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JD.com leads the Chinese conquest of the Milan Design Week

JD.com leads the Chinese conquest of the Milan Design Week

The swelling numbers of interior design and lifestyle shops popping up in China, makes it quite clear that Chinese consumers have a developing appreciation for design. Increasingly, interior and furniture design is becoming a staple of luxury events targeted at affluent Chinese consumers. As I already mentioned in my previous article The rise of multi-label and lifestyle brands in China, more and more auction houses have been adding a design and furniture element to their sales, encouraged by Chinese consumers’ design savvy shopping habits abroad. The trend is for well-decorated spaces to become increasingly important to Chinese consumers. This fact is...
How information technology is reshaping Chinese services

How information technology is reshaping Chinese services

I wanted to write a follow up of my previous article about the difficulties that the Beijing Design Week is facing, cause I felt that some infos that I shared in there needed a more extended explanation. But since some of the points mentioned in that article, like “Social media left out of the games” and “As long as guanxi are the key, promotion won’t be necessary”, are closely linked to the mutations the service system is going through, I ended up writing about how information technology is radically reshaping services of any kind in China, and how creativity is going...