CHEF TABLE

“CHEF TABLE”: the first-class private dining for Designers by 
Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai & AD Magazine


“CHEF TABLE”, an exclusive feast dedicated to top industry designers, presented by Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai and AD Magazine, has been successfully held in the prestigious Xintiandi, celebrating the coming Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai in November. 

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In this first edition, that will be held on 19-21 November, 2016 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, Salone del Mobile. Milano Shanghai is to bring the top Italian furniture and design to China. In this dedicated CHEF TABLE event, Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai and AD Magazine invited the well-known artist and designer, Ms. Jing Lin and the executive chef of VA BENE, Mr. Natalino Ambra, to specially create a “Salone” menu, combining the merits of oriental Chinese taste and pure Italian cuisine, presenting an impressive visual and gustatory food journey. 

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The CHEF TABLE was hosted by Ms. Sharon Leece, editorial consultant of AD Magazine. Mr. Stefano Beltrame, Consul General of Italy in Shanghai and Mr. Roberto Snaidero, President of Salone del Mobile.Milano expressed during their speeches at the event the excitement of showcasing Italian excellence in China, the great expectation for the coming show in November and the great honor to establish solid relationship with top Chinese design community.

More than 30 designers have attended the event, including the architectural designers Andrea Destefanis and Filippo Gabbiani from Kokaistudios-, design consultant Ben Wood from Wood&Zapata, Virginie Moriette and Xu Ming from MVW, architectural designers Kenneth Grant Jenkins and Samuel Chiao from Shanghai Enerke, design consultant Bill Yen from MRT Design, Lyndon Neri from Neri&Hu, decoration designer Dario Pavon from Shanghai Duomi, Hai Chen from Blue Shanghai White, the famous artist Zhou Tiehai, Delphine Yip from Naked Retreats, designers Zhou Guangming and Zhu Tongyun from Vermilion Zhou, Shi Dayu from Dragonfly Design Center, Wang Yang from YAANG Life, architectural designer Margaux Lhermitte from Ocean Global, interior designer Cathy Wang from Main Top, designer Paloma Bouteleux, designer Giuseppe Univochi from Windows Seen, independent director and photographer Andrea Cavazzuti, and Jiang Ning from Gongshang Art Organization, and more. Management representatives from Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai and AD Magazine participated in this event as well.

During the CHEF TABLE, the distinguished guests, heart of the Chinese market furniture and design industry, shared and exchanged their insights on Chinese and Italian design. This dinner party was not only a great gathering of key industry players, but also a valuable opportunity to boost the relationship between China and Italy in terms of culture and design, enabling to build a closer connection between the two countries.