Introducing Mr and Mrs Zan: Andrew Guan and Shan Shan Quan. Our Radical Design Week 2012 ambassadors are a young, trendy couple living in Shanghai, representative of China’s vibrant younger generation. The Mr & Mrs Zan competition, launched on Sina Weibo on May 30, attracted 131 applicants.
Mr Zan: Andrew Guan is an information engineer by training, a former Apple employee who made the radical move to leave behind corporate life to makes his dreams come true. He is now focused on his great passions: skateboarding, snowboarding, writing, design, photography. He is originally from the seaside town of Qingdao (where China’s famous Tsingtao beer comes from) and met Shan Shan in Beijing. The couple now lives in Shanghai. Andrew is fluent in English and strikingly handsome. Andrew’s own website: www.kickerclub.com
Mrs Zan: Shan Shan Quan is a copywriter at global advertising firm W+K with a passion for design. Originally from Guangdong, she has a Master’s degree in Visual Culture from the UK and was editor for the design magazine Surface (China) in Beijing. She says it is her dream to one day study design history and curating – which is one reason she wants to be immersed in Finnish design. A talented writer, Shan Shan also writes freelance for Elle Deco (China), Case de Abitare (China), GQ and other magazines. She loves traveling, has a passion for contemporary design and fashion, and is an outstanding photographer, too. Shan Shan’s own website: www.quanshanshan.com
Stay tuned to hear how they experience Finnish design and trip to Finland!