Dutch designers were invited to join the Products Design Center (PDC) in their activities during the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, held from 23 to 27 April 2011. The PDC offers participating designers matchmaking and networking opportunities and a space for showcasing Dutch design in one of the central halls of the fair. The BNO collaborated with Syntens to invite Dutch design companies to join in a mission to participate in the PDC project, as part of the DutchDFA program.
The next Canton fair will be held end October 2011 and studio PLOT will be joining this designmission in the 3rd phase from 31, Oct untill 4, Nov.
Goal: an inspiring long term relationship in design with chinese manufacturers and suppliers
The Canton Fair is China’s biggest export fair covering a broad range of sectors. The fair is held two times a year in Guangzhou and hosts approximately 22.000 exhibitors consisting of Chinese manufacturers and brands. The fair is strongly supported by the Chinese central (Beijing), provincial (Guangdong) and local (Guangzhou) governments. At the end of 2010 the Canton Fair Authority has established a “Products Design Center” (PDC), which will render design services (e.g., matchmaking between fair exhibitors and foreign designers).