In addition to the main exhibition halls, curated sections and conceptual installations will enrich the visitor experience. Renowned Chinese designer Chi Wing Lo will create a major installation at the entrance of the main exhibition hall. Lo will also be a speaker at the forum and a jury for special awards. Zhuo Tan, Director of Design Shanghai, comments “Mr. Lo is an iconic figure in the Chinese design community, and we are very honoured to have in-depth cooperation with Mr. Lo this year. He is a key figure in bringing Chinese design language and aesthetics to the world stage and supporting young designers.”


French interior designer Baptiste Bohu will utilize products from various brands to install a classic apartment interior based on the theme of The Silk Road. British brand Designer's Guild will present a never-before-seen textile showcase, featuring a plethora of textile talent. U2 will present an installation produced in collaboration with Kengo Kuma Studio.