DESIGN CHINA BEIJING RETURNS THIS SEPTEMBER FOR SECOND EDITION
"Design China Beijing" is a brand new trade design event, showcasing iconic international design brands as well as a strong roster of local design brands. The fair attracts 20,000 influential architects, interior designers, property developers, hotel groups, retail buyers, designers, press and the design-savvy public to see and specify the very latest furniture, lighting, textiles, accessories, materials and conceptual installations from over 100 leading international and domestic design brands and galleries. ADF (NPO Aoyama Design Forum) proudly supports "Design China Beijing" as a media partner this year as well.
The second edition of Design China Beijing takes place September 12th to 16th during Beijing Design Week and within the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre. Following the success of last year’s inaugural fair, the 2019 edition will have an expanded foot print, with more exhibitors and partner presentations as well as satellite exhibitions across the city. Two central themes – sustainability and craft – will anchor this year’s show, ushering in a new focus in design culture and thinking in China.
The first Design China Beijing attracted nearly 100 exhibitors, including 30 leading Chinese design brands and international brands from more than 20 countries and regions, attracting nearly 19,000 visitors over 4 days. The second edition expects to be nearly double in size and attendance. With more than 200 exhibitors and independent designers, Design China Beijing 2019 will once again present the latest global design trends and new interactions with art and design to an audience of local and international architects, interior designers, real estate developers, hotel groups, designers, media and design enthusiasts.
“We are proud to return to Beijing this year with a bigger, more impactful presentation of Chinese and international design”, explains Show Director Zhuo Tan. “For 2019, we are putting a spotlight on sustainability, because it has so strongly influenced contemporary design processes in China today and I want to distill this for our audience and use the fair as platform to celebrate our community’s responsibility to the environment.”
A FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY AND PROCESS
The growth of the fair also reflects the maturity of China's design and manufacturing industries. China’s reputation as ‘the world’s factory’ has evolved as designers and brands represented at the fair incorporate traditional and innovative techniques into their original design concepts. At the same time, they are employing socially conscious practices with the support of national policies that are curbing high environmental costs, resulting in a multicultural symbiosis of development. At Design China Beijing, brands such as Caesarstone, TON, STARK will present work that reflects this global paradigm shift.
A SHOWCASE FOR INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE
Design China Beijing has become the leading platform for international brands and manufacturers to engage with Beijing and the region’s architecture, design and urban development community. French luxury bathroom company Volevatch makes its fair debut along with Germany high-quality home appliances brand Gaggenau, and Japan decorative interior hardware products KAWAJUN. Returning to the fair are Italian contemporary home-wares company Zanotta, Italian lighting brand Slamp, historic Czech handmade furniture brand TON and Germany's top mechanical clock brand Erwin Sattler.
China’s first retail brand dedicated to middle and high-end modern furniture, Cabana will present a series of furniture, luminaire of modern design as well as home accessories selected from all over the world, such as Thonet, Herman Millier, Frama, House of Finn Juhl, Menu, and cc-tapis.
This year, Veronafiere returns with a large scale 200 square meter exhibition celebrating ‘Made in Italy’ and Italian craftsmanship. The Moscow Design Museum will participate for the first time with a joint project by the Russian Product Design Association and the Association of Design Producers, Suppliers and Experts with the support of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
CHINESE DESIGN BRAND STAKE CENTRE STAGE AT THE FAIR
With more than double the number of native Chinese design brands participating this year, compared to 2018, Design China Beijing offers visitors a broad view of the breath and calibre of Chinese design today. This year sees the return of Thrudesign, Sozen, Kun Design, Frank Chou, Moodmu, EY Products,IIINSITU,Ruyi, Seed Lighting, HYM, Fineth, Mumoon and among others.
First time exhibitors from the region include CHEN DARUI, 12h, Sozen Creat, LightSpace, Mumo, Landwood, Yemu1978, Emma Senses, Yichu Oriental and a number of other unique brands.
LEADING DESIGN LUMINARIES WILL SHARE THEIR ‘NATURALE PIPHANY’ ATTALKS FORUM
The Design China Beijing Forum, presented in partnership with Kohler - the world’s leading kitchen and bathroom brand, will explore practical solutions and deep thinking on issues related to survival and development. Notable speakers this year include, Italian Architect Fabio Novembre, renowned.
architect and partner at OMA Chris van Duijn, German designer Sebastian Herkner, architecture, animation and art designer Eric Schuldenfrei, Chinese industrial designer Chen Min and founding partner of Penda Architects Sun Dayong to share the important role of "sustainable design" in building new social systems and models.
|Venue:||National Agricultural Exhibition Centre|
No.16 North Road, East 3rd Ring Road Chaoyang District, Beijing
|Period:||Sep 12-16, 2019|