Design Shanghai 2017 Press conference and show overview.
Date: 2017 01 03
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17th November 2016, Design Shanghai successfully held the press conference and party in Xintiandi, Shanghai. About 80 medias and more than 600 interior designers, architects, property developers, hotel groups, retailers and private buyers gathered together.


Mike Dynan, Managing Director of Media 10 China and Event Director for Design Shanghai announced the exciting content of Design Shanghai 2017 at the press conferene, he mentioned, ‘Following the overwhelming success of last year’s edition, we are very proud to be bringing more and more leading international design brands to China and to reveal exciting new additions for Design Shanghai 2017.’

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 brings to China the best of international design, confirming 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.


Next year’s show will also see the Collectible Design Hall located in a separate dedicated area, a unique space that will enhance the visitor experience and showcase only the highest level of global artistry and design presenting extraordinary one-off masterpieces. Exhibitors include Zaha Hadid, EgliDesign, Galerie Dumonteil, influential art dealer Frank Partridge.

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’. The sessions will explore what lies in the globalised future of design, craft and manufacturing, with the most influential creative minds from China and elsewhere internationally to explore the rapidly changing design industry.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.

The exhibition will also offer bespoke installations, features and a varied programme of both onsite and offsite events.

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