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Design Shanghai partners with leading design and creative studios, luxury fashion brands and influential media titles to create unique design experience for all the participants and visitors, including the trend forecasts, one-off installations, stand-out projects and exclusive networking events!

TALENTS

TALENTS

TALENTS aims to consistently foster the growing creative force of young designers. The theme of TALENTS 2024 will be "THE QUEST FOR THE QUESTION." Driven by creativity, designers are challenged to set their sights on discovering and solving problems. However, they also need to recognize whether the identified problems have practical value: can solving these problems lead to actual improvements and innovations? Is the investment of manpower and resources reasonable and feasible? etc. These are questions that designers must carefully consider and balance. In the pursuit of creativity, it is essential for them to maintain a rational perspective and decision-making ability.

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neooold

neooold

neooold curated by designer Chen Min, features "Art·Extension" as the theme for 2024. The significance of extending craftsmanship has consistently been one of neooold's dedicated development directions. The exhibition design, presented by the architectural firm line+ under the direction of architect Meng Fanhao, extracts the cultural symbol of the bracket arch, a traditional architectural element, to construct a precise and melodious space. 

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Rong

Rong

"Rong" means melting and fusion. The "Rong Design Library" is dedicated to deconstructing traditional crafts into materials and techniques, actively exploring the future of tradition. "Casting" is the research topic of the ninth edition of "Rong Design Exhibition," following the themes of bamboo, silk, clay, copper, paper, mortise and tenon joints, coloring, and weaving. 

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Materials First

Materials First

"Materials First," curated by materials expert Chris Lefteri, utilizes cardboard to shape horizontal and vertical planes, aiming to place materials at the core of the creative process. Simultaneously, it embodies the concept of circular design. This initiative collaborates with numerous exhibitors from Design Shanghai, transforming easily disassembled structural installations into transport props after the exhibition. It seamlessly combines cutting-edge materials, sustainable design, aesthetics, and functionality.

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In the Texture of Crafts

In the Texture of Crafts

Craft+ presents an exploration of China's rich cultural heritage and traditional craftsmanship through on-site research and collaborative projects. In "Craft+Residence," they highlight diverse textile techniques of ethnic minorities. "Craft+Design" focuses on revitalizing traditional crafts through design collaborations. "Craft+Activity" fosters community engagement, such as the "Dong Fabric 100" project, inviting designers to innovate with Dong fabric. Through interactive experiences, Craft+ invites audiences to rediscover the beauty and value of traditional crafts at Design Shanghai.

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GORGEOUS JEWELLERY 1.0

GORGEOUS JEWELLERY 1.0

“GORGEOUS JEWELLERY 1.0 ” seeks to create the unique international exhibition platform for the world's outstanding and pioneering young artists and designers who are full of talent and radiance and who are possessed of sentiments and superb handcrafts to display their creativity and imagination within the scope of Asia. It is expected to feature more than 80 young designers (including a selection from more than 90 colleges around the world) and hundreds of design masterpieces, which will be formally presented to the public at “Design Shanghai 2024” (3F65), a feast of contemporary jewellery and a platform for the collection and exchange of global masterpieces.

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Beyond Craft Japan

Beyond Craft Japan

Starting in 2024, Design Shanghai features a new initiative called “Beyond Craft Japan" aimed at professionals in the architecture and interior industries as well as discerning consumers. This pavilion blends Japanese aesthetics, offering an opportunity to experience the depth and creativity of Japanese design. 

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New Product Launch

New Product Launch

Design Shanghai has always been the premier choice in Asia for global design brands to launch their new products. This year, Design Shanghai will showcase exceptional designs through four major halls. With over 600 brands from more than 40 countries, the event will witness the debut of nearly 1,000 new products.

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