Monday, 27 February 2017 15:12

Is China finally ditching the mega mall?

Xintiandi, home to a two-week design festival at this year’s Design Shanghai, laid the ground for a new wave of developments that mix retail, cafes and public space

Published in Features
Monday, 27 February 2017 14:50

Design Shanghai returns

The leading Asian design event takes place again in March with top names and global brands, as well as a new two-week festival

Published in News
Monday, 20 February 2017 15:23

Design Shanghai

Shanghai Exhibition Centre
8 March — 11 March 2017

Published in Diary
Thursday, 03 March 2016 00:00

Shanghai city guide

The world’s most populated city is style-conscious and knows how to do chic. Here we pick a few sights, spaces and sensations it would be a shame to miss

Published in News
Thursday, 03 March 2016 00:00

Dadawa in Shanghai

One of the country’s most innovative female musicians and cultural stars is determined to see “Made in China” become “Created in China”

Published in News
Thursday, 03 March 2016 00:00

Denmark in Shanghai

Denmark believes Shanghai is taking over from Hong Kong as Asia’s design hub and it is determined to play a part in that

Published in News
Thursday, 03 March 2016 00:00

Former French Concession, Shanghai

The FFC – an area heavy with history – has been attracting young, entrepreneurial and multinational creatives

Published in News
Thursday, 03 March 2016 00:00

Preview: Design Shanghai

From product launches to bespoke installations and collectible design, here’s what Icon is looking forward to at this year’s fair, as well as a closer look at the young Chinese brands taking the country by storm

Published in News
Friday, 22 January 2016 00:00

Design Shanghai

Shanghai Exhibition Centre
9-12 March

Published in Diary
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

Review: London Design Festival

The Icon team was out and about at our home town’s biggest design event last week. Here is some of our coverage of the event

Published in Comment
Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:00

Neri & Hu

The Shanghai-based duo reflect on why so many Chinese designers succumb to greed and explain why they’ve put the seven deadly sins in a Cabinet of Curiosities

Published in News

For this photo series, Italian photographer Stefano Cerio travelled to Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao and Hong Kong to document the inventive and absurd structures we build for leisure

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 13 April 2015 14:39

Design Shanghai

Mainland China's first international design fair wrapped up its second edition last month, with more than 300 brands showing their products

Published in News
Thursday, 19 March 2015 00:00

Long Museum West Bund by Atelier Deshaus

For China's largest private art museum, the architecture practice has created a cathedral-like space with works hung directly on vaulted concrete walls

Published in News
Friday, 13 March 2015 14:57

Highlights of Design Shanghai

The second edition of the Chinese design fair takes place in the city's Exhibition Centre at the end of the month. Here are some exhibitors worth seeking out at this year's event

Published in News
Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

Preview: Design Shanghai

Building on the success of its launch event last year, Design Shanghai is bringing three halls of contemporary, classic and collectible design to Shanghai's Exhibition Centre in March. Morgan Morris, director of the collectible design hall, shares her highlights

Published in News
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 13:26

Jim's Terrible City: JG Ballard's Shanghai

James H Bollen's book of photographs depicts the cityscape of empty, dilapidated houses and apartments and the leitmotifs that influenced the novelist's work

Published in GALLERY
Friday, 24 October 2014 01:00

Sean Scully

The artist talks about his forthcoming retrospective in China and how Fox News killed plans for his $1m sculpture for Kieran Timberlake's new US embassy in London

Published in News
Monday, 03 February 2014 10:02

Design Shanghai

Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai
27 February 2014 ­– 2 March 2014

Published in Diary
Monday, 10 June 2013 18:01

Babeldom

Paul Bush’s film about a city that rises endlessly into the future is visually ingenious, but too beautiful to be dystopian, says Fatema Ahmed.

Published in Review
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