Design Shanghai (Asia’s largest design event) returns this March 6-9 to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre with 20 per cent more exhibition space
Design Shanghai returns again this year for the sixth edition of the fair. Focused on bringing together design, quality and inspiration, Design Shanghai is Asia's biggest design event, welcoming some 70,000 visitors from across the world as well as some of the most recognised and established global design brands and emerging design talent from China and beyond.
What’s new this year?
Design Shanghai will be introducing a sixth design hall New Materials and Applications which showcase some of the most innovative and experimental works at the fair. This new hall joins Contemporary, Classic & Luxury, Collectible, Kitchen & Bathroom, and Workplace design halls to make six in total. Together, these halls showcase over 400 design brands. 2019 will also see Design Shanghai expand its footprint at the exhibition centre by 20 percent – offering more space for brands and exhibitions."Design Shanghai continues to grow in 2019 taking over more space in the Shanghai Exhibition Centre and the addition of a new design hall that celebrates the cutting edge advances in product materials and applications across design,” said Zhuo Tan, Design Shanghai Show Director. “We're also pleased to introduce a new matchmaking system at Design Shanghai 2019 and the first The Kelly Hoppen International Design Awards that will recognise the very best in interior design across China.”
Once again, the fair will showcase some of the world's best-known design brands. The 2019 edition will include Roche Bobois, Knoll, SieMatic, Zaha Hadid Design and Saint Louis who will present their latest collections as well as unique pieces for the Asian market.
Design Shanghai will also present the very best in Chinese design from emerging and established brands and designers, including Banlan, HC28, HIGHLINE, PUSU, ziinlife, Weimo and many more. Design Shanghai offers a bridge for Chinese and Western designers to meet and engage in new creative projects and collaborations. Forums and talks
This year's Design Shanghai Forum (in association with Kohler) will investigate the relationship between craft and technology. Regarded as the pre-eminent platform for debate about design, the Design Shanghai Forum will tackle the big questions facing design and the concepts and ideas these questions are shaping.
This year's theme: Technology, Craft and Creativity – Friends or Enemies, explores how automated processes will affect the design industry, the relationship between AI and creativity and how technology will impact on society across the world. Speakers in March will include over 40 local and international speakers including designers such as Frank Chou, Zhang Zhoujie and Jamy Yang.
For the third year, Design Shanghai will extend its reach beyond the exhibition centre with the Xintiandi Design Festival. This year's theme Back to the Social Origin: Building Connections in the Real World explores the relationship between social interaction and Design from the most basic human needs through to the use of information and data in our increasingly globalised community. Four curators – Hou Zhengguang, Sun Xinxi, Du Xinyue and Simone Chen – will interpret the theme with bespoke installations and talks during the festival.
Shanghai Exhibition Centre
No. 1000 Yan’an Mid Road
Jing’an District, Shanghai 200040
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