Set to open its doors this December, Design Shanghai proudly 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\u2019s 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. 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\u2019s 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 \u2018Future Home\u2019 concept - where cross-sector designers have come together to create inspirational concepts for homes of the future. Design Shenzhen is set to shine a light on the city\u2019s singular cultural and creative identity - Image Courtesy of Design Shanghai Design Shenzhen for many brands is the new source for cutting-edge art, design and technology, and a gateway into the Chinese market. Prestigious awards programmes like Japanese Good Design Select are taking to Design Shenzhen to debut in China for the first time. The distinguished British institution RIBA will provide academic support for Design Shenzhen through its programmes including China Architect 100. Beijing Contemporary will showcase artworks from over 10 galleries, exploring the fusion of contemporary art and design. China\u2019s boomtown Shenzhen is the country\u2019s most competitive and innovative city, attracting leading tech innovators and renowned cultural institutions from TikTok to the V&A. Once a fishing town in South China\u2019s Guangdong province, Shenzhen is one of China\u2019s best-known economic miracles of the past 40 years and today, its gross domestic product ranks third among Chinese mainland cities. Interested in attending Design Shenzhen? Don't miss the interview with the event director Zhuo Tan on China\u2019s evolving design scene. "Shenzhen is a young, energetic and extremely creative city. It is also the city with the most disruptive ideas in the future of lifestyle." Zhuo Tan, Event Director - Image Courtesy of Design Shanghai The city\u2019s 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. Zhuo Tan, Event Director of Clarion Events comments "Shenzhen is a young, energetic and extremely creative city. It is also the city with the most disruptive ideas in the future of lifestyle. The relationship between nature and technology will be highlighted at the show through excellent brand presentations, new product releases, interactive installations and displays of specially curated content. Design Shenzhen will showcase various insights, presenting the vigorous power of local Chinese design and allow the audience to appreciate the power of technology, the interaction between art and design and feel the momentum of classic design concepts meeting cutting-edge design trends." Design-savvies can experience the very latest furniture trends at Design Shenzhen - Image Courtesy of Design Shanghai Pioneering Brands at Design Shenzhen 2021 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. Key international brands Moooi, Ligne Roset, Caesarstone, Duravit, Villeroy & Boch and Yohji Yamamoto will debut at Design Shenzhen, showcasing their design excellence and latest launches alongside 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. "China is a huge focus for Moooi with many upcoming plans and in particular Shenzhen which has become an increasingly important market." Emma Plant, Business Development Manager, Moooi. "Ligne Roset is expanding its network in China rapidly over the past years with 34 exclusive branded Ligne Roset stores. In the South province of China, we have registered the same highest growth for the brand as the growth in the Shanghai and Beijing markets, this is the reason why we are very pleased to participate in Design Shenzhen, to reinforce our fame and also to support our local exclusive showroom." Bernard Vinson, Export Director, Ligne Roset. The renowned\u00a0Design Forum\u00a0this year presents its theme\u00a0"Nature and Technology Together Create Hope and Harmony." - Image Courtesy of Design Shanghai 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. Forum Director Aidan Walker comments: "To design and make products and buildings that not only minimise but actually eliminate carbon is now a global imperative; and Shenzhen is the perfect place to demonstrate that nature and technology are not, as many people think, conflicting opposites in the search for solutions to global crises.Very much the reverse. Technology is the only way we can achieve the solutions we need, decoupling humanity from our exploitative and dominant attitude to nature and preserving both our own existence and that of the natural world." The forum will invite over 40+ prestigious architects, designers and tastemakers to speak to this year\u2019s 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\u2019s Forum. Find out more about the work of Asian designers: Hong Kong native Cathy Wong wants to reshape e-mobility with her Stria project. "Design Shenzhen will open up a new situation in the Chinese design industry." Zhuo Tan, Event Director of Clarion Events - Image Courtesy of Design Shanghai 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 will open up a new situation in the Chinese design industry, and in this fast rising economy, brands and designers will come together to create a highly anticipated design destination." Zhuo Tan, Event Director of Clarion Events.