Design China Beijing 2020 reaffirms strength of design market in china with a show full of optimism and design solutions for a post-pandemic world.
The third edition of Design China Beijing opened to the public on 23 September 2020 and welcomed more than 22,000 visitors over five days. This was the first live design event to have taken place in Beijing since the outbreak of COVID-19 at the beginning of this year.
Design China Beijing 2020 presented over 100 brands from all around the world alongside special exhibitions such as Create Cures, addressing and investigating our current concerns about communities and the design industry in a post-pandemic world. Casa Casa, one of the earliest design furniture shops that represent international brands based in Shanghai, presented pieces from 22 brands including Zanotta, Carl Hansen & Søn, Vitra and Cappelini in curated bedroom, study and outdoor settings to provide a more realistic and tangible experience. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) hosted a design sprint titled “Modern City Garden for a New World”, a one-day design challenge during which participants are encouraged to re-interpret traditional Beijing architecture typologies.
Design China Beijing’s theme this year was “Design Thrives to Revive the World” and the Forum focused on how mindful design helps us survive and thrive in this post pandemic world. The Live Forum included a series of pre-recorded commentaries from Tom Dixon in London, Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham in Tokyo, Nada Debs from Beirut, Lebanon, Ross Lovegrove from the UK and Marcel Wanders from the Netherlands. Onsite speakers included Aric Chen, Zhuang Ziyu, Zhang Lei and Shuhei Aoyama.
Design China Beijing 2020 reflected the resilience of the design community and market in China, and more importantly, it demonstrated that design can effectively create transformative solutions and welcome business opportunities in times of need.
Next Stop: Shanghai! Shanghai 2020 Press Conference Welcomes Audi
In November Design Shanghai celebrates its 7th year. On 29th October, the Design Shanghai press conference welcomed over 110 press, designers and developers to announce Audi as headline partner for Design Shanghai 2020.
Audi will showcase its rethinking of design with the progressive landmark installation, “Window into the future” and the display of the Audi Q4 e-tron concept. Audi is the only automotive brand participating in this most impactful international design show in Asia this year.