Upcoming exhibit 'Value of Design' focuses on progress of art

Shenzhen has over the last few years been transforming itself from a labor-intensive manufacturing city into a hotbed for creativity. One of its innovation initiatives is the launch of Design Society, a cultural hub in Shekou, once a booming industrial zone, to be opened to the public in October.

The London museum provides expertise in the development of Design Society. The V&A has also named a gallery after it and will hold an opening exhibition when Design Society is unveiled.

The exhibition, titled Values of Design, will examine how different values have motivated the progress of design. On show will be 250 works in V&A's collection, spanning from AD 900 till modern times.