'Design Shanghai' celebrates interaction, design and creativity

The second edition of "Design Shanghai in the City" promises a celebration of interaction, design and creativity.
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Visitors interact with "Rabbit in the City" at the fountain of Xintiandi square.

The second edition of “Design Shanghai in the City” promises a celebration of interaction, design and creativity.

The event, which opened yesterday at Xintiandi, is giving visitors an opportunity to see the city from a new angle.

There are 19 interactive installations displayed at the outdoor plaza and shopping malls of the fashion hub.

Chinese designer Bu Bing, principal and founding partner of One Design, has brought a set of public art installations, “Prism,” which are made from recycled wooden doors and windows.

Italian designer and architect Stefano Giovannoni presents “Rabbit in the City” around the fountain. The installation presents 25 Rabbit Chair Battery Lamps. The rabbits are arranged randomly allowing shoppers to sit in different positions and encourage people to talk to each other.

“Rainbow Waterfall” is a 3D installation work created by Chinese designer Winnie Hua. It is made up of more than 4,000 meters of colorful hoses. 

The festival’s curator, Du Xinyue, believes that original design can lead to new lifestyles and boost the development of industries.

“Good artistic designs change lives,” Du says. “We hope that all the installations are interactive, interesting and inspiring for people, making them believe that art is not distant from daily life.”

Exhibition details

Date: Through March 25

Tel: 5127-0808

Venue: Shanghai Xintiandi

Address: 181 Taicang Rd


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Bu Bing's "Prism" is made from recycled wooden doors and windows.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

"Rainbow Waterfall" is a three-dimensional installation work created by Chinese designer Winnie Hua.

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