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1 Apr 2017

Design Shanghai 2017 Review

Design Shanghai Update

This year’s edition of Design Shanghai not only followed on seamlessly from its success in 2016, but significantly improved in many areas.

The fastest growing international design event welcomed over 50,000 visitors from 70 countries – an 11% increase on the previous edition – including architects, designers, collectors, buyers, artists, property developers and key international and domestic media to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre between 8-11 March.

The incredibly diverse audience was attracted by a varied array of over 400 exhibitors and partners, from world-renowned brands and international galleries to emerging Chinese talent.

12,000 VIPs – a 35% increase from last year – including collectors and top-tier buyers – visited Design Shanghai and the exclusive ‘Collectible Design Hall’, providing an incredible opportunity for business and cultural exchange at international and local level.

Zaha Hadid Collection at Design Shanghai 2017

The Zaha Hadid Edition celebrates these remarkable collaborations with exquisite pieces that convey Zaha Hadid Design’s virtuosity with fluid geometries and the immaculate craftsmanship of their manufacture.

Design Shanghai_Collectible_Zaha Hadid Edition:
Design Shanghai_Collectible_Zaha Hadid Edition

Curated for Design Shanghai, the Zaha Hadid Edition includes renowned pieces for Lalique, David Gill, Sawaya and Moroni, ROVE, Wiener Silber and Citco.

Design Shanghai 2017 Review

Contemporary Design Hall

Contemporary Design Hall, Seletti

The Contemporary Design Hall featured a remarkable selection of both western and eastern, high-end home products with a wealth of products on show for the very first time.

World-renowned Italian brand Magis launched its latest design in China, the Milà chair designed by Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayón. Milà is elastic and dynamic and inspired by the forms of Catalan modernism.

Danish furniture design brand HAY exhibited two of its latest collections, both designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec; Copenhague Deux, a new range of tables and benches for compact spaces, was presented alongside the Can sofa, which reinvigorates the whole concept of the sofa from something inherently complicated to something simple, relaxed and for everyone.

Thonet, one of the oldest furniture manufacturers in the world, presented a vast range of its well-known chairs and tables, including the new model 1060 by Dutch designer Jorre van Ast, a solid wooden dining table with a graphic formal language characterised by subtle details.

Design Shanghai TAN Growing Immersion Installation:
Design Shanghai TAN Growing Immersion Installation

Leading Italian furnishings firm Driade showcased some of its latest designs at Design Shanghai, such as the Cinemascope and Lou Eat armchairs, as well as the Wow sofa, a luxurious modular system inspired by the Sofa Royalton, a design icon created in 1988 for Hotel Royalton, New York, and produced by Driade.

The quirky Monkey Lamp and Mouse Lamp, by young emerging Italian designer Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, have been brought to the Chinese audience by Seletti. Most of the production by Raimondi Malerba is inspired by the relationship between man and nature. The result is his work is simple and ironic, in keeping with the brand’s philosophy of improvement, innovation and originality.

A new versatile flooring collection has been launched at Design Shanghai 2017 by international design brand Bolon. Bolon By You, created by Marie Eklund, gives architects and designers the opportunity to create tailored products using a new interactive design tool.

The latest collection by luxury Swedish brand DUX was also showcased at Design Shanghai – ‘DUX Inspiration™’ – where the exclusive design and impeccable attention to details demonstrated the latest innovation in bedroom furniture.

Visitors also enjoyed a selection of the latest products by some of the world’s top emerging brands such as Artisan and Nikari, as well as designs by notable names, including Daniel Libeskind, Ron Arad, Tomás Alonso and Zaha Hadid.

Tau Vases for Citco by Zaha Hadid Design at Design Shanghai 2017:
Tau Vases for Citco by Zaha Hadid Design at Design Shanghai 2017

Contemporary Design Hall, Domus Tiandi

Among the most exciting Chinese brands is Domus Tiandi, leader in the retail industry of imported furniture. Domus Tiandi offered visitors the opportunity to experience its extraordinary collection under the theme of ‘ENCOUNTER’ and to present the ‘REN’ concept kitchen series, which comprises carefully selected high-end western home products and amazing traditional eastern products.

Beijing-based Frank Chou Studio showcased its Suit Lounge Chair & Stool, the shape of which is inspired by a top-quality fashion suitcase, alongside its Fan Side Table, which is composed of parallel and well-spaced desktops with metal framing.

