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TALETNS originates from Design Shanghai, curated by designer Frank Chou, and was first launched in 2020. In order to better help young designers grow and gradually improve the design ecology in China, TALENTS focuses on the localization of Chinese design, upholds the brand value of people-oriented design, focuses on people through design, discovers potential young designers, and gives them professional career guidance.

In 2023, Design Shanghai TALENTS returned with 20 groups of TALENTS, linking China and the West in the form of "banquet", interpreting "Chinese characteristics". TALENTS is devoted to providing a platform to stimulate society's discussion on the deep-seated attributes of modern China.

5 exceptional design studios were recognised for their unique contributions. YUME GAI STUDIO secured the Most Media Attention Award. RESTUDIO's innovative approach earned them the Best Experimental Product Design. ENVY ENVY stood out with their exquisite artistic creations, clinching the award for Best Art Product Design. LINE AND ROUND earned the accolade of Best Commercial Product Design. MMR STUDIO was honored the Best Theme Design. These awards celebrated their creativity, innovation, and contributions to the design landscape at TALENTS 2023.

TALENTS 2023 Official Video



TALENTS 2023 Designers


Previous TALENTS Designers

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  • The selection mechanism of Talents and the review process feels like a return to the criticism process we enjoyed in college, and is a good bridge allow new designers like us to develop and become more mature in our design approach.
    Gong Zihe
    Co-founder of Mohno Studio
  • We came to Suzhou very recently in November (2020) only, what we’re looking at now is why we chose to participate in TALENTS show because it's our first introduction to the Chinese design scene and we thought TALENTS would be an excellent choice.
    Namuun Zimmermann & Martijn Rigters
    Founders of Studio Sain
  • I participated in Design Shanghai last year, I connected with other TALENTS very well.
    Doris Wang
    Founder of Dorisofia Studio