Neng Mao


Happiness, born in the 80’s, based in Shanghai, graduate of Sichuan Fine Art Institute.

 


Call me Neng Mao,Please!

 

“Neng Mao”(能猫) was one tiny misspelling of Panda (熊猫) in Chinese, which I made in elementary school. It always reminds me how silly but sweet childhood is. Now I make this little creature to life, hope to recall the “Growing Happiness” among us all.

 

China in the 80’s was a short, delicate and special era for us all, especially for the kids who were born during that period. nengmao is trying to follow the paths of the sweet memories of the past that we all shared: they might recall us of the old bicycles, the disco leggings, and the track suits that we’ve been wearing in school. 

 

I have always been interested in chinese culture between the 80-90’s, thus a lof of the design i made for nengmao has a trace of that time.
Since 2007, the successful launching of the first nengmao store in shanghai, we are now also opened in Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Taiyuan as well.

 

能猫


喜喜,  80后,现居上海,毕业于四川美术学院。热爱复古,癖好收集老玩具老物件。于08年创办独立品牌能猫商店。

 


请叫我能猫 

 

小学那阵儿,稀里糊涂地在一次作文里将“熊猫”误写成“能猫”。与其他冒着傻气的儿时记忆一样,从来不需要想起,永远也不会忘记。只是这回,故意放出“能猫”作怪,去唤起我们蜜糖一般甜的童年滋味。

 

80年代是当代中国历史上一个短暂、脆弱却颇具特质、令人心动的年代,刚刚从文革中释放出来的国人享受着文化、艺术上重获自由的巨大喜悦。国货风潮的涌现使得梅花牌运动服、海鸥相机、永久自行车、健美裤、百雀灵、郁美净、健力宝、回力、飞跃…纷纷名列这个时代的关键词。这些商品均具有鲜明的特征,无论是设计本身还是包装,都讲究大方得体、实用美观。
这是一个浪漫而富有激情的时代的审美哲学,单纯而美好,简朴、务实。每个存在的表体都可以非常直观的被理解,更撇去了物质层面制造的错乱,一切是那样的真诚与美好 ——八零年代再也无法复制!

 

2007年10月,能猫商店诞生。能猫商店的名字灵感来源于喜喜小学作文的一次错别字。在喜喜看来,这是一个可爱的错误。
能猫商店一直关注于中国80年代–90年代这段时间的文化。旗下所属产品均保留了许多这个时代的印记。

 

2007年12月,第一家以怀旧为主题的能猫商店在上海开业,颇受好评。各文化、时尚、潮流杂志对能猫商店专题报道。同时期,能猫商店服饰类产品在北京,成都,和重庆的潮流店发售,深受大家喜爱。

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