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Design Shenzhen 2023: A Fusion of Local and International Talent

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Design Shanghai, the most significant design exhibition in Asia, recently included a new event to its portfolio: Design Shenzhen. This year, the event took place from February 27 to March 2, 2023, and welcomed 40,326 visitors. Design Shenzhen hosted over 250 brands, curated to architects, interior designers, property developers, and design enthusiasts, making it the largest and most curated design event in Shenzhen.

Zhuo Tan, Managing Director of Clarion Events Shanghai Limited elaborates: “Design Shenzhen joined Design Shanghai and Design China Beijing in creating Asia’s largest network of annual design shows. The combined events have successfully created a continuous and comprehensive design platform that promotes the vigorous development of China’s design industry.”

The show aimed to infuse the design community of the Greater Bay Area with fresh energy by providing a glimpse of the future and highlighting cutting-edge design and technology through immersive installations, global product launches, feature areas, and talks by industry leaders. The event was curated with a Feature Programme, which showcased the latest industry trends, innovations, and collaborations, including Audi, Sony Design, Good Design Select, Future Home, WellConnect, and Underverse. Design Shenzhen created a continuous and comprehensive design platform, which is now part of Asia’s largest network of annual design shows that promote China’s design industry’s vigorous development.

“We set out to make an impact within Asia and the international stage with Design Shenzhen, spotlighting China’s first ‘City of Design’ designated by UNESCO as a host for this cutting-edge design event. Design Shenzhen brought industry pioneers in the fields of design, culture, creativity together and showcased the vitality of design within the city,” states Raymond Wang, Show Director of Design Shenzhen.

A curated Features programme showcased the latest industry trends, innovations and collaborations. Highlights included:

  • Audi showcased its RS e-tron GT in China’s Greater Bay Area, which represents Audi’s vision for premium mobility
  • Sony Design exhibited for the first time in China with “Natural Resonance”, showcasing their technology and sustainable development practices
  • Good Design Select presented award-winning designs from the 64-year history of G-MARK JAPAN GOOD DESIGN AWARD
  • Future Home, designed by Feng Zhifeng and Zhou Jianjie, showcased a conceptual, cross-border, and diversified home space
  • WellConnect, an experimental exhibition curated by Design Shenzhen, DavidHugh and Li Zhefeng, explored innovative lighting solutions for health and wellbeing
  • Yum Ziya, the first virtual human released by Underverse, held the role of Chief Experience Officer of Design Shenzhen 2023
  • Rural Futures Award recognized sustainable rural construction practices in China, with Linden Centre, Yaoli Village Courier Station, and “Live Together Under One Roof” winning awards.

Across Design Shanghai’s event portfolio the Forum programme has carved a reputation as the leading global platform for design thought leadership, hosting presentations from world-renowned designers, such as Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, Paola Navone, Tom Dixon and Chi Wing Lo. Design Shenzhen built on this platform to shine a light on the unique environment of Shenzhen, focusing on more forward-thinking design topics and the adoption of technologies in the design industry.

Sponsored by PPG and Duravit, the 2023 Design Shenzhen Forum invited over 40 prestigious architects, designers and tastemakers to share their insights around the forum theme ‘Regenerative Design – Design for Wellbeing: Humanity, Sustainability, Technology’.


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