Over 350 exhibitors and 46,000 visitors from 70 countries and regions are expected in 2017
Attracting over 46,000 visitors from 70 countries and regions, Design Shanghai offers the perfect platform for world-renowned designers and architects from across Asia and the West, highly influential property developers, as well as hotel groups, buyers, retailers, specifiers, key decision makers and journalists.
Next year’s edition will attract more than 350 exhibitors, including top international and Chinese design brands and galleries, unveiling new designs and launching never-before-seen products.
Design Shanghai confirms the ever-growing interest in the Chinese market from leading brands. At the same time, Design Shanghai reinforces its position as a supporter of the flourishing Chinese design industry, building an unparalleled platform to connect international and local design.
A major new initiative for the 2017 edition is the opening of Design Shanghai to the city.
Turning the event into a Shanghai-wide celebration of design and creativity, Design Shanghai will take over the city thanks to several offsite events organised in collaboration with its partners, offering both the local community and international visitors the opportunity to experience the city in a new light.
With the Shanghai Exhibition Centre at its heart, Design Shanghai will make the entire city buzz with design tours, business meetings and exclusive networking parties.
Design Shanghai will launch the Design Shanghai @ Xintiandi Design Festival, an event taking place from 6th to 19th March 2017 in Xintiandi.
Curated by Design Shanghai in collaboration with curators Song Tao, Hou Zhengguang and Cher Du, the Festival will populate the streets of the district for 14 days, showcasing a selection of interactive installations by international and Chinese designers and artists.
Mr. Andy Zhang, General Manager of Taipingqiao Project, China Xintiandi said:
“Throughout the years Shanghai Xintiandi has given unrelenting support to design, cultural and art endeavours, creating an off-line shopping atmosphere that is highly interactive, participatory and creative for the public through countless design and art exhibitions.
We hope that the three-year strategic partnership with Design Shanghai will provide diverse inspirations to citizens and design enthusiasts and contribute to promoting the development of original design in China.”
At the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Design Shanghai 2017 will be characterised by greater exhibition space and two new exciting additions: the Kitchen & Bathroom Design Hall and the Workplace Design Hall. These will be presented alongside the Contemporary Design, Classic & Luxury Design and Collectible Design halls.
World-renowned design brands – Moroso, Magis, Driade, Visionnaire, Porada, Art Design Group, CIAC, Thonet, Antonio Lupi, Seletti, Swarovski, Alessi, Dyson, DuPont Corian, and others – have confirmed their presence.
Alongside leading Chinese design brands such as Tai Ping Carpets, Beyond Object, W+S, YANG House, Frank Chou Design Studio, ziinlife, WUU, ROOY, Benwu Edition, EY-Products, ALiTLE and Haostyle, which will show their wares across the five Design halls.
The Design Shanghai AD China Design Forum Programme will offer a comprehensive seminar programme with the most influential architects and designers; the theme chosen for the 2017 conference programme is ‘Global design, global craft, global manufacturing’.
Speakers include Ole Bouman, Director at Design Society and Founding Director at Shekou Design Museum and Deputy Dean of the Design and Art College in China Academy of Art Haiyan Wu, alongside, world-renowned designers such as Karim Rashid, DB Kim, André Fu, Benjamin Hubert, Luca Nichetto, Bethan Laura Wood and many more.
Mike Dynan, Managing Director of Media 10 China and Event Director for Design Shanghai, said:
“Our commitment to provide a platform to connect international and local design is stronger than ever and we are determined to continue our support for the local creative sector and its ambition for innovation and quality.
8 – 11 March 2017
Shanghai Exhibition Centre
Jingan District, Shanghai, China