The 44th China International Furniture Fair(Shanghai)
National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai • Hongqiao)
8-11 September 2019
NO.333 Songze Avenue,Shanghai
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CIFF Shanghai 2018 Brilliant events, a gathering of experts: a carnival in home furnishing design circles at home and abroad


The 42nd CIFF Shanghai, that will be held at the National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai) in Hongqiao from 10 to 13 September 2018, will truly be a unique edition in all ways, with very many innovations, brilliant and meaningful events and particularly loads of design …definitely not to be missed! 


The EAST Design Show

Now in its fourth edition, curated by Mr. Zhu Xiaojie and Mr. Hou Zhengguang, the EAST Design Show is unquestionably the essential Asian design promotion event, where the finest products take shape, amaze and impassion. The spirit of Asian artisanship, rediscovered in all its power, is celebrated by the selection of leading companies, workshops and events such as Wall Art Gallery, Youth Collection and EAST Design Salon, where the concept of design and quality becomes essential and the Chinese product returns to be a protagonist. This year’s theme is “More Different, More Interesting”: a fascinating topic, never investigated sufficiently, extremely relevant in years marked by globalisation.


Two Creative Cities (Shanghai & Milan)

CIFF and Shanghai Promotion Center for City of Design have successfully cooperated with Camera di Commercio Italo Cinese to launch the “Sino-Italian Design Cooperation Forum” under the theme of “Excellent City, New Lifestyle”, starting the Two Creative Cities (Shanghai & Milano), witnessed by Shanghai Municipal Government and Milan Municipal Government. Besides, both parties will jointly create the Two Creative Cities (Shanghai & Milan) Design Academy Exchange Zone to expand the influence of Chinese design in the international design circles.


The Pinnacle Awards Asia-Pacific

In China since 2017, the Pinnacle Awards Asia-Pacific, promoted by CIFF, by the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) and by High Point Market, is the only international furniture and home-furnishing prize in the Asia-Pacific region. Part of the Pinnacle Awards, Pinnacle Awards Asia-Pacific and CIFF work together in order to improve quality and design in China and in Asia as a whole. 

Many events are scheduled to take place during CIFF Shanghai, including the Pinnacle Awards Asia-Pacific 2018 ceremony, when the winners of the 16 competition categories will be announced, and the newly shortlisted award-winning works 2018 created by Mr. Campion Platt, the world-known designer, will be showcased on site.


C Foundation Forum

The C Foundation Forum founded by C Foundation will debut in CIFF. It is an event that will group together professional operators from various sectors, such as design, art, and culture, proposing a stimulating platform where ideas can be discussed. It will go deep into the design, art and cultural circles and invite many crossover opinion leaders contributing to the development of educational programmes in cultural art design, architecture and interior design.

Established in 2014, by 10 interior designers from Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the C Foundation is the first volunteer charitable design foundation in China.


China Interiors & Decorations Conference

China Interiors & Decorations Conference 2018 (Autumn) will provide for the organization of multiple design forums focusing on the theme of “Design·Beginning”, inviting famous designers as Lai Yanan, Shen Baohong and Ge Yaxi to share how the furniture industry combines with the design service industry and to work with enterprises and designers to expand the future business development.


Design Dream Show

The Design Dream Show, hosted by Innovation Design Alliance, will debut in CIFF Shanghai 2018 with the aim of expressing the concepts and trends in contemporary home furnishing with unique perspectives under the theme of “New Creative Movement”. It will as always cooperate with the top brands in the home furnishing industry symbolising the development of Chinese design, mirroring a world that is changing rapidly.


Office Life Theme Pavilion

Designed and curated by the famous designer Xu Zhaoming, the Office Life Theme Pavilion analyses the theme of workspace fashion and invite the architects, interior designers and product designers to explore new ideas about office life and demonstrate the new office trends, where the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere sparks inspiration and increases the efficiency levels of managers and employees. 


 Shanghai Design Events

CIFF, in cooperation with Shanghai Promotion Center for City of Design, creates the design events during the 42nd CIFF Shanghai, interacting with 50 well-known art and design institutions in Shanghai to tap Shanghai’s cultural and creative resources, forming a multi-dimensional crossover event, lighting up all over China. It will certainly attract more excellent designers, achieve seamless matching between designers and exhibitors and between designers and audiences.


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