ABOUT MOD - MYRIAD OF DESIGN ALLIANCE
Myriad of Design Alliance (MOD) is an independent forum of events, summits, panel discussions, tours and various platforms for information exchange about creativity in the fields of interior design and architecture, product design & production, brand development, and planning. Connecting design associates from across the globe, members can enjoy quality content on interior design, architecture, design related information as well as the latest news and events from our foreign associates in Hong Kong and global.
MOD Alliance dedicated to bringing designers and architects together through an educational yet interactive program. Creativity and design are intricately linked to the connection and communication between clients and designers also from business to business. MOD aspires to bring the best results for everyone by providing the platform for open communication between our associates. MOD is a fully integrated event management located in Hong Kong and Japan, and soon to expand to global. A combination of strategic vision and a meticulous eye for detail is the key to success.
MOD endeavors to create collaboration opportunities between associates and organizations in Hong Kong, Japan, and international. To empower design professionals to hone their skills and creative development through our independent forum for creativity exchange
TIMOTHY OULTON X MOD
A FEAST FOR THE SENSES
Space is Limted!
Discover the Gough's on Gough, Timothy Oulton's first restaurant concept, followed by brunch at the gallery to explore the authentic materials and designs that inspired the restaurant's unique interior.
The acclaimed Business of Design Week (BODW) will take place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from 4-9 December. Curated along the theme of “ITALY Makes a Difference”, BODW 2017 offers a fresh perspective towards “design-driven innovation” through the design dialogue between Italy and Hong Kong.
Italy Makes A Difference
BODW 2017 sees Italy return as official partner country, with leading Italian and international designers across a number of fields actively participating in the week-long event. Guided by the curatorial theme “Italy Makes A Difference”. Business of Design Week 2017 brings a star-studded line-up of design masters to Hong Kong Presence of the world’s top architectural masters a highlight this year’s edition, which will also shine a spotlight on Italy’s legacy of cutting-edge design
HERITAGE & DESIGN
BODW 2017 will unlock new business opportunities at an international level through a broad scope of programmes covering themes such as Brands & Innovation, Communication & Design, Product & Design, Design for Asia, Space & Design, Culture & The City, and Heritage & Design, which makes its debut at this year’s edition.
The Heritage & Design session makes its debut at BODW 2017, and is anchored by a string of leading creative minds from Italy who have been invited to share their insights with attendees. Speakers in this session will include master luthier Lapo Vettori (Paolo Vettori Daughter & Sons), Giulio Vinaccia (Giulio Vinaccia & Associates), Jacopo Foggini (Galleria Jacopo Foggini), musician and independent producer Zhu Zheqin, Dadawa (KANJIAN Creation) and more. The new focus on design heritage is part of the ongoing growth in scope of BODW, representing the event’s legacy of celebrating the rich world of design. The multi-disciplinary event serves
BODW 2017 will see some of the most influential thought leaders in the business of design share their fascinating insights with audiences, with an impressive lineup of experts from architecture. Masters speaking at this year’s edition include Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas (Studio Fuksas); Professor Jacques Herzog (Herzog & de Meuron); Alberto Meda (Alberto Meda Design); Mario Bellini (Mario Bellini Architects); Sou Fujimoto (Sou Fujimoto Architects Inc.); Marco Balich (Balich Worldwide Shows); Ben van Berkel (UNStudio); Dr Paul Thompson (Royal College of Art); artist Edoardo Tresoldi; Mitja Borkert (Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.); Oscar Farinetti (Eataly); Rocco Yim (Rocco Design Architects Ltd), and many more.
The Hong Kong’s most anticipated cultural event returns once again this year with deTour 2017, a 10-day festival celebrating creative expression, set to take place from 1 December to 10 December at PMQ, the heart of Hong Kong’s creative community.
Witness the Harmonious Chaos of Design at deTour 2017, 10 days of free public installations, exhibitions, workshops, and dialogues showcasing the best of Hong Kong’s creative community
| 4 installations, 11 exhibitions, 19 Design Dialogues, 80 Workshops, 108 Satellite events |
The interactive Hanging Wall, 合, is positioned centre stage to take advantage of the large vertical space and create a dramatic sculpture which floats in the void of the cathedral like space, as a focal point for people and the 2017 Detour.
