Design Society

Top choice gallery in Shenzhen

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China's first dedicated museum of design, this architectural landmark opened on the Shékǒu shore in 2017 to considerable media fanfare. This was largely down to its inaugural exhibition, 'Values of Design', featuring 250 objects and curation from London's world-renowned V&A Museum, and set to run until August 2019. 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.