Dadawa Appointed “World Crafts Ambassador” at the 50th Anniversary of the World Crafts Council
Mr. Wang Shan, Chinese representative of the “World Crafts Council” and president of the China Arts and Crafts Association, said that Ms. Dadawa had been devoted to the protection, inheritance and development of crafts in recent years and had promoted the development of other industrial links such as art, design, fashion and marketing which had released enormous energy; and her artistic attainments made in the last 20 years of her career and her outlook and cultural deposits gained in her travel in over 40 countries had made her an inheritor of crafts, a practitioner and promoter of contemporary design and a remarkable world cultural leader. He’s proud of her being appointed “World Crafts Ambassador”.
It’s learned that the 2014 WCC Golden Jubilee Celebration Summit, held also at the 50th anniversary of the WCC, is the grandest and largest meeting of the WCC ever, gathering important UNESCO officials and nearly one thousand crafts representatives from all over the world. Founded in June 12, 1964 in New York, the United States, the WCC is a non-profit non-governmental organization. Through the development of half a century, it currently has 110 member states and has become an organization of the UNESCO. The purpose of electing Dadawa as “World Crafts Ambassador” is to better enhance the friendship among craftsmen worldwide and promote the development of contemporary crafts and design.
Dadawa has been devoted to the promotion and development of contemporary crafts in recent years. “KANJIAN”, a contemporary crafts design platform initiated by Dadawa, has gathered prominent designers, crafts masters, workshops and production and marketing forces in only two years since its founding, aiming to bring traditional Chinese crafts and materials into contemporary life. Its latest product series “KANJIAN Life” will offer exquisite design works suitable for everyday use and mass consumption.
Dadawa says, “50 years ago, Mrs. Aileen Osborn Webb. founded the WCC and proposed ‘creating the future by hand’. In the last 50 years, the WCC has made constant efforts to achieve the goal. In the future, we will make joint efforts to protect crafts and raise the status of crafts as an important part of world culture and economy and make them part of contemporary life. I hope that through “KANJIAN” we can provide more references and possibilities for contemporary crafts design. The utility and industrialization of crafts is a long-term, arduous task. The exploration is as important as inheritance.”
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