With sensor controlled LED illuminated fabric sections the sculpture will respond to the movement at its base around the courtyard. The Sculpture is designed to respond to movement and it could be imagined to program games into its layout.
Ripple is a large-scale installation artwork (bubble cells figured by white wires) following two exhibitions 0.013 Seconds and Influence in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Based on the Buddhist doctrines, this 3D installation expresses human life in relation to the circulation of time frame in the form of movement of ripples which leads to a mirror effect.
Water ripples develop a form of movement symbolizing circulation of life in our world and the harmonious human life in the state of flux. A cycle of life, that is birth, death, and rebirth, happens in a Ksana (0.013 seconds) and repeats indefinitely.
Motion Type Project
ince the advent of motion graphic, it plays an important role in the dissemination of information. However, the major motion graphics are products of the Roman alphabet, with relatively few examples in Chinese.
With the differences between Oriental and Western characters, it is not entirely appropriate to adopt the same design approach. In order to offer insights into Chinese design associated with the design quality in motion, the findings of this study should facilitate understanding of how designers or design students learn the evaluation of Chinese motion graphics.
The winner will showcase their design at Salone del Mobile in April 2018 with all-expenses paid trip to Milan
British brand Victoria + Albert is delighted to announce the return of the Victoria + Albert International Design Awards. The competition has been brought back following the outstanding success of the inaugural Awards where we received over 150 submissions from keen designers across the globe.
Open to architects, designers and students, this year’s competition draws on the ever-popular concept of boutique hotels. Using Victoria + Albert’s products – baths, basins, vanities or their comprehensive range of brassware, participants are expected to conceptualize a space that inspires, relaxes and invigorates.
Entries will be judged on creativity, personality, functionality and overall aesthetics. The winner will get the chance to showcase their design at the prestigious Salone del Mobile 2018 in an all-expenses sponsored trip to Milan.
This year, a global panel of renowned architects and designers will use their expertise in hospitality design to assess the submitted entries. Among them are Beat Huesler, Director of Oppenheim Architecture + Design, and Simon Kincaid, Director of Conran and Partners.
How to enter
- Design a compact bathroom space of 3m x 3m, using at least, but not withstanding to, one Victoria + Albert bathroom product.
- Submit at least 2 project views, including a rendering or sketch and a floor plan, using the 2D or 3D downloads available here.
- Include a 150-words description to explain the submitted concept.
Deadline: 22 December 2017
Internationally renowned for its luxurious freestanding baths and basins, Victoria + Albert also offers a diverse range of exquisitely crafted bathroom furniture to allow designers and homeowners to obtain the brand’s timelessly elegant look in their bathroom design. The brand recently launched the Vetralla and Vetralla 2 freestanding baths, which at 1493mm and 1650mm in length, is Victoria + Albert’smost compact bath to date.
100% crafted from QUARRYCAST®, a unique blend of Volcanic Limestone™ and high performance resins that is exclusive to the brand, Victoria + Albert’s baths and 3 basins retains heat for longer and are naturally white for ease of maintenance. The material is also luxuriously smooth, scratch-resistant, super-strong and light. So confident is Victoria + Albert with its material, each bath comes with a 25- year consumer guarantee, 8 year commercial.
Judging Criteria and notes to entrant
- Victoria + Albert’s Baths works with various dealers across Asia to make its products available in the region.
- Volcanic Limestone™ is Victoria + Albert’s propriety name for the very special white rock that is perfect for making baths and basins.
- This is formed when the elemental forces associated with liquid magma acts upon surrounding soft, chalky limestone. The immense heat and pressure from the magma transforms the neighbouring rock into a new material made up of incredibly hard strands.
- Victoria + Albert blends milled Volcanic Limestone™ with high quality resins to bind these strands into a complex 3D matrix.
- The finished result is QUARRYCAST® - a world class composite with an
- exceptional strength to weight ratio.
- QUARRYCAST® is a stone-rich alternative to both cast iron and acrylic. It is 100% naturally white, naturally scratch resistant and hand finished.