Benwu Studio, which won the “Best Design” award for its beechwood Sumo Chair as part of the AD China Design Shanghai Emerging Chinese Designer Award at the 2016 edition, presented 4×4 Vessels at this year’s show, a collection of four ceramic vessels combined with four kinds of functional silicone lids, allowing the product to be adapted for 16 different functions.

The Contemporary Design Hall also welcomed leading Chinese brands such as X+Q Art, FNJI, ziinlife, Beyond Object, MZGF and Suyab, which presented its latest collections, including the Delicate and Modest series.

Contemporary Design Hall, Moroso

Classic & Luxury Design Hall The Classic Design Hall featured an outstanding selection of products by leading names, both international and local. Cole & Son (presented by Wallvision), George Smith, which showcased its outdoor collections, as well as Domus Aurea all returned to Design Shanghai this year.

Domus Aurea, one of the top retailers of imported furniture, presented more than 10 leading furniture brands including PORADA, SWAROVSKI, Visionnaire, ZANABONI, Potocco and AGOSTINI.

Classic & Luxury Design Hall, Porada

Alongside returning designers and brands, new leading brands joined as exhibitors for the first time. The selection included made in Italy brand Malerba, one of the world’s leading producers of luxury excellence contemporary furniture; Sunbrella, a world leader in highperformance fabrics from South Carolina, US; and Italian luxury brand Vismara, which has been synonymous with sophistication and style for nearly a century. Vismara presented its latest VIP Entertainment Collection, including the new Mahiong Table and the Chess Table, launched as flagship products.

Another new addition is Chinese brand Decca, which has been creating crafted luxury home furnishings for over 40 years.

Mesh installation – Public Bench:
Design Shanghai 2017 Mesh installation Public Bench

Collectible Design Hall

Showcasing the best of the limited edition and one-off design pieces, the Collectible Hall was stronger than ever in 2017 with a new, dedicated hall for VIP guests.

Visitors enjoyed a curated selection of refined antique furniture pieces by Frank Partridge, one of England’s leading antique firms, which has dealt in the very finest English and French furniture and Chinese porcelain since 1900.

World-renowned international names including Galerie Dumonteil and Zaha Hadid Design presented their latest designs alongside local galleries Refined Antique and PUSU.

Collectible Design Hall, Louis Vuitton

Design Shanghai Collectible by Louis Vuitton:
Design Shanghai Collectible by Louis Vuitton

Bernardaud, which has been synonymous with Limoges porcelain for over 150 years and is now a major player on the French and international luxury and decorative arts scene, showcased its extraordinary artworks and luxury pieces alongside Louis Vuitton with its Objets Nomades collection, including 10 items sold in limited editions or experimental prototypes and conceived in collaboration with some of the most creative designers of our times: the Campana Brothers, Patricia Urquiola, and Marcel Wanders, among others.

Kitchen & Bathroom Design Hall

The Kitchen & Bathroom Design Hall was one of the 2017 edition’s exciting new additions. The in-demand new section presented innovative design solutions and focused on innovation across materials, equipment and effective space optimisation.

Germany had a strong presence in the kitchen section with Maier Küchen, Liebherr, Leicht and Rational exhibiting their products. Visitors could also experience the Made in Italy flair with luxury kitchens by Rossana. Local brands included KIC, ROBAM, Neuni Group and Elica.

Alongside innovative kitchens, visitors also had the opportunity to see a unique selection of bathroom designs with international brands such as Imperial Bathroom and antoniolupi, presenting their latest products to the local market.

Kitchen & Bathroom Design Hall, antoniolupi

The Kitchen & Bathroom Design Hall also welcomed DuPont Corian, the leading global brand in surfacing materials for interior design and architecture, Dyson, the world-renowned British technology company, and Fisher & Paykel, the global premium appliance brand.

Workplace Design Hall

The world’s leading office brands showcased their products in the dedicated Workplace Design Hall, where visitors had the opportunity to discover the latest innovations in office design and new trends that are shaping the way we work.

Swedish brand Kinnarps presented a series of new products, including the innovative Lean In, a wall furniture system designed by Kaja Solgaard for a dynamic use of the interior space.

Plycollection, which combines unique technology of moulding plywood with modern design, presented its chair collection for public and private interiors, alongside Slovenian contemporary brand Tokio. MATSU Group returned to Design Shanghai, launching a new series of high-quality and exquisitely-designed office space solutions for the first time at the show, including the ‘Copenhagen’ series, ‘Motu’ Table and ‘Extremis’ outdoor furniture.

