首届厦门人居设计生活节 · 石材设计游学是针对设计师群体的特征与需求，为设计师群体量身定做的石材专业游学之旅。本次石材产业游学意在通过设计师的实地考察和亲身体验，打破人们对石材的固定认知，挖掘石材更多的可塑性，同时，也有助于解决设计师的设计选材问题，搭建品牌与设计师群体的沟通渠道，实现双方共赢的局面。
随着红点设计博物馆参观结束，首届厦门人居设计生活节 · 石材产业游学圆满画上句点。设计的实现离不开材料的支撑，而材料可以被更好地放在适合的位置则需要设计的赋能，设计与材料之间有着相互推动的作用力与反作用力。设计游学，是石材与设计的碰撞，更有助于让设计师走到一线，了解设计用材，并最终反哺于设计。
The Study Tour of Xiamen Habitat Design and Life Festival is an event tailored for designers, dedicated to breaking the stereotype and exploring more possibilities of stone through designers’ on-site visit and in-person experience. Moreover, it also aims to help solve material selection problems and establish connection between stone brands and designers.
There were 160 designers from all over the country gathering at Xiamen Stone Fair 2021 on May 18 to start their visit.
On May 18, designers of the study tour group participated in the opening ceremony of the 1st edition of HDLF at Xiamen Stone Fair 2021.
Covering a total exhibition area of 162,000 m2, The 21st China Xiamen International Stone Fair Xiamen Stone Fair 2021 was planned as 8 exhibition areas in 20 exhibition halls, showing new contents and materials including stone, sintered slab, bath & kitchen product, intelligent manufacturing, etc. After the opening ceremony, the designers visited the exhibition halls to seek for their favorite materials by face-to-face communication with the exhibitors.
In the afternoon, Mr. Meng Ye, design director of Meng Ye Space Creative Design Firm and Mr. Ricky Wong, founder/president of RWD delivered speeches in Forum One in Hall A1, attracting numerous enthusiastic designers and audiences taking the full forum area.
Meng Ye and Ricky Wong not only shared their design ideas, but also had a dialogue with leading stone industry figures, including Mr. Liu Liang, president of Yingliang Group, Mr. Song Xiaojie, co-founder of Material Art Museum, Mr. Liu Tao, general manger of Jiangsu Bestone Technology Co., Ltd. and Mr. Sun Wensong, secretary general of IHIDA. They exchanged views on the future trend of the connection between design and stone industry.
During the 4-day show, there were various featured stone concurrently held at Xiamen Stone Fair, like Global Master Architects Forum, World Stone Congress, Launch Out @XSF, etc, interpreting the future trend of stone and design in diversified forms.
In the morning of May 19, the study group attended “2021 New Product Releasing - Quarry” co-organized by Nan'an Stone Material Association and Xiamen Stone Fair Organizing Committee. In the releasing conference, a total of 10 new varieties of natural stone quarried in 2020-2021 were selected and released within the industry, targeting professionals and buyers from construction, design, real estate development, engineering sectors.
Forum Two of Development Forum of International Habitat Interior Design continued in the afternoon of May 19. The second forum focused on the topic of in what aspects can design influence and shape people's life in the future. You are all involved in it no matter you are from stone/kitchen and bathroom enterprises, or designers. Mr. Ma Wenrui, general manager of Vgreen, Ms. Yin Yanmei, president of diib and Mr. Sun Wensong, secretary general of IHIDA shared their feelings and thoughts. Also, Mr. Pang Xi and Mr. Steve Leung gave wonderful keynote speeches.
Good design works are inseparable from the choice and support of materials. Stone is an important part of the design material. Understanding the product design of stone and the future development trend will help designers better empower the design.
On May 20, the study tour group were divided into 4 routes to visit Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum, UMGG, Tianyi Stone, Jinsheng Stone, Huahui Holding Co., Xinjing Stone, Shunfa Stone respectively to explore and understand the production technology and processing procedures of stone. The study tour was organized to meet designers' various customized needs and regional services, as well as provide designers with a one-stop platform of material selection.
The 3-day study tour was well arranged. After the visit to stone companies, the group rushed to the final stop of the study tour program, Xiamen Red Dot Design Museum.
Xiamen Red Dot Design Museum is the 3rd Red Dot Design Museum in the world after the other two in Essen and Singapore. The museum exhibits works from 70 countries and regions around the world, covering award-winning works of three awards, Red Dot - Product Design Award, Red Dot - Design Concept Award, and Red Dot - Brand & Communication Design Award. Here, you can meet the top level of design in various fields and the innovative thinking of designers and design teams.
With the visit to Xiamen Red Dot Design Museum ends, the Study Tour of the 1st edition of Xiamen Habitat Design and Life Festival came to a successful conclusion. Good design is inseparable from the support of materials. On the other hand, materials can be better applied in the right place through design. The study tour well linked stone and design, helping designers understand the stone materials and get inspired.