Photography: Shuting Fang
"The "Ding" in my first name means "the largest bronze vessel in the ceremony of ancient China". "Qi" means "something special, funny and creative". So basically, my name implies, that I am an amusing vessel. It may be a coincidence, but I love to design interesting and playful porcelain products to represent my optimistic character. With the enthusiasm of design and the opportunity to work creatively and experimentally, I dedicate myself to the design with a friendly and playful use experience with porcelain."
Dingqi Chen, born in 1992, studied Product Design and Design of Ceramics, Porcelain and Glass between 2015 to 2018 at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle. After the internship at Kahla/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH in 2017, he exchanged in the Studio of Ceramics and Porcelain in UMPRUM, Prague. After graduation 2018 in Halle, he works now in the german porcelain company, Rosenthal GmbH.