5 Years of Design Shanghai

Having fast established itself as one of the most important design events in the world, Design Shanghai will be returning to Shanghai Exhibition Centre from 14-17 March 2018, celebrating its 5th anniversary with exciting new content. With the Chinese New Year fast approaching we thought we’d share our highlights from Asia’s premium showcase event.

Design Shanghai focuses on bringing together exceptional design, quality and inspiration, and introducing the world’s most established brands, exciting up-and-coming designers from China and abroad as well as renowned galleries. Constantly breaking new ground, Design Shanghai has set a precedent in Asia’s ever-growing design community, with the 2017 edition bringing 50,979 high-profile visitors from 70 countries.

Set across five remarkable design halls, Design Shanghai 2018 is set to be the biggest and best yet, with an increase in overall space and with each hall offering a platform to an entirely new realm of design. The fair will see over 400 leading international and home-grown design brands and galleries from over 30 countries, presenting their exciting and innovative ideas through extensive product launches, bespoke installations and exclusive networking events.

A creative hub of talents, the Contemporary Design hall assembles a selection of leading brands and emerging independent designers, while the Classic & Luxury Design hall caters for the high demand for timeless design and authentic craftsmanship that is celebrated around the world. The Kitchen & Bathroom Design and Workplace Design halls present the latest innovations in their sectors, demonstrating the combination of quality materials, equipment and solutions. The Collectible Design hall is a platform to explore limited-edition design and its position at the intersection between the worlds of art and design. 2018 will see a larger area dedicated to this hall as it continues to showcase the highest level of global artistry Luca Nichetto, Studio Italia Design, Fermob, The Rug Company and Jacob Delafon.

2018 will also see the return of world-renowned names such as Zaha Hadid Design, known for their architecturally inspired homeware pieces, Danish brand Carl Hansen & Son famous for its strong belief in outstanding craftsmanship, as well as Lasvit, Swarovski, Lalique, Ligne Roset, Art Design Group/Vismara, Roche Bobois, Taiping Carpet, Gallery All, premium brand Roca, Miele in Kitchen & Bathroom Design Hall, and Royal Ahrend, Shaw Contract in Workplace Design Hall. Meanwhile, Design Shanghai will continue to support local designers with leading Chinese brands such as YANG HOUSE, Domus Tiandi, Maxmarko, W+S, X+Q, Frank Chou and ziinlife exhibiting.

The exhibition will also offer bespoke installations, features and a varied programme of both onsite and offsite events. Czech lighting brand Preciosa will showcase a series of inspiring crystal installations including Crystal Automata and Crystal Forest. Tord Boontje’s Luminous Reflection Chandelier and Lighting Components Collections for the relaunch of Swarovski Crystal Palace will also be on show. Moreover, Rémy Martin will bring the popular La Maison and its irresistible heritage to Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Exclusive water sponsor Perrier will build a bubbly greenhouse, and official watch sponsor RADO and oriental fashion tea brand inWE will all bring specially-curated content to the visitors.

“We’re very excited to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Design Shanghai in 2018. Since launching in 2014, we have introduced over 500 globally renowned brands to China, while also helping many Chinese designers gain recognition in the international community. The enthusiasm and feedback we have received from both designers and visitors shows that the strength of Design Shanghai is evident, and we are very much looking forward to another fantastic show – 2018 is set to be the biggest and best yet!” – Zhuo Tan, Show Director

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