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iF Design Center Chengdu: Seize your Opportunity in China

When it comes to architecture and design, China is about to outpace the Western world – and be the world's creative superpower! We at iF dedicate ourselves to drive forward the development and internationalization of the design industry. This mission in mind, the iF design center Chengdu is our first overseas design center with which we want to create a world-class venue that allows visitors to experience cutting-edge designs in Chengdu's Hi-Tech Zone.

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 creative space 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 shop will function as great meeting points.

Recently, the iF design center Chengdu celebrated its first anniversary. This is why we take a look at the highlights in 2020 - together with our colleagues on site.

✔️ Current exhibitions 

iF Design Center Chengdu: Seize your Opportunity in China

Enterprise Exhibition - Grohe Spa Luxury in Your Home

until 31 August 2021, Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
As global supplier of overall bathroom solutions and kitchen products, GROHE is committed to providing innovative life water products. This product design exhibition takes the subjective feelings of the visitor as the emotional link of the experience process. From the beginning, it is a high-start emotion with curiosity and anticipation, through the sensory experience of each modular SPA product, it drives the emotion of the visitor to relax and meditation, forming a complete emotional experience chain from high to gentle. Create a private space for high-end spas at home and bring a relaxing visual and touch experience.

iF Design Center Chengdu: Seize your Opportunity in China

"Design Talent Festival Chengdu"

8 June 2021–30 August, Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
iF Design Center Chengdu invites four universities in Chengdu to hold the first special exhibition of "Design Talent Festival Chengdu". This makes a contribution to promote the outstanding design works of young talented designers, and to attract the participation and exchange of design students and design lovers from Southwest China and the whole country.
The exhibition is composed of excellent works recommended by universities, covering, among others, industrial design, product design, architectural design and visual communication design. During the exhibition period, design related activities take place, including iF design talks and students' excellent creation conference.

iF Design Center Chengdu: Seize your Opportunity in China
iF Design Center Chengdu: Seize your Opportunity in China

Jewelry Design Exhibition – Meet Happiness
Glückliche Begegnung – Schmuck von Michelle Chen

Exhibition Area: Exhibition, Showcase A & B1-B6

From 6 July to 25 September 2021, the iF design center Chengdu held the Jewelry Design Exhibition – Meet Happiness (Glückliche Begegnung – Schmuck von Michelle Chen).
The designer, Michelle Chen, who is an iconic figure in Taiwan’s metalworking industry. She loves nature very much. This time she selected 30 pieces jewelry about flowers. We can through all jewelry found her mind and how to design them. This jewelry design exhibition take total 30 pieces jewelry works from 7 series.
Everyone can see Michelle Chen how to through the design of the shape of natural flowers, describing a wonderful and happy feeling. The happiness should be such a taste! The happiness and beauty in everyone’s mind start from the first meeting.

iF design center Chengdu | iF DESIGN AWARD Exhibition 2021

iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 Exhibition

1 July 2021-31 March 2022, Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
Showcasing the latest award-winning works of iF DESIGN AWARD 2021, the center is planning two modes for this exhibition. Physically awarded works will be placed in the design center for our visitors to have a closer experience with latest innovative products. Digitally awarded work will be display on media devices.

✔️Guiding tour through the building

Create your own exhibition by showing awarded and not awarded products and projects on five exhibition areas with different sizes, ranging from 85 to 165 m². The areas can be booked for 4 or 8 weeks.
Exhibition Area

Create your own exhibition by showing awarded and not awarded products and projects on five exhibition areas with different sizes, ranging from 85 to 165 m². The areas can be booked for 4 or 8 weeks.

A creative environment for your workshops, training courses, presentations, conferences or parties. Book this 130 m² event area, with a huge LED screen, for your individual event!
Event Space

A creative environment for your workshops, training courses, presentations, conferences or parties. Book this 130 m² event area, with a huge LED screen, for your individual event!

Another fully equipped conference room with a size of 120 m² is on the upper floor and can be booked for individual requirements.
Conference Room

Another fully equipped conference room with a size of 120 m² is on the upper floor and can be booked for individual requirements.

Do you plan to open a design studio in China and need to get some first experience? Nine different Temporary Offices can be rented free of charge until the end of March 2020.
Temporary Office

Do you plan to open a design studio in China and need to get some first experience? Nine different Temporary Offices can be rented free of charge until the end of March 2020.

Do you need top-equipped meeting rooms in an exclusive ambience? Our three rooms are suitable for groups of 8 to 12 people.
Meeting Room

Do you need top-equipped meeting rooms in an exclusive ambience? Our three rooms are suitable for groups of 8 to 12 people.

There are various recreation zones as an integral part of all working areas, inviting you to linger.
Relaxing Zone

There are various recreation zones as an integral part of all working areas, inviting you to linger.

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✔️ iF design center Chengdu 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
iF Design Center Chengdu: Seize your Opportunity in China

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 welcome to join the iF design shop, so that even more outstanding products can be provided to the public.

iF design café

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 responsibilites towards environmental protection: no paper cups are used at all, instead all cupas are reusable and eco-friendly.

iF design center Chengdu in detail

iF DCC_Relaxing Zone

Would you like to use this design center for your own event or exhibition? Find out more details here:

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Brochure_iF design center Chengdu PDF | 15.77 MB

✔️ 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.

✔️ 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.

Interested in taking a chance with your products in China? Or starting a business? Please contact us!


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