Taking "Better Design, Better Life" as its theme, The shanghai Design Biennial (SDB) will be Held in Shanghai during Sep. 14-16, 2006.
The purpose of the Exhibition is to exchange design concepts, to share design experience, to develop design market and to create business opportunities, with a tenet of "To build up a bridge to connect domestic and abroad designers, consumers, enterprises and markets".
The former name of SDB was "Shanghai International Design and Innovation Forum and Exhibition " held in Shanghai in 1999. The latter was composed of Sino-Italy Industrial Design Week and Innovation Design Exhibition. The Industrial Design Week consisted of Industrial Design Forum and several seminars such as Environment & Architecture Design, Jewelry Design and Product Design. The Exhibition covered 8,000 m2 and showed innovation products of industrial design (home electric appliances, instruments, machines etc.), architecture design and upholster, finery, advertisements etc. During the preparation of the 2nd session in 2004, the organizers renamed activity as "Shanghai Design Biennial" after consulting a lot of expertise and decided to hold SDB biyearly. Thus, after several sessions, SDB will coincide with the convocation of 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
For more information please visit the Exhibition 's webside : http://sdb.sstec.com.cn/_en