Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Shanghai...



It was a short but great trip to Shanghai. There I met with some wonderful people mostly factory owners. Things are really tough in China. These are certainly interesting times here. They are all making cuts. Luckily, some of them need design help. While others are just relying (and some reverting back to) copying the same old stuff.



I did find one really bright story. I had dinner with a great guy named David Bannister. We sat outside at Luna in the ultra hip Xin Tian Di. The weather was perfect.



David is a man with a long record of success going far back in the furniture business from Asia. I was so lucky to be able to share dinner and hear all about his experiences. And learn! He's such a cool guy! He's just launched a line of chairs called "Metro" and it's off to a great start! No surprise.

I'm back in Shenzhen and ready to continue designing some new products for fall introductions. So it's back to the grind...◦
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9 comments:

Dallas Shaw said...

just stopping over to see your blog and to say thank you for the nice comment

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Tom Erdman said...

There's really nothing quite like Shanghai. I'll be there in a couple of weeks.

angelo said...

Welcome back and congrats...

Susan said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments on my work. It's my passion. And now I can add your site to my internet stalking :) cheers Susan

DesignTies said...

Well, seeing as Blogger is out of order for you right now, I hope you're working hard on designing new products to show us when Blogger is back up and running!! :-)

Kelly @ DesigntTies

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Thanks for sharing...hope to fly over there one day, heard so much fab things... Welcome back darling!

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

Sounds like a great trip. Hows the furniture line coming along?

susanna legrenzi said...

hi, i'm susanna, senior editor art and design at the weekly magazine of italian newspaper corriere della sera. i invite you at big ben. thans, s

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

Hope you had good travels!