The Return Of Design Shanghai

BY Tanika D'souza / Dec 13 2016 / 20:14 PM

The leading international design event is set to take place at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre early next year

The Return Of Design Shanghai
Design Shanghai. Photo courtesy of Wang Wei 2016

Running from March 8 to 112017, Design Shanghai aims to attract over 46,000 visitors from 70 countries and regions by providing the platform for internationally acclaimed designers and architects from across Asia and the West. Reinforced by the success of a record-breaking 2016 edition, the event has successfully matured and, in a few short years, earned its place alongside the most established design events in the world.

With ambitions and expectations soaring higher than ever, through the involvement of foreign companies and the media, Design Shanghai will also include the likes of highly influential property developers, hotel groups, buyers, retailers and other key decision makers in the design sphere. The 2017 edition is set to attract more than 350 exhibitors, including but not limited to top international Chinese design brands and galleries and never-before-seen products.

Following last year’s majorly successful collaboration, Design Shanghai and Shanghai Xintiandi - the famous Shanghai landmark - will celebrate their partnership for the next three years. Expanding out across the city, Design Shanghai will launch the Design Shanghai at 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.

Also as part of the Design Shanghai in the City, coaches will take visitors on design tours starting at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre and ending at Shanghai Xintiandi every day from 1pm to 9pm from 8th to 11th March 2017. The tours will offer a variety of stops at interesting design showrooms, museums and architectural landmarks.

Bringing the best of international design to China, whilst also reconfirming the ever-growing interest in the Chinese market from the rest of the world, Design Shanghai 2017 will reinforce its position as a prime supporter of the flourishing Chinese design industry whilst turning the event into a wide celebration of innovation and creativity.

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