Clouds by Kvadrat

Design Shanghai 2017 Clouds by Kvadrat, Denmark:
Design Shanghai 2017 Clouds by Kvadrat installation

Exhibitors also included German office furniture brand Planmöbel, UK leading furniture manufacturer Triumph and Dutch brand Royal Ahrend, international leader in office furniture committed to delivering highly collaborative and sustainable working environments to corporate end users around the world.

13 + 10 + 9 Mar 2017

Design Shanghai Event

Design Shanghai News

Design Shanghai 2017, Asia’s leading international design event, opened its doors yesterday Wednesday 8th March 2017, and is expecting more than 50,000 visitors over the four days.

“Design archaeology of a suitcase” is designed by the leading Chinese designer Jamy Yang, who will present more than 10 suitcases from all over the world, each having a different shape and coming from a different period of time. The installation will offer visitors the opportunity to explore the lifestyles of different areas and eras as well as the aesthetic and history of humanity (two photos below):

The Design Archaeology of a Suitcase

The Design Archaeology of a Suitcase DESIGN SHANGHAI

Having successfully matured and earned its place alongside the most established design events in the world, Design Shanghai offers a unique, worldwide overview of the design scene, with more than 400 international and Chinese brands, galleries and designers participating.

Roche Bobois stand:

Roche Bobois stand at Design Shanghai 2017

Potocco stand:

Potocco stand at Design Shanghai

8 + 5 Mar 2017

Design Shanghai 2017 News

Design Shanghai 2017

Asia’s leading international design event starts today, 8th of March.

Shanghai Wuzhou International Plaza:
Shanghai architectural design proposal
image Courtesy of Synthesis Design + Architecture Inc. & Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research

Design Shanghai 2017, Asia’s leading international design event, which will return to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from 8th to 11th March, has teamed up with famous landmark Shanghai Xintiandi to bring the best of international and local design across the city.

8 – 11 March 2017

Shanghai context – Italian Pavilion building:
Shanghai architecture design Italian Pavilion


Shanghai Xintiandi
Asia’s leading international design event Design Shanghai, which will return to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from 8th to 11th March, has teamed up with famous landmark Shanghai Xintiandi to bring the best of international and local design across the city.

Biofore Tea House:
Design Shanghai 2017 Biofore Tea House

Following the success of last year’s collaboration, Design Shanghai and Shanghai Xintiandi will celebrate their partnership for the next three years with the launch of Design Shanghai @ Xintiandi Design Festival, an event taking place from 6th to 19th March 2017 in Xintiandi and open to the public for free.

TAN Growing immersion installation:
Design Shanghai 2017 TAN Growing immersion installation design

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.”

Moon birdy installation:
Design Shanghai 2017 Moon birdy installation

Design Shanghai and Shanghai Xintiandi, in collaboration with renowned brand of art content operation SHANGHE MEICHUANG, has invited Song Tao, Hou Zhengguang and Du Xinyue as main curators, as well as Hu Zeming, Tian Mengran and Deng Min as joint curators. The Festival, whose theme is “In Future”, will populate the North and South block of Shanghai Xintiandi, the Xintiandi Style Shopping Centre, The House and the Lakeville Gallery for 14 days, showcasing a selection of 18 interactive installations and spaces by international and Chinese designers and artists, and offering both the local community and visitors the opportunity to experience and rethink design, art, creativity and culture in a new light.

World-renowned brands including Duxiana, hülsta, Perrier-Jouët, UPM have confirmed their presence alongside leading international artists such as Lee Lee Nam, Arnd Christian Müller, Rob Pepper and Jayson Atienza, and Chinese design brands, designers and artists such as Song Tao, Zhengguang Hou, Xinyue Du, Jamy Yang, Hung-Chun Wang, Zhoujie Zhang, ZIZAOSHE, Moreless, since 2020, Fnji and A&Alison.

Design Shanghai 2017 Biofore Tea House:
Design Shanghai 2017 Biofore Tea House

Mr. Song Tao, Curator of the festival, said:

“Renowned international and Chinese designers and artists will gather in Shanghai Xintiandi to breathe life into the Festival with the aim to build a “Design City”. The Festival’s theme is “In Future”, putting emphasis on providing an interactive experience and giving visitors a sense of how design can break new ground. Many design events are mainly commercial – we want ours to stand out by combining art, design and brand culture in different forms and comprehensively showing the creativity of the designers.”

