E03 / Qixing Road / Dashanzi Art District (original 798 Factory)
/ Chaoyang District / +86 10 5762 3086
Plus 86 Design Store
Where there is design, there will be awards, and in a country clearly intent on jet-propelling itself to the top echelons of the world design scene, the China Red Star Design Awards have become the default must-have for local and international brands alike. In 2009 CRSDA came up with the savvy idea of collecting together all its winners and up-comers and putting them together in a chic retail environment for everyone to enjoy, and the result was +86 Design Store, which now boasts three outlets in the capital.
The flagship store, fittingly located at the 798 Factory in the Dashanzi Art District, is a textbook lesson in cool merchandising – sparse white walls, check; polished concrete floor, check; where a veritable who’s who of funky, contemporary, utilitarian and desirable lifestyle and home decor pieces jostle for attention. With upwards of 50 brands represented and thousands of designs running the gamut from dinnerware to stationery, lighting and accessories, you’ll find the iconic colour saturated rubber Lexon 8.5 radio alongside cult French designer toys Les Déglingos, with Po, Alessi, Moleskine as well as quirky designs from Suck UK and a treasure trove more of modern inspiration. Think of it as your one-stop international gift shop!