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Design Shanghai returns in 2019 for the sixth edition of the fair. Focused on bringing together exceptional design, quality and inspiration, Design Shanghai is Asia’s biggest design event welcoming almost 70,000 visitors from across the world as well as some of the most recognised and established global design brands and emerging design talent from China and beyond.

For the next edition, Design Shanghai introduces a sixth design hall New Materials and Applications which showcase some of the most innovative and experimental works at the fair. This new hall joins Contemporary, Classic & Luxury, Collectible, Kitchen & Bathroom, and Workplace design halls to make six in total showcasing over 400 design brands. 2019 will also see Design Shanghai expand its footprint at the exhibition centre by 20% - offering more space for brands and exhibitions.

“Design Shanghai continues to set the standard for the design industry in Asia. As the region’s largest industry trade event we’re pleased to be able to engage the world’s best design brands with China and also celebrate the increasingly high calibre local design talent to our international audience. We recently marked the success of Design Shanghai with the start of Design China Beijing this year to engage and interact with an even wider Chinese audience.” said Mike Dynan, Managing Director of Media 10 China.

The fair will showcase some of the world’s best-known design brands such as Roche Bobois, Knoll, SieMatic, Zaha Hadid Design and Saint Louis who will present their latest collections as well as unique pieces for the Asian market. In partnership with the biggest international event organizer Medinit srl- Veronafiere Group, this year’s CasaMedinit Shanghai will invite designers Giovanni Siard and Luigi Siard to design the 300 square-meter space at Design Shanghai with a collection of Italian design brands.

Alongside the strong showing of international talent, Design Shanghai will also present the very best in Chinese design from emerging and established brands and designers, including Banlan, HC28, HIGHLINE, PUSU, ziinlife, Weimo and many more. Design Shanghai offers a bridge for Chinese and Western designers to meet and engage in new creative projects, bringing the best of both worlds.

Adapt to Survive - Notes from the Future

Held at Alserkal Avenue, the exhibition in collaboration with Hayward Gallery, London, brought together artworks by seven international artists who imagine how our world might look and feel in the future. Engaging with the idea that adaptation is necessary for survival, the artists presented films, sculpture, and text-based works that explore ideas of change and hybrid forms of architecture, biology, technology, and language.