Design Society

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in Shenzhen
Cathy Adams / Lonely Planet

China's first dedicated museum of design, this architectural landmark opened with media fanfare in 2017 on the Shekou shore with its famous founding partner, London's V&A Museum. A focus on contemporary concerns is present in shows that have included the story of China through comics and cutting-edge local designers. The fabulous building, designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, has plenty of room for humongous exhibitions, an excellent cafe (plus a small rooftop coffee kiosk with ocean views) and a dim sum restaurant.

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