- The material has passed a 5,000kg mass test, so Victoria + Albert’s baths won’t creak or flex.
To see Victoria + Albert’s complete collection visit: www.vandabaths.com
Beat Huesler, Director of Oppenheim Architecture + Design Europe (Basel, Switzerland)
Beat Huesler is the Director of European Operations for Oppenheim Architecture having co-founded Oppenheim Architecture Europe with Chad Oppenheim in 2009. Huesler has over 26 years of experience in the design industry and has won several prestigious distinctions such as honours from WAF, Architizer, and the Africa & Arabia Property Awards.
Interior Design Director of Handel Architects
(San Francisco, USA)
British designer Richard Felix-Ashman has over twenty years of experience in design, having pursued the specialty after studying fine arts and architecture in London and Brighton respectively. In design, he finds that the harmony of scale, tone and textures are key, a sentiment that he credits to his fine arts training.
Alexandra Champalimaud, Founder of Champalimaud Design
(New York, USA)
Alexandra Champalimaud has an established reputation for developing bespoke designs of the highest calibre and was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2012 . She frequently draws inspiration from the many cultures that she has been immersed in, as a result of her personal commissions in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
Simon Kincaid, Director of Conran and Partners (London, UK)
Simon Kincaid has over nineteen years of experience in residential and hospitality design and, as the director of Conran and Partners, lends expertise in optimising layouts and creating strong design narratives to the panel. Additionally, as the head of the interiors department with a focus on UK residential developments, Simon has a well-versed understanding of consumer lifestyle trends.
Laura Bielecki, Senior Interior Designer at Ellington
Laura has become an industry voice through her popular blog, “Luxury Interiors”, and has a special interest in Green Building, and has a LEED accreditation under her belt. She has worked an a diverse array of environments and, in 2012, Bielecki was awarded “Middle East Young Designer of the Year” at the Commercial Interior Design Awards.
JCD AWARDS 2017 - ENTER YOUR PROJECTS!
Founded in 1963, the predecessor of the Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association (JCD) was once known as the Japanese Society of Commercial Space Designers. The society was established under the increasing demand for improvement in commercial environmental designs prior to the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. Since then, the social and design atmosphere in Japan and around the world have changed drastically. JCD provides a professional platform to enable the exchange of ideas between commercial and environmental designers, and continues to contribute back to society through the promotion and enhancement of cultural values. JCD is an organisation that consists of interior designers, architects, spatial designers, lighting designers and graphic designers, etc., and serves as a platform for diverse individuals, both domestic and foreign, to interact and broaden their horizons on design perspectives.
In waves of change and influence, JCD has constantly produced campaigns that have continued to achieve its mission. JCD endeavours the international exchange of knowledge between members of the industry, for designers to question one’s own achievements in order to push one’s limits, to share their skills and expertise to the world, to receive high acclamation in return and to irrevocably contribute back to society.
CATEGORIES FOR PARTICIPATION & SUBMISSION
Communication design in the commercial environment includes projects in the following six (6) categories
Shops (Fashion, Specialty Stores, Delicatessens)・Showrooms・etc.
Food & Beverage Space
Public Commercial Space
Shopping Centers・Department Stores・Shopping Malls(Outlets)・Markets (Foods, FLowers, Miscellaneous Goods)・etc.
Service & Entertainment Space
Hotels(City, Resort)・Ceremony Halls(Memorial, Wedding, Funeral)・Beauty salons・Spas・Fitness Gyms・Amusement Centres・Cinemas・etc.
Culture & Communication Space
Museums・Libraries・Theatres・Forum Spaces・Concert Halls・Religious Spaces・Railway Stations・Airports・etc.
Public Living Space
Offices・Studios・Apartment Public Spaces・Health Centres・Medical Institutions・Educational Institutions・Warehouses・Factories・etc.
Entries should have been created between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017 and should currently be in operation.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY
Designers who held a position of responsibility for the work. Such individuals may also apply to be judges.
(Judge applicant cannot vote for his/her own work.)
