Design Shenzhen 2021 will be launched

Set to open its doors this December, Design Shanghai presents a brand new, cutting edge design event – Design Shenzhen, 9-12 December 2021. Building on the reputation and energy of Design Shanghai, with its unique market leading position and track record of presenting international design of the highest quality, Design Shenzhen is set to shine a light on the city’s singular cultural and creative identity. With over 150 world-class brands and installations, Design Shenzhen will be the largest curated event of its kind ever seen in the city. ADF (NPO Aoyama Design Forum) proudly supports "Design Shenzhen" as a media partner.


Design Shenzhen

Acclaimed brands include Ligne Roset, Moooi, Scavolini, Duravit, Villeroy & Boch, Yohji Yamamoto, Caesarstone amongst many others. Global talent recognises Shenzhen as the city of the future. Design and architecture pioneers Gaetano Pesce, Carlo Ratti and MVRDV will headline the show’s Forum and the exhibition will work with over 20 collaborators, notably Good Design Select, RIBA and Beijing Contemporary, to create cutting-edge features including the ‘Future Home’ concept - where cross-sector designers have come together to create inspirational concepts for homes of the future. Design Shenzhen for many brands is the new source for cutting-edge art, design and technology, and a gateway into the Chinese market.

Once a fishing town in South China’s Guangdong province, Shenzhen is one of China’s best-known economic miracles of the past 40 years and today, its gross domestic product ranks third among Chinese mainland cities. The city’s art and culture industry has developed rapidly and boasts one of the biggest Architecture, Design, Cultural and Creative communities in China. Now a major design destination, Design Shenzhen will mark the first event of its kind and provide a platform to bring the best of design talent together for the first time in Shenzhen.

‘Over the last 35 plus years, Shenzhen has grown to be the place to be in the Greater Bay Area for creative industry professionals and it continues to offer so much to architects, designers and those in the profession’ - Azlina Bulmer, Director of International, RIBA.


Design Shenzhen, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center


Design Shenzhen 2021 Exhibitor, Duravit

Design Shenzhen will showcase over 150 curated brands that are tailored to local architects, interior designers, property developers and the design-savvy public to experience the very latest furniture, workplace design, lighting, surface materials, fabrics & design accessories and conceptual installations. From the brightest local undiscovered young talent to established names at the top of the industry, Design Shenzhen will celebrate the vibrancy of the locale. Besides all the key international brands showcasing their design excellence and latest launches, Chinese talent BOKING ART, Burgeree, DAS Design, Eastreme, Fuli Tapestry Carpet, haohaozhu, PFD+, Tat Ming, Zhi Se, Zhuoyu, HITACHI and Vineko will represent the best of Chinese design.


Design Shenzhen 2021 Exhibitor, Moooi


Design Shenzhen 2021 Exhibitor, Ligne Roset


Design Shenzhen 2021 Exhibitor, VINEKO

Design Forum

The renowned Design Forum this year presents its theme ‘Nature and Technology Together Create Hope and Harmony’. It speaks to how globally scientists, technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs are coming up with materials and products that not only generate zero waste but also sequester carbon.The forum will invite over 40+ prestigious architects, designers and tastemakers to speak to this year’s theme. Gaetano Pesce, Italian architect and a design pioneer of the 20th century; Carlo Ratti, Italian architect, engineer, inventor, educator and activist, London-based industrial designer and founder of Layer Benjamin Hubert; Satoshi Ohashi from Zaha Hadid Architects and Steven Smit, Director (Asia) of architecture and urban design practice MVRDV are just a few of the esteemed professionals to partake in this year’s Forum. Alongside these design and architect pioneers, the forum will also be a stage where emerging and local Chinese designers can share their ideas, creative inspiration and showcase their contribution to the design field.

Design Shenzhen INFO

DateDecember 9th to 12th,2021
VenueShenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
Opening hoursDec.9th Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Dec.10th to 12th Friday 09:00 - 18:00