Design Shanghai (8th-11th June 2023) has revealed its impressive line-up of global brands and designers heading to Shanghai in June to celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the world’s most illustrious design events.
Welcoming over 70,000 expected visitors over the four days, Design Shanghai will showcase more than 600 local and international brands from 40 countries and regions. Design Shanghai celebrates a wealth of creative accomplishments and is set to share new ideas from both the world’s rising stars and industry tastemakers. The event is constantly breaking new ground, this year expanding by 50%, and has set a precedent in China’s ever-growing design community, hosting the world’s leading designers and architects over the past decade such as Zaha Hadid, Tom Dixon, Kelly Hoppen, Jaime Hayon, Marcel Wanders, Patricia Urquiola and André Fu.
“This year marks the tenth anniversary of Design Shanghai and we appreciate the contribution, support and engagement the event has and continues to receive. During the past decade we have provided a platform to share design ideas across China and the global stage and it has been an honour to witness the vigorous development of the design community in China. This year’s edition of Design Shanghai hopes to enhance the audience’s perspective through exploring the ‘re-creation’ of design. For this momentous 10th anniversary we will be comprehensively upgrading the scale and content at the event, with exemplary design showcased from across the world – we cannot wait to welcome visitors, design and brands to this grand event.” Zhuo Tan, Managing Director of Clarion Events Shanghai Limited
This year’s edition of Design Shanghai has the strongest line-up of international brands ever seen in China, showcasing a wealth of sophisticated design drawn from established international favourites, including Ligne Roset, Carl Hansen & Søn, Scavolini, Humanscale, Cappellini, AXOR, Davide Groppi, Louis Poulsen, Paola Lenti, Flos, Mattiazzi, Zanotta, Interiors from Spain, Taiga Concept, OKAMURA, Porcelanosa, Bontempi Casa, Christofle, LALIQUE, &Tradition, Verpan, NUDE and Chinese designers Zinilife, CHENDARUI, 2-LA Design, Jianze, U+, ZSPACEPLUS, Frank Chou Design Studio and Kun Design, to name a few.
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To celebrate 10 years, Design Shanghai has expanded by 50% this year, alongside Hall 1 (Furniture & Lighting) and 2 (Kitchen & Bathroom Design and New Materials & Applications) the event will debut Hall 3: Living & Lifestyle Design Hall, a brand new offering for the homewares, interiors and accessories industry in China and from international suppliers.
Design Shanghai’s Kohler Exquisite x Design Shanghai Design Forum programme has carved a reputation as the leading global platform for design thought leadership and one of the best attended and comprehensive seminar programmes in Asia. Visitors have attended presentations from world-renowned designers, such as Patricia Urquiola, Paola Navone, Tom Dixon, Chi Wing Lo and Philippe Starck. The Kohler Exquisite x Design Shanghai Forum theme for this year is ‘Beyond Sustainability lies Re-Creative Design – Design for Wellbeing’.
Expect talks from Ross Lovegrove, Adam Brinkworth, Frank Chou, Aldo Cibic, Michael Young, Ben Wu, Chi Wing Lo, Chris Lefteri, Stefano Piontini and Satoshi Ohashi, Director at Zaha Hadid Architects.
Design Shanghai’s Feature area is designed to celebrate the best up-coming designers and craftsmanship in China. Over 100 Chinese independent design studios will take the stage to celebrate the rising design community from China. This year will be the strongest lineup for TALENTS, with 20 groups this year, the feature is curated by designer Frank Chou to provide a platform for young and emerging designers in China, Rong, which will feature 28 designers experimenting with the deconstruction of weaving in Chinese traditional handicrafts, alongside the launch of a brand new feature Design Street, curated design platform by Design Burger. Other Feature highlights not to miss include ‘Disappearing Borders‘ by Jamy Yang, an immersive exhibition space by Neooold inspired by Jianghu in collaboration with architect Chen Hao Ru, New Product Launch, in which over 100 brands will debut new products, and the Design Shanghai Picks awards, recognising the exemplary brands and designers showcasing at this event.
Audi will again join Design Shanghai as the exclusive headline partner for the fourth consecutive year. In celebration of Design Shanghai’s 10th anniversary, Audi will present the China premiere of the newly launched Audi activesphere concept, the culmination of its innovative sphere concept vehicles showcasing its ever-evolving progressive design philosophy and vision of future premium sustainable mobility driven by meaningful technology.
In 10 years, Design Shanghai has become one of the biggest design shows in the world – attracting over 2500 world-renowned design brands from over 40 countries. The highly anticipated event will once again attract leading international and Chinese manufacturers, design-led brands, global industry leaders, architects, collectors, interior designers and design enthusiasts, alongside dynamic cultural programming unique to the city. It is comfortably the most significant international design show in Asia. Showcasing the best design brands and galleries from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network, exchange and explore.
Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center
Pudong, Shanghai, China
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