The International (Guangzhou) Design Week 2007, organized by Guangzhou municipal government and the Economic and Trade Commission of Guangzhou Municipality, starts today. It will be held at Jinhan Exhibition Center and Baiyun International Convention Center in Guangzhou until the 4th of December.
The annual event is the only fair of the same kind that is recognized and promoted by International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA) and International Federation of Interior Architects/Interior Designers (IFI), three of the most authoritative international organizations in the design industry.
The design week consists of 5 parts: the expo, conferences and forums, competitions and awards, themed activities, and design workshops. The exhibition covers 24,000 square meters with over 200 firms involved in industrial design, brand promotion and graphic design, urban design, architecture design, interior design, and fashionable consumption design.
The heads of ICSID, ICOGRADA and IFI will all gather in Guangzhou for the event, which is the first time in China and is considered rare in comparison to events of the same kind around the world. This indicates that the design week in Guangzhou is gathering more importance in the world.
In addition, about 20,000 designers from home and abroad also gather for the design week, including top designers around the world, such as the designers from Pininfarina, the auto company that produces Ferrari, and the founder of German-based Festo, one of the world's top 500. Over 100 design masters will attend the forums of their fields.
Editor: canton fair