Hauser & Wirth was founded in 1992 in Zurich by Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser, who were joined in 2000 by Partner and President Marc Payot. Hauser & Wirth has expanded includes outposts in Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, Somerset, Gstaad and St. Moritz. The gallery recently announced a new London location which will be flagship space in Mayfair, complementing their existing Savile Row location.
In December 2017, Design Society opened in Shenzhen’s Shekou district in southern China. The V&A partnered with China Merchants Shekou Holdings to open this new cultural hub dedicated to design, that features the V&A’s first international gallery, alongside several other exhibitions and cultural spaces. The collaboration is the latest and most ambitious initiative to result from the V&A’s long-standing relationship with China.