Expectations were high for the 2017 edition of Design Shanghai, the annual international and local design event held in China.
The fair, that happened last week aims to surpass the record figures of last year, which attracted 46,000 visitors from 70 countries and over 350 exhibitors.
The wide and varied range of brands on show is the defining hallmark of this fair, which – focusing on the international furniture sector’s growing interest in this market and its development potential – is a highly attractive platform for leading Asian, European and international brands.
The pavilions at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre feature Moroso, Magis, Driade, Visionnaire, Porada, Art Design Group, Antoniolupi, Thonet, Seletti, Cole&Son, Bolon, Swarovski, Alessi, DuPont Corian, Minotti, Oluce, Ligne Roset, Malerba, Egli design, and many other renowned brands.
The addition of two new exhibition areas – Kitchen&Bathroom and Workplace – complete the range of sectors, alongside Contemporary Design, Classic&Luxury Design and Collectible Design, devoted to high-end products and limited edition masterpieces.
The “Global design, global craft, global manufacturing” theme, which is well-represented by the companies at the fair, is – unsurprisingly – also the theme of the Forum Programme, involving conferences and seminars that star a number of international and Chinese creative minds: Andre Fu, Ben Wu, Benjamin Hubert, Karim Rashid, Joyce Wang, Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, to name a few.
Design Shanghai is the most claimed design show in China and this year was a very successful edition. The most renowned brands will for sure be there next year for more great designs!