Design Shanghai

Hundreds of top brands, never-before-seen designs, and some of the best galleries in the world.

*Design Shanghai was acquired by Clarion Events in May 2019

Celebrate design and take over the city

Debate the future of cross-cultural aesthetics. Explore what tomorrow’s office could be like. And experience the most audacious designs in the world.

Meet the biggest names in architecture, fashion and creative media. Enjoy talks, workshops, hands-on projects, and celebrations of great design all over the city.


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The best international design taking over Asia's cosmopolitan metropolis.


each event


showcasing the best design and creativity to Asia


at the iconic Shanghai Exhibition Centre

Innovation + technology + design = award-winning event.

Behind the scenes

If you’re running an event all about the cutting edge, you’d better practise what you preach. Especially when you’re running that event in China – a country that’s innovating digital technology like no other.

At our last event, we made sure Design Shanghai did exactly that. We sent out hologram invitations – that seemed to float above your phone. And at the entrance we built a world first: automated photo gate entry – no badges, no bracelets.

All that plus innovative use of virtual reality, drone video capture and interactive 360° panoramas… oh, and a spectacular 3D dragon projected onto the trees, created with the latest 3D printing and mapping technology.

In 2017, that won us the AEO award for Best Use of Technology – and some delighted gasps, too.