Design Beijing 2017 presents a brand-new look, a larger scale, and more cutting-edge design. The event came to a close successfully on May 2 at the National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing. With the doubled capacity of Design Beijing and the additional Hall 3, the exhibition area exceeds 7,000㎡. The event gathered design products from 22 countries and regions, and a total of more than 50 representative design institutions from 12 countries. This year, the 4-day Design Beijing event received 100,000 visitors and 10,000 invited professional visitors (including collectors), and attracted over 200 media to report the event. All exhibitors had transactions on the site, and established long-term, deeper cooperation with Design Beijing, which also reflects Beijing’s enthusiasm and vigor for art and design. 

So far, international design galleries to Design Beijing have included Carpenters Workshop Gallery from UK, Serip and Insane from Portugal, LLADRO from Spain, NOW’S HOME and France Art Gallery from France, Jaipur from India, Aircraft Art and Dr.Vranjes from Italy, KB Sand Art Austria, Caran d’Ache and Claudio Colucci Design from Switzerland, Experiencing Kagawa from Japan, Design Rangers and NAMO from South Korea, Art Issue Projects from Taiwan; with domestic brands including Banmoo, Design MVW, Domustiandi, Residence15, ZAOZUO, Pingze, X+Q Art, and Shengtang Peony, etc. 

In 2017 Design Beijing, 10 special projects including the special exhibition for the 20th Anniversary of HKSAR’s Return to motherland and the international cooperation projects of AB.Rogers x Byeong Sam Jeon have been well received. We invited 11 speakers participated in TedxBeijing Design Salon,in order to deepen and widen the discussion in all aspect of how designs influence our daily life;we invited the elite from commercial estate companies such as Vanke Estate, China Merchants Property, China Overseas Building, and Powerlong Real Estate, and culture operators such as Fangsuo Commune to launch forums and discussions regarding the theme “Art and Design Involved in Business Development” together with professors from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, well-known curators, scholars and other peers; we cooperated with the <Art Trade Journal>to present “ABMEDIA FORUM: Studying Objects Leads to Truth”, explore the forefront development of design products, and talk about the global future of design by starting from the doctrine “investigation of things is a daily routine”.

Design Beijing 2017 has been closed successfully. Here we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to exhibitors, collectors, business brands and media who have always been with us during the event. We have witnessed the change of the times, and participated in this grand feast of design together. We look forward to meeting you again in 2018!

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