Design Shanghai 2019 impressions

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The Design Shanghai at the Shanghai Exhibition Center brings together Chinese and international brands and exhibitors from many different corners of the world. The Design Shanghai 2019 impressions and the buzz in the halls of the show sweep visitors away. The senses are overloaded with colors, materials, shapes, and forms combined with new approaches and ideas for interior design challenges.

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For visitors who are at the trade show for the first time, it was first a challenge to find the way around as the floor layout is quite different from the usual square exhibition halls. Set-up on two floors and in a circular manner, it takes a while to get the hang of it. This doesn’t take away anything from excellent curation and leaves plenty of Design Shanghai 2019 impressions to be gained. Many of the exhibits are worth visiting two or three times to get the full gist.

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The organizers divided the show into different parts and themes for better navigation and orientation. Regardless of the section one is in, the overarching trends as they have been shown at the shows earlier this year in Germany, Heimtextil and IMM Cologne for example or Maison & Objet, in Paris, are clearly towards nature, natural and environmental issues and awareness, and organic forms. Literally, the Design Shanghai 2019 impressions are dotted with the many mushroom shaped lamps, tables, lights, and more.

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The forest of lights by Serip underlined the nature theme with an art installation of quite a large scale depicting lights in the shape of trees, leaves, or branches adorned with gold and silver and supported by greenery on the walls, floors, and ceilings.

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Whether incorporating plants into designs to using plants as inspirations for forms and shapes of designs, the greenery has definitely a place in the execution. Innovative vertical greens to mixing organic materials with metals and other building materials to merely taking inspiration of the forms from flora and fauna, the Design Shanghai 2019 impressions are tinted lively greens and browns.

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The boundaries between east and west blur when it comes to global design trends. The design community takes inspiration from everywhere. The nature, wood, and organic trend sweeps into the homes and the designs for more grounding and reconnecting.

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