Design Shanghai 2016 : 2016 was a record-breaking year for Design Shanghai, which welcomed over 46,000 visitors –including architects, designers, collectors, artists, property developers and VIP guests to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre between 9-12 March.
Design Shanghai 2016 celebrated design on a global scale and confirmed the event’s role as an unparalleled platform for the promotion of the best in local design, including exciting up-and-coming talents such as Beijing-based Frank Chou, Chen Furong – co-founder of WUU, Mexarts, Derek Chen – founder of Maxmarko, EY Design and highly acclaimed Berlin-based studio YUUE.
Chinese brands including Tiandi, Conti and MZGF Furniture exhibited in the Contemporary Design Hall alongside global names such as Cassina, Vitra, Foscarini, Magis, and HAY. The Sweden Pavilion and the Modern Danish Pavilion, presented for the second year at Design Shanghai by The Royal Danish Consulate General, displayed some of the finest products from Scandinavia.
Limited edition designs were showcased in the Collectible Design Hall sponsored by Shanghai Xintiandi and curated by Morgan Morris, featuring works by Zaha Hadid, Marcel Wanders, JoMo Design and Design MVW alongside the work of artists represented by Gallery ALL (the first design gallery in China dedicated to collectible design) and French galleries Almine Rech Gallery and Galerie Mitterrand.
The Classic Design Hall presented a diverse and distinctive mix of brands such as Visionnaire, Porada, and Driade, Domus Aurea, Parker & Farr, John Myland, PY Design and Miele China, who returned to Design Shanghai alongside first-time exhibitors Bang & Olufsen, Villeroy & Boch, Lindsay Alker and George Smith.
2016 marked the launch of the IDEAT Future Awards, which presented the best international design across nine categories during a public awards ceremony that took place during Design Shanghai’s first night late opening
Photo Courtesy : Design Shanghai 2016