The Signal of light painting:
Design Shanghai 2017 The Signal of light Hopper

Dragon Tree by Media 10

One of the highlights of the Festival will be the “Dragon Tree”, which will use 3D Projection Mapping to present the famous Design Shanghai lead creative on the trees. Each individual image is carefully rendered to create a 3D effect by using two 12,000-lumen high resolution laser projectors, which will be accurately installed in the Xintiandi area.

“Design archaeology of a suitcase” is designed by the leading Chinese designer Jamy Yang, who will present more than 10 suitcases from all over the world, each having a different shape and coming from a different period of time. The installation will offer visitors the opportunity to explore the lifestyles of different areas and eras as well as the aesthetic and history of humanity.

Designer Pascal Bosetti from Munich will showcase his work “Moon birdy”, a unique outdoor accessory that is weatherproof and can work as a light source decoration, a casual seat or a comfortable footstool. Bosetti brings his creative work to Shanghai with a special edition of his popular “Birdy” pouffe designed for hülsta, winner of the German Design Award 2015, which can be found at the North Block Xintiandi. This accessory, shaped like a bird, is mobile and its light-hearted look makes it a great attraction for visitors to come and see.

TAN “Growing” immersion installation by Xinyue Du

The talented multi-field artist Xinyue Du will bring her conceptual art installation TAN “Growing” to the South Block Xintiandi – a selection of hand-woven art carpets and mirrors which will guide visitors through a fully-immersive experience to understand handcraft, nature and colour.

TAN Growing immersion installation:
Design Shanghai 2017 TAN Growing immersion installation

Duxiana’s most luxurious bed, the “Dux Xclusive” will be customised by Jayson Atienza in his signature style throughout the exhibition, bringing new dimensions to an already stunning leather piece, employing the kind of bold colours and meticulous details for which he is well-known. This collaboration marks the first live painting installation between DUXIANA and Atienza at Design Shanghai, and can be found at the main gate of the Xintiandi Style Shopping Centre.

Perrier-Jouët will present “L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët”, an unexpected journey of discovery named after its famous Epernay Cellar. The garden will feature a specially designed Champagne bar, personalised tasting experiences with the Cellar Master Hervé Deschamps and a series of curated events throughout the Festival.

New Eastern Making by ZIZAOSHE

“New Eastern Making” by ZIZAOSHE is a conceptual exhibition about new eastern architecture and design, in which seven contemporary artists and designers will interpret recycling and deconstruction in the creative process. The works showcased at the Lakeville Gallery represent the integration of traditional manufacturing into contemporary design and material technologies.

Alongside Design Shanghai @ Xintiandi Design Festival and as part of the Design Shanghai in the City initiative, coaches will take visitors on design tours starting at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre and ending at 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, including Domus Aurea, HAY, House of Tai Ping, Minotti, Leicht, Matsu, Roca, Senab, archcollege and W+S. The Lakeville Gallery and the North and South Xintiandi Blocks will all be participating in the Festival.

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, turning the event into a Shanghai-wide celebration of design and creativity.

Biofore Tea House

Design Shanghai 2017 Biofore Tea House

“Biofore” is a new industry concept created by UPM. UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. We are driven by commitment to finding solutions that are sustainable and address the many global challenges the world is facing.

Design Shanghai 2017 Biofore Tea House

Welcome A rich cultural heritage meets visionary thinking in the Biofore T.House. The traditional Chinese tea house, dating back thousands of years, was the perfect starting point for the journey. More than a beautifully designed space, Biofore T.House has real character and spirit from natural wood materials. The wood fibers growing in the forest are the perfect ingredient for innovative biomaterials which can be used to replace non-renewable materials in countless enduses.

Design Shanghai 2017 Biofore Tea House

The Biofore T.House celebrates the immense design opportunities offered by wood and biomaterials. Moreover, it salutes the international teamwork to create something new drawing from the long traditions of the Chinese tea culture.

Welcome to the Biofore T.House!

Design Shanghai 2017 Biofore Tea House


Installation name: Moon birdy
Designer: Pascal Bosetti, hülsta-werke Hüls GmbH & Co. KG

Brilliant outdoor accessory now! Moon birdy is a special edition of the popular huelsta birdy designed by Pascal Bosetti, a 34-year-old designer from Munich, stands for furniture with character, that are both functional and emotional. Exactly this concept has brought him renowned awards, among them the “German Design Award 2015” from the German Design Council. It works as a casual extra seat or as a comfortable footstool. Its mobile and light- hearted look makes it an alternative to pouffes, which – weighed against their benefits – often use a lot of space.

