Design Shanghai 2024: Bringing Innovative Design from China and the West to the Global Stage

Design Shanghai 2024

Design | June 12, 2024 |

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Design Shanghai 2024: Bringing Innovative Design from China and the West to the Global Stage
Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
June 19 – 22, 2024

Asia’s largest international design event series enters its eleventh year and expects to welcome over 100,000 visitors over four days (19th-22nd June 2024). Returning to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, the show continues to witness the rapid development of Chinese design. Over the course of 10 years, Design Shanghai has become one of the biggest design shows in the world and the highly anticipated event will once again attract leading international and Chinese manufacturers, design-led brands, global industry leaders, architects, collectors, interior designers and design enthusiasts, alongside dynamic cultural programming unique to the city. It is comfortably the most significant international design show in Asia. Showcasing curated exhibitors, features and talks, it brings together integrated and innovative designs from China to the global stage.

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New to the show this year is the unveiling of Hall 4: “New materials and Applications“. The new hall will showcase innovative materials from global brands and will complement the existing three exhibition halls that highlight the very best in Furniture and Lighting design, Kitchen and Bathroom design and Living & Lifestyle. The innovative application of materials has always been one of the core topics in the design field and in Hall 4, the latest materials and application solutions will be on display from many international brands including the Italian leader in wood dyeing TABU, the world’s leading synthetic fibre manufacturer Aquafil, international lighting group L&S Lamps, ceiling solutions provider Armstrong, Covostro producer of high-quality polymer materials, synthetic textile Alcantara and surface specialist Schattdecor – to name a few. Material designers, engineers, product designers, architects, interior designers and artists will take to the show to reveal cutting-edge inspiration and solutions. Hall 4 is a testament to Design Shanghai’s continued vision of promoting the exploration and exchange of ideas that are shaping the future.

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As a core component of Design Shanghai 2024, Hall 3 Living & Lifestyle will bring together leading domestic and foreign brands, craftsmen and artists to present products from soft furnishings, fragrances, accessories, textiles, tableware – as well as design quality products in multiple categories such as carpets, wallpapers, paints, and artworks. Due to its popularity in 2023, the 2024 exhibition hall has been expanded and upgraded with many European fragrance and accessory brands heading to Shanghai to unveil their latest collections. Visitors can expect to see collections from Belgian high-end luxury home fragrance BAOBAB, Italian fragrance design brand Dr Vranjes, Danish home accessories brand Reflections Copenhagen, Italian national treasure blown glass lighting and accessories brand Venini, British porcelain brand Wedgwood, German porcelain pioneer Meissen, Hungarian national treasure porcelain Herend, as well as Turkish glassware Nude. In continuing to celebrate Eastern and Western design, a number of brands with Chinese ceramic culture will appear in Design Shanghai, including crystal craft brand Jingzhan, banquet porcelain brand Guoci Yongfengyuan, LIANGMU, TINGHOME, MU16 and Huaqianwu Ceramic Art Studio – to name a few.

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The much-anticipated Kitchen and Bathroom Design Hall 2, will showcase high-end bathroom and cabinet brands such as Poggenpohl, Siematic, LeichtLaufen, Villeroy&Boch, ASKO, Liebher, and Porcelanosa. Global brands will head to Hall 2 to present innovations such as product components and high-efficiency space optimization. The new designs are providing high-end innovative design solutions. Hall 1, Furniture and Lighting Design will bring together the works of a large number of international high-end design brands and outstanding independent designers. Many international brands will be in Design Shanghai Hall 1 to create a modern space design journey that blends art and design, including Italian furniture brand EMU, French Lalique known as the “Sculptor of Light”, Italian lamps and decoration brand Icone Luce, outdoor furniture Ethimo, furniture and lighting brand Gervasoni, innovative Italian lighting Masiero, Italian furniture brand Monography, Japanese furniture brand Karimoku, and Shanghai and London based design practice Stellar Works. Chinese local brands are also celebrated here: ziinlife, Solution, U+, Original outdoor home brand VINEKO, Seed Design’s lighting, the outdoor home brand KUN DESIGN and Rough, who have reshaped their designs with new design languages and methods.

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“Design Shanghai has gone from strength to strength over the last ten years. We have persuaded a large number of overseas brands to join this emerging market in China, and also help Chinese brands communicate and export to the outside world, and strive to change everyone’s perception of Chinese design. In the next ten years, we will continue to do this, and at the same time, we will use more energy to convince the overseas media and overseas market. I believe in Chinese design and Chinese creativity. I look forward to witnessing more innovations and breakthroughs brought by ‘Design Shanghai’ in June this year!”. – Zhuo Tan, Event Director of Design Shanghai.


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