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Design Shanghai 2019: Asia’s leading design event is back

With Design Shanghai starting tomorrow, TLmag takes this occasion to take you through its four-day program. Find out everything you need to know.

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Tomorrow Design Shanghai returns -from 6 to 9 March 2019- to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. The event attracts over 400 international brands from 32 countries and is considered Asia’s leading design event. This sixth edition has both new and well-known elements.

Celebrating new edge-cutting material technology and application trends, this edition welcomes the brand new Materials and Applications Hall. Here, designers have the opportunity to exhibit their development. In a series of talks and workshops, these local and international designers can elaborate on their work.

The main exhibition also gives visitors the chance to meet designers, where over 50 well-known brands showcase their work. However, emerging Chinese designers will also be present. We will meet Buzao, DEFRONT, Kun Design, ShengYin & KaiYi, Sozen, WUU, and Ziinlife. One of these talented groups will be awarded the AD Emerging Designers Award.

Alongside the main exhibition the event presents Design Shanghai Features, a number of world-class installations. Among which Apollo by Timothy Oulton Studio, 15 installed capsules throughout the festival which are inspired by the first moon landing.  Zhang Zhoujie returns with Manifesto Cabinet and Zaha Hadid’s work SKYRUNNER is presented. The latter is a collaboration with Royal Thai and Kohler featuring the RE/Form rug collection.

Visitors can continue admiring Chinese design in the Xintiandi Design Festival, which is back for the fourth time. The satellite to the main fair is curated by Hou Zhengguang, Sun Xinxi, Du Xinyue, and Chen Minjuan. Here, the relationship between socializing, design and technology are explored with the theme Back to the Social Origin-Acquainted, Encountered. It provides a public platform for Chinese design and invites 20 local designers and architects.

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