Dates are set for the second edition of Design Shanghai, which will take place 27 – 30 March 2015 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, following a major launch in February 2014.
With more than 47,000 visitors to the inaugural show in 2014, Design Shanghai was the most successful design trade event launched in China to date. To build on its immense success, 2015 will see the show double in size, occupying every square metre of the stunning Shanghai Exhibition Centre to accommodate 60,000 expected visitors in March. Jaguar Land Rover will return as the headline sponsor of Design Shanghai in 2015.
The show will feature more than 300 exhibitors across the three halls; Contemporary Design, Classic Design and Collectible Design. World-renowned design brands have confirmed their presence, including Moroso, Foscarini, Vitra, Seletti, Ibride, HAY and Fritz Hansen. In addition to showcasing some of the world’s most celebrated designers and manufacturers, interactive features alongside a seminar programme led by acclaimed architects and designers will be presented, whilst cafes and a champagne bar will cater for visitors.
Among the confirmed installations is Bally’s Jean Prouvé 6x9 house. The house by the famous mid-century architect will be furnished with Pierre Jeanneret’s iconic furniture, as well as the work of a promising young Chinese artist, selected by Jérôme Sans. After exhibiting elements at Art Basel and Miami, Bally’s travelling installation will be finally brought together in its entirety and make its way to Design Shanghai 2015.
The design industry in China grew by 11% in 2013, with revenue totalling £76 billion in Shanghai, which was awarded a UNESCO City of Design in 2010. It is projected that China will have built 10 new cities - each the size of New York - by 2025, securing the region as an exciting place for those within the design community.
Visitors to the exhibition can see some of the newest products from participating Design Shanghai 2015 brands including Vitra, HAY and Fritz Hansen. Additionally, John C Taylor, designer of the famous Corpus Clock at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, will also be showcasing a live projection of the 24-carat gold-plated stainless steel disc Chronophage during the exhibition. Visitors to Design Shanghai will have the chance to see one of John C Taylor’s one-off Chronophages in person at the Collectible Design hall in March, featuring a special dragon escapement.
Design Shanghai is organised by Media 10 Limited and supported by the Shanghai Promotion Centre for City of Design and Shanghai Design Week.
27 – 30 March 2015
Shanghai Exhibition Centre
Jingan District, Shanghai, China