Design Shanghai 2023 press conference highlights
On the 30th of March 2023, Design Shanghai, Asia's leading international design event, successfully launched the press conference at The Middle House, revealing the highlights of the Design Shanghai 2023 exhibition in celebration of this 10-year milestone.
Over the past decade, Design Shanghai has continued to showcase pioneering works from domestic and international design brands to global audiences. This year, Design Shanghai will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center from 8-11 June.
The event is constantly breaking new ground, this year expanding by 50% and introducing a brand new hall - Hall 3 (Living & Lifestyle), together with Hall 1 (Furniture & Lighting) and Hall 2 (Kitchen & Bathroom; New Materials & Applications). Design Shanghai aims to explore how eastern and western design philosophies can work together synergistically across 3 vibrant Halls. The event also features bespoke installations, an inspirational design forum and exciting networking events.
“This year marks the tenth anniversary of Design Shanghai and we appreciate the contribution, support and engagement the event has and continues to receive. During the past decade we have provided a platform to share design ideas across China and the global stage and it has been an honour to witness the vigorous development of the design community in China. This year’s edition of Design Shanghai hopes to enhance the audience's perspective through exploring the ‘re-creation’ of design. For this momentous 10th anniversary we will be comprehensively upgrading the scale and content at the event, with exemplary design showcased from across the world - we cannot wait to welcome visitors, design and brands to this grand event.” Zhuo Tan, Managing Director of Clarion Events Shanghai Limited.
Stellar Line-Up of Exhibitors
This year’s edition of Design Shanghai has the strongest line-up of international brands ever seen in China, showcasing a wealth of sophisticated design drawn from established international favourites, including Florim, HAY, Ligne Roset, Carl Hansen & Søn, Jonathan Adler, Scavolini, Humanscale, Cappellini, AXOR, Davide Groppi, Louis Poulsen, Paola Lenti, Secto Design, Flos, Mattiazzi, Zanotta, Interiors from Spain, Taiga Concept, OKAMURA, Porcelanosa, Bontempi Casa, Christofle, LALIQUE, &Tradition, Verpan, NUDE and Chinese designers CHENDARUI, 2-LA Design, U+, Vineko, BOKING, ZSPACEPLUS, LEEDARSON, Singchan Design, Frank Chou Design Studio, Kun Design and SADA, to name a few. Exhibitor highlights during the fair will include new product launches from Bernardaud x Jeff Koons, Seed Design, Icone, Ostuni Lighting, Lladró, Stellar Works, Denby, and Duluz. To celebrate 10 years, Design Shanghai has expanded by 50% this year, alongside Hall 1 (Furniture & Lighting) and 2 (Kitchen & Bathroom Design and New Materials & Applications) the event will debut Hall 3: Living & Lifestyle Design Hall, a brand new offering for the homewares, interiors and accessories industry in China and from international suppliers.
Thought-provoking Forum Progammes
Design Shanghai’s Forum programme has carved a reputation as the leading global platform for design thought leadership and one of the best attended and comprehensive seminar programmes in Asia. Visitors have attended presentations from world-renowned designers, such as Patricia Urquiola, Paola Navone, Tom Dixon, Chi Wing Lo and Philippe Starck; the latter who will be a returning speaker this year. The Kohler Exquisite x Design Shanghai Forum theme for this year is ‘Beyond Sustainability lies Re-Creative Design – Design for Wellbeing’. Expect talks from Adam Brinkworth, Frank Chou, Aldo Cibic, Michael Young, Ben Wu Chi Wing Lo, Chris Lefteri, Stefano Piontini and Satoshi Ohashi, Director at Zaha Hadid Architects.
Feature highlights not to miss include ‘Disappearing Borders‘ by Jamy Yang, an immersive exhibition space by Neooold inspired by Jianghu in collaboration with architect Chen Hao Ru, Design Street curated design platform by Design Burger, New Product Launch and the Design Shanghai Picks awards, recognising the exemplary brands and designers showcasing at this event.
Audi will again join Design Shanghai as the exclusive headline partner for the fourth consecutive year. In celebration of Design Shanghai's 10th anniversary, Audi will present the China premiere of the newly launched Audi activesphere concept, the culmination of its innovative sphere concept vehicles showcasing its ever-evolving progressive design philosophy and vision of future premium sustainable mobility driven by meaningful technology.