Design Shanghai 2017 Moon birdy

now! Moon birdy is also able to use as a brilliant outdoor accessory. Whether as a light source on the lawn, a patio decoration or a seat for a BBQ: the multi-functional now! By huelsta moon birdy adds a holiday atmosphere to the garden or balcony. Made from sturdy polyethylene, it is durable, weatherproof and sufficiently stable to serve as a seat. Now! moon birdy is an eye catcher for outdoor areas and totally water proof. It can be easily used with lights using RGB colours, it adds beautiful highlights both outside and indoors.

Design Shanghai 2017 Moon birdy

Installations at Design Shanghai @ Xintiandi Design Festival:

• Moon Birdy by Pascal Bosetti, hülsta
• Mesh installation – Public Bench by Zhoujie Zhang
• Malleus by Arnd Christian Müller
• The Signal of light by Lee Lee Nam
• L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët
• The design archaeology of a suitcase by Jamy Yang
• TAN “Growing” immersion installation by Xinyue Du
• Shanghainese Born Matters by since 2020
• Natural Instrument by A&Alison
• Shine Shanghai 8 by David Ding, Lao Hou, Carl Liu, Zhang Zhoujie, Xu Gongwei, Shi Jun, Yang Weijie, Yang Wenqing, Yang Jidong, C.R.LIN, Zhuoran Wang, Wang Yang, Hu Wenkit, Mo Jiao, Alain Chan, Bill Yen
• DUXIANA + Jayson Atienza Live Art Installation
• Biofore Tea House by UPM, D&I
• Mahjong by Fnji
• Bushi Art Museum
• Dragon Tree by Media 10
• New Eastern Making by ZIZAOSHE
• Obsession Extracting Practice by Hung-Chun Wang
• THE HUB Station by Rob Pepper

Biofore Tea House design:
Design Shanghai 2017 Biofore Tea House

Design Shanghai
8 – 11 March 2017
Shanghai Exhibition Centre
Jingan District, Shanghai, China

Design Shanghai @ Xintiandi Design Festival
6 – 19 March 2017
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Design Shanghai 2017 The Signal of light

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Design Shanghai

Design Shanghai

Design Shanghai is Asia’s leading international design event, breaking new ground and setting a precedent in Asia’s ever-growing design community. Showcasing the best design brands and galleries from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network, exchange and establish long-term business relations with Asia’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers, collectors and private buyers.

Design Shanghai aims to explore how eastern and western design philosophies can work together synergistically across the five halls: Contemporary, Classic & Luxury, Collectibles, Kitchen & Bathroom and Workplace. The event also features bespoke installations, an inspirational design forum and exciting networking events.

Design Shanghai has fast earned its position alongside the most established design events in the world, and become one of the must-see events in the international design calendar.
The 8th to the 11th of March 2017 will see the return of Asia’s premier design event at Shanghai Exhibition Centre, featuring even more of the finest international design companies and galleries than ever before.

Media 10 | Media 10 China
Media 10 Limited is the most decorated media and events company in the UK. Media 10 Ltd has fast become one of the leading players in the media and events industry as a result of running some of the most iconic and successful events in the country, including the world’s oldest consumer exhibition: The Ideal Home Show. Other events in Media 10’s portfolio include 100% Design, Design Shanghai, Luxury Made, 100% Optical, UK Construction Week, Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Live, Clerkenwell Design Week, The London Design Trail, Cake and Bake Show, Grand Designs Awards, Icon Awards, Destination Star Trek and The Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace.


Shanghai Xintiandi
Shanghai Xintiandi is a fashionable Shanghai landmark. Here you can discover the city’s premier gathering place to relax and take in historical surroundings, while enjoying local culture. Here you can enjoy a journey through the heart of Shanghai’s best-preserved Shikumen – the city’s distinctive traditional residential architecture. Nowhere in Shanghai offers a great concentration of culture, lifestyle, dining and fashion. This collection of images gives an idea of all that’s available in Xintiandi, and it is comprised of Xintiandi South&North block and the Xintiandi Style. Xintiandi South&North block bring together the traditional architecture of the Shikumen and modern dining, recreation and culture. Xintiandi Style, with its innovative and cutting-edge designs from home and abroad, is a cradle for domestic designers and a bridge between domestic and foreign designers, developing Shanghai Xintiandi into a highlight of Shanghai. In addition, Shanghai Xintiandi have launched The House and HUBINDAO projects at the end of 2015, instilling energy into the Huaihai Road business district.

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