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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 will be back with 20 groups of TALENTS, linking China and the West in the form of "banquet", interpreting "Chinese characteristics". TALENTS devotes to providing a platform to stimulate society's discussion on the deep-seated attributes of modern China.

TALENTS 2023 Preview Video



TALENTS 2023 Designers

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Previous TALENTS Designers

TALENTS 2021 Designers:

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TALENTS 2020 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

TALENTS section expands in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Design Shanghai!

Event Date:8-11 June 2023
Event Venue: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre

From 8-11 June 2023, Asia's premier international design event Design Shanghai returns in all its glory to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre, showcasing over 1,000 new products from 500+ exhibitors from 40+ countries and regions. The event will also present inspiring features, thought-provoking design forum, design festivals and other satellite events.

In celebration of this 10-year milestone, the TALENTS section will see a major expansion of 960㎡ exhibition area. It is set to become the best platform to support the development of young designers.