Bob Chen

Hangzhou / China

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Bob Chen
Bob Chen (born in 1979), is a designer, art director based in Hangzhou, China.
Chen established Bob Chen Design Office in 2004. In 2010, he launched the furniture brand “Touch Feeling”. His works span through visual communication, products and space design. Over the years, he continually focuses on the design of consumer experience scenes, and has accumulated rich experiences in the fields of hotel design and residence design. In 2005, Chen won the Gold Award, Bronze Award and Merit Award in the “Graphic Design in China 2005”. In 2006, he was selected by “the 5th edition of Meggs History of Graphic Design” in Germany. In the same year, his work was collected by the V&A museum in Britain. He was selected by American Print magazine as one of “the 20 new visual artists under the age of 30” in 2007. In 2009, Chen was selected by Tokyo TDC award, nominated for the non-member gold award and won the Merit Award. In 2012, he participated in “Sit Down” Milan China Contemporary Design Exhibition. In 2015, he participated in the 3rd Milan China Contemporary Design Exhibition. In the same year, he was selected as one of the top 30 most promising designers in the Chinese version of Forbes. In 2016, he was both shortlisted for the 3rd China Design Person of the Year and the National New Trend of Chinese Interior Design. From 2013 to 2019, Chen has been selected four times as one of the 100 most influential architectural design elites in China by “AD magazine”.


Good design is suitable and moderate. It can function well and touch people's heart. Most of my inspirations come from my daily life. The curiosity about people and things around me may have been the initial point of my adventure. When old materials encounter new technologies, traditional customs running into new needs, our predecessors created their utensils in their own time. What are the life scenes and utensils that belong to us? By observing contemporary life scenes, furniture and objects, I started to understand them, and gradually I found some answers.
When the furniture brand “Touch Feeling” was first established, it was just some of my thoughts on design. The aim is to explore the relationship between “the beauty of use” and “visible function”. In the years that followed, “Touch Feeling” has functioned as a secondary line that matches the progress of my mainline design project. At the same time, it continued to expand and develop, and gradually became an independent research route for furniture, where some of my major design experiments have been conducted. “Touch Feeling” raises questions and makes assumptions. It is an important form of output of what I have explored in the current life-style and trend changes. It is also an important subject for me in future.
Bob Chen
Bob Chen

Bob Chen (born in 1979), is a designer, art director based in Hangzhou, China. Chen established Bob Chen Design Office in 2004. In 2010, he launched the furniture brand “Touch Feeling”. His works span through visual communication, products and space design. Over the years, he continually focuses on the design of consumer experience scenes, and has accumulated rich experiences in the fields of hotel design and residence design. In 2005, Chen won the Gold Award, Bronze Award and Merit Award in the “Graphic Design in China 2005”. In 2006, he was selected by “the 5th edition of Meggs History of Graphic Design” in Germany. In the same year, his work was collected by the V&A museum in Britain. He was selected by American Print magazine as one of “the 20 new visual artists under the age of 30” in 2007. In 2009, Chen was selected by Tokyo TDC award, nominated for the non-member gold award and won the Merit Award. In 2012, he participated in “Sit Down” Milan China Contemporary Design Exhibition. In 2015, he participated in the 3rd Milan China Contemporary Design Exhibition. In the same year, he was selected as one of the top 30 most promising designers in the Chinese version of Forbes. In 2016, he was both shortlisted for the 3rd China Design Person of the Year and the National New Trend of Chinese Interior Design. From 2013 to 2019, Chen has been selected four times as one of the 100 most influential architectural design elites in China by “AD magazine”. Good design is suitable and moderate. It can function well and touch people's heart. Most of my inspirations come from my daily life. The curiosity about people and things around me may have been the initial point of my adventure. When old materials encounter new technologies, traditional customs running into new needs, our predecessors created their utensils in their own time. What are the life scenes and utensils that belong to us? By observing contemporary life scenes, furniture and objects, I started to understand them, and gradually I found some answers. When the furniture brand “Touch Feeling” was first established, it was just some of my thoughts on design. The aim is to explore the relationship between “the beauty of use” and “visible function”. In the years that followed, “Touch Feeling” has functioned as a secondary line that matches the progress of my mainline design project. At the same time, it continued to expand and develop, and gradually became an independent research route for furniture, where some of my major design experiments have been conducted. “Touch Feeling” raises questions and makes assumptions. It is an important form of output of what I have explored in the current life-style and trend changes. It is also an important subject for me in future.