Bringing global design perspectives to Shenzhen Design Week
Addressing “Design for Sustainability”, Shenzhen Design Week invited M Moser designers, Addy Walcott and Wicky Chen, to share insights on global design practices in two separate sessions. These discussions were part of a broader celebration honouring the long history of collaborative design innovation between Shenzhen and “guest city” of the year, London.
Culture and human experience in design
Using examples from Diageo in Singapore and M Moser’s ongoing work with Tencent in Shenzhen, Walcott highlighted the value of creating an immersive, branded workplace experience with the well-being of people at its core: “It makes business sense,” he shared. “Design centred on human sustainability in the workplace helps our global clients attract skilled talent, enhance productivity, and drive innovation.”
Collaborative opportunities for London and Shenzhen
In an interactive panel featuring M Moser designers and other speakers from the UK and China, Wicky Chen underlined the contrasts in urban design processes between London, immersed in history and long-standing culture, and Shenzhen, a rapidly developing megacity.
With experience in collaborating with global teams across M Moser’s 20 locations worldwide, Chen emphasised the need for communities in both cities to learn from each other’s development and design practices. Taking inspiration from culture and heritage, Walcott added, results in the delivery of unique designs, emotionally enhanced by distinct local identities with a global perspective.
M Moser’s international recognition was displayed at the London Pavilion in the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre throughout the event, reinforcing our expertise in delivering transformative workplaces for global businesses.