, explore the essence of material aesthetics, help renew the aesthetics of space, and enlighten the future of living aesthetics!
Academic Consultant：Yu lizhan
Professor of Tsinghua University
Director of Furniture Design Research Institute of Academy of Arts&Design, Tsinghua University
Stone is not only a material for mankind, but also a witness to the evolution of human civilization. Human used stone to create a brilliant civilization. Stone is ancient while modern that occupies an important position in contemporary life in China. Due to its natural color, texture and quality, stone has been used in a large number of magnificent works. However, the difficulties in its processing technique result in many challenges for the application.
The perseverance of practitioners in the stone industry has allowed many ancient skills to be passed on; and the participation of more and more designers has injected vitality and new ideas into this field, exploring a broader direction of development. It is believed that the new generation of designers represented by Femo Wong will bring design thinking into the stone industry to lead the development of the industry into a new track.
Media Consultant：Liu Lang
Founder of Z Media New Media Platform;Editor-in-Chief of Zhi liao Home
In the context of promoting high-quality development of China's home furnishing industry and industrial innovation, it is the proposition for “Stone Design in New Period” to explore how to integrate designers’ creativity, industrial manufacturing power and material expressiveness to promote industrial renewal.
In the Neolithic Age, human beings became the wisest of all creatures and had a real sense of home and life. “Stone” has played an important role in promoting human civilization.
The texture of stone can bring pure natural beauty to the space, while design can inject soul and vitality into the stone, giving it infinite possibilities. Femo Wong’s "Stone Design in New Period" uses stone as a medium to expand the boundaries of stone application scenarios and make the beauty of the material last for a long time through creativity. I hope “Stone Design in New Period” can become a meaningful existence in this era.
Media Consultant：Li Wei
Executive Editor-in-Chief of INTERNI CHINA
It is a long-standing tradition of INTERNI to focus and research on materials. We notice that stone - especially marble, is a natural material with a long history, containing both material and spiritual significance. While tracing the timeless beauty of stone, we look at the latest work of the designers of "Stone Design in New Period" and continue to see how they are interpreting this material, no matter in conceptual, realistic, artistic or humanistic ways. They greatly give the stone a deeper cultural significance and humanistic spirit, and truly interpret the concept of "design-driven industrial development".
As a professional design media, we would like to use our media's keen sense of touch to discover and disseminate the content and attempts that are really valuable and meaningful, and discover new possibilities. We also appreciate and would like to spare no effort to spread this kind of local-based work.
Spatial Design：Zhang Wei
Founder and Design Director of Xiamen Warp & Weft Design Engineering Co., Ltd.
Stone, a precious gift from the nature, is strong and stable, and has a unique color deposited over the years. For a long period, it is the most important building material, then with the continuous innovation of construction technology, stone has been replaced by other new building materials. But thanks to the booming development of the interior decoration industry, stone is used again in large quantities, and becomes a necessary material for high-end home decoration. So, now people's impression of stone should all come from the wall and floor full of decorative sheet paving. China's great construction in the past three decades led the whole stone decoration industry to a booming development, but limited its possibilities of application on the other hand.
Now construction has entered a new era, all industries are moving in the direction of refinement and sustainability. Young designer Femo Wong’s “Stone Design in New Period” brings a new image to the Stone Infinite Product Design Show. “Design” is the core power of all production. “New” is a combination of “new era”, “new concept” and “new technology” which becomes a “new form”. “Period” is pronounced like “Stone tool” in Chinese. The exhibition aims to bring out the characteristics and potential of stone through design, and make it better for use. This exhibition will collect 100 pieces of new stone design, hoping to present more surprises and warmth rather than a cold building and decorative material. I am also honored to be in charge of the space design of the exhibition, and looking forward to it.
The exhibition will be structured in three sections: 100 pieces of original stone design exhibition area, design forum, and enterprises matchmaking - to increase the added value of design in stone production and branding, rather than focusing on the field of building materials.
Some of the Exhibits
The following works are some of the exhibits in “Stone Infinite x Stone Design in New Period”, the rest of the exhibits will be announced later.
Some of the Participating Designers
The following are some of the participating designers of "Stone Infinite x Stone Design in New Period", the rest will be announced later.
Gather industry quality resources;
Promote interaction and communication at all ends;
Facilitate the development of stone industry;
Explore the infinite possibilities of the future.
A post-90s emerging designer and curator; As the founder of Femo Design Studio
He has studied under Professor Yu lizhan from Furniture Research Institute of Academy of Arts&Design, Tsinghua University and Chi Wing Lo, an internationally renowned Chinese designer. Femo Wong has thousands of original design works in his personal collection and is well versed in modern design aesthetics and production techniques. During college years, his academic grade point average and comprehensive grade point average were both the first in the grade. Besides, he also has been awarded the National Scholarship of the Ministry of Education of China and the first prize scholarship of college and other scholarships for 12 times. The works designed by him have won awards in more than 120 professional competitions such as the Annual Best of the Best Award of Kapok Design Awards China, German Red Dot Award, German iF Product Design Award, Taiwan’s Golden Pin Design Award, China Design Intelligence Award, the Future Star Award of China Red Star Design Award (two in China), 2020 Emerging Chinese Designer of ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST. Furthermore, his works have participated in Salone Internationale del Mobile di Milano, Stockholm Furniture Fair in Sweden, Design Shanghai, Design Spring and so on for more than 40 times.
In addition to being the chief curator of “D2M Lab” of China International Furniture Fair and “Stone Infinite X Stone Design in New Period” theme exhibition of China Xiamen International Stone Fair, he is also the curator of furniture section of many urban design weeks.
Meanwhile, he is the vice chairman of the Interior Design Committee of the China Building Materials Circulation Association, a member of the Design Working Committee of the China Furniture Association, the executive director of the B&B Industry Branch of Architecture and Culture Society of China, and also a contributing editor for the design column of Nanfang Daily.