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Design Miami/ announces the first edition of Podium in Shanghai, China

  • Messe
    04.11.2021 - 14.11.2021
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Partner and Satellite Programing Also Announced
Shanghai, November 1, 2021 – The inaugural edition of Design Miami/Podium in Shanghai takes place November 4 – 14, 2021, coinciding with Shanghai Art Week. Located on the city’s historic Bund at No. 1 Wai Tan Yuan, the Shanghai fair is presented in partnership with Made in House and co-hosted by Hantang Culture. Curated by outgoing Curatorial Director, Aric Chen, and Deputy Curator (Shanghai), Violet Ruhui Wang, Design Miami/Podium x Shanghai is Design Miami’s first collectible design event in Asia.

Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai Galleries/ Galerie Patrick Seguin/ Paris R & Company/ New York PearlLam Galleries/ Hong Kong Gallery All/ Shanghai Joseph Walsh Studio/ Cork, Ireland Podium Exhibitors/ André Fu/ Hong Kong Art & Deco Gallery Shanghai/ Shanghai Art+ Shanghai Gallery/ Shanghai Carpenters Workshop Gallery/ London, Paris, New York Cristina Grajales Gallery/ New York Etage Projects/ Copenhagen Friedman Benda/ New York Gallery Sohe/ Hangzhou Hao Zhenhan/ Jingdezhen Heatherwick Studio/ London JiangJiaban /Xiamen Li Naihan/ Shanghai MadeIn Gallery/ Shanghai Mindy Solomon Gallery/ Miami Moderne Gallery/ Philadelphia Neri&Hu Design and Research Office/ Shanghai Nilufar Gallery/ Milan Objective Gallery/ Shanghai Ornamentum/ Hudson, New York RÉN SPACE/ Shanghai Salon 94 Design/ New York SIDE Gallery/ Barcelona The Future Perfect/ Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco The Wrong Shop/ London Volume Gallery/ Chicago DM/BX Exhibitors/ HAN Gallery/ Shanghai neooold/ Hangzhou Room 6 x 8/ Beijing

Highlights from the 5 gallery booths and 25 podium exhibitors will explore the theme “Wu Gan: The Art of Design”, investigating design as an art form through 20th century and contemporary works, while drawing on Chinese culture’s historical relationship with fine objects to prompt new interpretations in a contemporary, global context.

Jennifer Roberts, Design Miami/ CEO says, “This debut edition of Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai is a celebration of the exceptional design talent that exists within China while also showcasing the very best of historic and contemporary design from our expert line-up of international galleries. While we look forward to welcoming new and old friends to Design Miami/ x Podium Shanghai in November we are also very pleased to be able to offer a robust digital experience for our international audiences - from shoppable works online to our curated DM/BX offering as well as a great selection of digital talks - this will be a truly global affair”.

Gallery and Podium Highlights/
Across the Podium exhibition and gallery booths, Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai will highlight exceptional international and Chinese talent including both historic and contemporary masterpieces. 20th Century Modernism/

Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai and its galleries will present a selection of pieces that succinctly illustrate the diversity of modernisms that so iconically define 20th century design, from well known-European classics, including the work of Jean Prouvé and Pierre Jeanneret, to examples of modernisms that emerged elsewhere in the world, ranging from an exquisite selection of Shanghai Art Deco from the artist Ding Yi’s Art & Deco Gallery Shanghai, to a rare 1950s Zig Zag chair by Lina Bo Bardi and Giancarlo Palanti of the Brazilian studio d’Arte Palma shown by Nilufar Gallery. Boundary Blurring/

The exhibition will illustrate how many Chinese designers are operating across and between disciplinary boundaries, evoking the historical lack of distinction between art forms in China. Jiang Sheng, celebrated for his sublime contemporary Buddhist sculptures, will present a more than 3-meter-high standing Bodhisattva, one of his largest pieces to date. Also included will be the likes of Xu Zhen and Zhou Yilun, practitioners who work fluidly across contemporary art and design, joined by similarly boundary-breaking designers from abroad such as Daniel Arsham, Virgil Abloh, Rick Owens and Misha Kahn. Craft and Continuity/

The exhibition will highlight how contemporary Chinese designers are experimenting with traditional crafts and craftsmanship to take them in striking new directions, whether through the work of Lin Fanglu, this year's international Loewe Craft Prize winner, with her fiber works made in collaboration with ethnic minority artisans in Yunnan province; the innovative ceramics of Hao Zhenhan, based in the historic porcelain center of Jingdezhen; or Li Naihan, with her exquisite lacquer furniture. DM/BX

Visitors to Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai will also be able to experience DM/BX, the newly launched online shop by Design Miami/, in person. Highlighting works by locally-based designers, DM/BX will celebrate contemporary works that touch on traditional crafts and traditions such as designer Pili Wu’s Plastic Classic chair which integrates the elegant curves of the iconic Ming dynasty round-back chair and the seat of a quotidian plastic chair. These DM/BX works shown on-site in Shanghai will also be available to shop online, expanding the reach of these unique artists to Design Miami’s global audience.






  • 04.11.2021 - 14.11.2021
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    Schedule of Events/

    Preview Day/ By Invitation Only

    Thursday, November 4th/

    VIP and Press Preview/ 1PM – 7:30PM

    Friday, November 5th/

    VIP Preview/ 11AM – 7:30PM

    Public Show Days/

    Saturday, November 6th/ 11AM – 7PM

    Sunday, November 7th/ 11AM – 7PM

    Monday, November 8th/ 11AM – 7PM

    Tuesday, November 9th/ 11AM – 7PM

    Wednesday, November 10th/ 11AM – 7PM

    Thursday, November 11th/ 11AM – 7PM

    Friday, November 12th/ 11AM – 7PM

    Saturday, November 13th/ 11AM – 7PM

    Sunday, November 14th/ 11AM – 6PM 

Image courtesy of Feng J


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