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    The Business of Design: China's biggest and most influential business weekly kicks off proceedings with a distinguished panel of trendsetting designers and commentators. MODERATOR: JIA ZHAO, YI MAGAZINE CHIEF EDITOR
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    Shanghai's pivotal design figure is always innovative, always surprising
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    A furniture designer who has indeed grappled, perhaps more comprehensively than anyone, with artificial intelligence in the design process
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    Design Shanghai Giants: Truly a giant of international design, the principal of one of the world's great product design agencies gives his unique take on innovation: 'In 35 years designing innovative products, I’ve learnt that reality and idea are utterly
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    Design Shanghai Giants: Internationally famous and award-winning interior designer crosses both visual and verbal language boundaries to give design a universal meaning
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    We welcome Kohler's President and CEO to Shanghai to introduce the subtleties of Experiential Luxury
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    Renowned Hong Kong design consultancy AB Concept has just completed the Kohler Experience Centre in Shanghai. Internationally influential principal Ed Ng explains
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    Design Shanghai is pleased and proud to introduce both the architect and interior designers of the idiosyncratic Intercontinental Wonderland 'Quarry' Hotel
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    Design Shanghai Giants: The original celebrated 'East-West' interior designer, Tony Chi has designed hotels and restaurants all over the world. He uncovers the secrets of his inspirational 'invisible design' philosophy
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    Panel discussion chaired by Aidan Walker, Design Shanghai Forum Programme Director
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    China's leading interiors and architecture magazine presents five winners of its Emerging Designer competition over the last five years of Design Shanghai
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    The Senior Editor for the Lifestyle and Interiors team at international trend agency WGSN reveals new specalised insights into emerging consumer behaviour
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    Renowned furniture and interior designers - and teachers - explore the routes by which leading Chinese design brands gain their rightful place in the international market. How to strike the balance between authenticity and accessibility?
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    DJSER- Chunling ZHANG; May WEI; Xiangming HUANG; Zhaohui JIA. An assessment of the current state of Chinese urbanisation, from both the architectural and the city planning point of view
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    East Meets West
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    Design Shanghai Andrew Martin Day ANNOUNCEMENT :“New Design, New Start” The world changes from a small step. The culture rises with a new thought. We inherit the past because of the love for our rich history. We also create the future. It is a part rooted
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    Meng's Space
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    C.P. Style
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    Matrix's New Start
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    Practice of Modern Oriental
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    Space-Design Retrospection
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    Invisible Design
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    Design Shanghai Giants: Cibic, who founded the revolutionary design group Memphis in Milan with Ettore Sottsass in 1980 at the age of 24, has devoted his design life to research into sustainability, happiness and new ways of life, basing all his work on i
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    Introduces the theme of Italian design day: 'CITY OF THE FUTURE'
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    Moderator Prof Roberto Pagani



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    Design Shanghai Giants: we are proud to welcome one of the most imaginative and innovative practitioners working today, seeking to create experiences in the spaces 'in between' art, craft, design and digital technology
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    Design Shanghai Giants: Navone, the eloquent veteran of true Italian design elegance, discusses her delight in suberting the everyday according to the Thai philosophy of 'Tham Ma Da'
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    PAST: Art Deco, Bauhaus, Memphis... and the Next Design Movement from China. Moderated by BEATRICE LEANZA.
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    'China Design Power'. Moderator MARCUS FAIRS
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    FUTURE: Designing for Healthier, Happier Lives. Moderator MAURICE LI, Collective Contemporist.
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    A special session from the editors of Elle Deco China
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    Design Shanghai Giants: Form Follows Fucntion and Then What? A special session from this lyrical and poetic designer, who blurs the boundaries between art and design, between imagination and reality. The presentation title is NARRATIVE IN CREATIVITY.
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    Design Shanghai Giants: Shanghai-based renowned Belgian designer proposes simple, understandable and sustainable product design - when we need a product. If we don't, we don't.
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    MAD Architects' reputation extends across the world, from east to west and back again. Principal partner Hayano reveals methods of work and inspiration that remain cross-culturally relevant
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    The CEO of Brooklyn's creative hub A/D/O, shortly to open in Shanghai, presents his own individual take on 'two sorts of future' – whether technology helps or hinders human filfilment
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    From left field, an international artist, technologist and revolutionary thinker on the boundaries between craft, technology and artistic expression
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    Tomorrow is happening now, says Beryl Hsu, editor in chief of IDEAT. Her distinguished panel unpicks this provocative idea
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    Why design drives the future of mobility experiences and shapes them human-centred, says BMW interaction designer Sebastian Gier
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    ARTNET SPEAKERS Two Chinese women artists engaging with technology in new and challenging ways.