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New iF design center in Chengdu ceremonially opened: A brand-new hub for the creative scene is born!

iF officially launched a brand-new design center in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China. Especially for design studios and manufacturers all over the world, this new creative hub offers space to reach the creative market in China. All companies, designers or start-ups are welcome to use the 4,000 square meters of space for exhibitions and events, temporary offices and meeting rooms. The new center will function as a hub for creative industries and the interested public in Chengdu – one of China’s most progressive cities. The integrated iF design café and iF design shop will be great meeting points.

More than 400 attendees from the creative and design industries from home and abroad celebrated the new venue. The unveiling of the innovative appearance of this unprecedented design center was conducted together by Mr. Ralph Wiegmann, CEO iF International Forum Design GmbH, Mr. Yu Hui, the Vice Party Secretary of CPC Working Committee of CDHT and Director of Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone Administrative committee, and Mr. Hu Jianhua of Chengdu Culture, Radio and TV, Press and Publication Bureau.

Ralph Wiegmann stated in his opening address: “This project may very well be unique in China. With the iF design center Chengdu, we have created a new visionary space – an active meeting and exchange center for the creative industry, where designer and architects, manufacturers, young talents, the media and the public are invited to share their experiences and to focus on current design topics of our world.”

The iF design center Chengdu in detail

The iF design center Chengdu is located in Jingrong Inno-Hub Hi-Tech Zone Chengdu and covers a total of approximately 4,000 square meters on two floors. The center has five exhibition areas, so-called ‘Exhibition Islands’, with sizes ranging from 85 to 165 m². The center on the ground floor is a red-colored event area (130 m²) with a huge LED screen, thus allowing real time interactions in exhibitions and events. The iF design café and the iF design shop are also located on the ground floor. Meeting rooms for eight to twelve people can be rented on the upper floor. Another event space with 145 m² and nine top-equipped temporary offices are also available. Open, spacious and lounge-like meeting and relaxation zones invite to linger. There is plenty of room for discussion, exchange, projects and exploration. The combined offices are ideal for the short-term needs of people in the creative industries and offer comfortable and stimulating environments for creative work.

The center at a glance:

_ 5 exhibition areas (‘Exhibition Islands’) with sizes ranging from 85 to 165 m²
_ 2 event spaces (conference rooms) with 130 and 145 m²
_ 9 top-equipped temporary offices
_ 3 meeting rooms for 8 to 12 people
_ 5 open spacious meeting and relaxing zones
_ iF design café
_ iF design shop

What are the options for designers, architects and companies?

  • You can rent exhibition spaces,
  • plan conferences, panel discussions or workshops in the fully-equipped event spaces,
  • book temporary offices – for three, six or nine months (for free until 31 March 2020),
  • sell products at the iF design shop and test it for a Chinese audience.

What are the options for the design-interested public?

  • Explore design-related exhibitions,
  • join lectures and workshops to understand the value of design,
  • meet friends at the iF design café or
  • buy presents at the iF design shop.

iF design shop

iF has established the world’s first iF design shop, in which exclusive limited-edition products are available. Through collaborations with different companies, exclusive products that are practical, beautiful and valuable are offered. Winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD are also welcome to join the iF design shop, so that even more outstanding products can be provided to the public.

iF design café – with sustainability

The iF design café combines food and beverages with design to create an exceptional setting. Delicious foods with local characteristics are served here, but more importantly the café also fulfills its responsibilities towards environmental protection: no paper cups are used at all, instead all cups are reusable and eco-friendly.

The current exhibition area program

At present, the exhibition area features outstanding products that have been awarded with the iF DESIGN AWARD, for example by Miniso, Design3, Xiaomi, Grohe and Durui Technology. In addition, iF honored student concepts which have received the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD are exhibited as well as the award-winning furnishings of the Chengdu International Home Design Award by iF. Local companies are also demonstrating their skills, such as Qinyehang, Kuanzhai, XLY MoMA or Yundou Design.

Visit the iF design center Chengdu!

Design professionals and students, companies from around the world and the design – interested public are cordially invited to visit the iF design center Chengdu!

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