Public Lecture on "Product Design – Exploring the Territory Between Industry and Craft" by Julie Progin & Jesse Mc Lin

Julie Progin & Jesse Mc Lin, MFA Ceramic Sculpture at Alfred State School
of Ceramics in New York, USA. BFA in product design,
Parsons, New York/BFA in textile design at ESAA
Duperré in Paris, France. Co-founders and co-creative
directors at Latitude 22N.

Synopsis of the lecture
Latitude 22N has been working for the past five years between cosmopolitan Hong Kong and
China’s capital of porcelain craft, Jingdezhen. Through their experiences and stories Latitude 22N
will explore the designer’s contemporary struggle to find balance between history, traditional skills
and local craft versus global culture, mass production and technology.

About Latitude 22N
Latitude 22N is a Hong Kong based design studio co-founded by Jesse Mc Lin and Julie Progin.
Since it’s inception in 2008, the studio has developed their own collections of contemporary
porcelain tableware, accessories, lighting and furniture for their label Latitude 22N as well as more
experimental, limited edition designs exploring the fine lines between art and design and the
territory of industrial and craft processes for their label Julie&Jesse. Their work has received HK
design for Asia Award, is being represented by international design galleries and retailers around
the world and will be exhibited this year in Korea, Milan and Paris.

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