Exploring the halls and displays of Design Shanghai 2017
Now in its fourth year, Design Shanghai continues to grow with a roster of over 400 international and Chinese brands, galleries and and designers. This year’s iteration saw the addition of a Kitchen & Bathroom hall, as well as workplace displays. The Xintiandi Design Festival was also launched as an offsite collection of 18 interactive installations and spaces, celebrating both emerging and established talents. Here, we select our highlights.
At the Xintiandi Design Festival, artist Xinyue Du presented her hand-woven carpets and mirrors in a vibrant installation titled TAN "Growing"
Caesarstone showed off eight unique stones at their ’Superhouse’ installation. The lifestyle set-up was inspired by Chinese culture, with room dividers created from monochrome wares
’Superhouse’ was a commission for Producks design studio, embracing Caesarstone’s adaptability to different cultural settings
Qingtong Qian was announced as the winner of the Emerging Chinese Designer Award. The panel of judges included Bethan Laura Wood, Virginie Moriette from MVW and Ross Urwin
Chinese brand Wuu presented their new ’T’ lighting series
In the design hall, Yin Jiulong showed playful ceramics. Left, ’1/1000’ collection. Right, ’Song’ vase, salad bowl and ’1/1000’ cup, all by Yin Jiulong for Artlavie
In the Kitchen & Bathroom hall, Robam exhibited an installation called ’’The Lake’. The collection of woven metal pieces illustrates a reservoir village in Hangzhou City and aims to draw attention to the water pollution crisis
Frank Chou Design Studio launched a series of modular furniture in the contemporary design hall. Left, ’Fan’ side table. Right, ’Suit’ lounge chai, both by Frank Chou Design Studio
Over in the Collectable hall, Louis Vuitton displayed the refined ’Objets Nomades’ collection
Californian designer Tina Frey launched new hand-sculpted ceramics
Dining table from ’Ink’ series, by Jo Zhu for Suyab
Chair from ’Delicate’ series, by Jo Zhu for Suyab