Only online registrations are being accepted. For application forms and further details: https://jcd-award.net/applications/en
Application Submission: April, 1, 2017
Submission Deadline: May 23, 2017
A maximum of five (5) Photographs
File format: JPG
Floor Plan (Drawing)
File format: JPG
Sizes and Resolution
Max:W 800 pixel x H 600 pixel OR W 450 pixel x H 600 pixel
144 DPI, 144 pixel/inch.
Up to 100 words in English (150 characters in Japanese)
Up to Max 400KB for each file | Purpose of work: Up to 20 words (Category)
※Design company name, or description is prohibited.
- Initial screening will be undertaken on the internet over a live USTREAM feed.
- The highest rated commercial environment designs of the year will be selected from entries to be BEST 100
- Results will be announced on JCD/MERCI (OVERSEAS - HK) website.
- If the applicant passes the primary screening, the applicant cannot submit the presentation panel before 2nd screening day, or failed to respond to the secretariat’s communication, or we cannot reach the applicant, the applicant’s submission will be automatically declined.
Works selected as JCD BEST 100 will be placed on presentation panels and judged at a live event at Tokyo Design Center
1 x JCD GRAND AWARD (500,000 yen)
5 x JCD GOLD AWARD (100,000 yen)
10 x JCD SILVER AWARD
3 x JCD JURY'S AWARD
3 x JCD ROOKIE AWARD
3 x SPECIAL AWARD
[Results will be announced on JCD/ MERCI (Overseas- HK) website]
The second round of judging will also be live on USTREAM
2017 JUDGING PANEL
JURY MEMBERS FOR INITIAL SCREENING
Naoki Iijima, Tatsuo Iwasa, Katsuya Iwamoto, Keiko Uchiyama,
Toshihito Okura, Shinji Otsuka, Hideki Oda,Miki Orihara, Eriko Kasahara, Kumiko Kanome, Shigeru Kubota, Makoto Koizumi, Megumi Takahashi, Toru Tasai, Tomohisa Nagai, Katsuhiko Nagao, Yusuke Nakamura,
Shigeo Nakamura, Takeshi Hagiwara, Hiromu Hasegawa, Keiji Harada, Katsuya Fukada, Akihito Fumita, Junji Fuwa, Masami Morita,
Kenichi Yamazato, Tetsuya Watanabe
JURY MEMBERS FOR FINAL SELECTION
Jun Aoki, Taro Igarashi, Gwenael Nicolas, Ryu Kosaka, Shigechiyo Suzuki,
Masanobu Takeishi, Makoto Tanijiri, Yukio Hashimoto (※Chairman), Horace Pan
Fees for Submissions
Excluding commission on drafts sold.
The cost for TAX & copy output for the initial screening included
Payment: By Bank transfer only
※ All local and overseas Remittance charges should be paid by applicants
※ APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 23, 2017
PAYING BANK: MIZUHO BANK, LTD.
SWIFT CODE: MHCBJPJT
A/C WITH BRANCH: HONGO BRANCH
Payment recipient: Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association.
HOW TO APPLY - APPLICATION
THE FINAL JUDGING PROCESS
Will be open to the public on July 1, 2017 (Tokyo Design Center)
Fees: Entrance is Free
Address：5-25-19 Higashi-Gotanda Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Japan 1410022
USTREAM Live Distributor:
Co. Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association (JCD)
SUPPORTED BY (Japan):
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (applied)
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(applied)
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) (applied)
Tokyo Design Center
co organizer(OVERSEAS - HONG KONG)
SPONSORS(OVERSEAS - HONG KONG):
Garde Co., Ltd
Space Japan Co., Ltd
VENUE SPONSORS (OVERSEAS - HONG KONG):
MOD - MYRIAD OF DESIGN ALLIANCE
RIBA HK CHAPTER
RDI HK CHAPTER
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DETAIL:
Co. Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association
" JCD international design award 2017 " Secretariat
2-1-6-101 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo JAPAN 〒101-0021
2016 JCD AWARDS PREVIEW
HKIA - Furniture Design Competition
This year, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects - HKIA is collaborating with Merci Media and HONED LTD to host the furniture design competition. Initiated and coordinated by HKIA Young Members Committee, the competition is calling for creative furniture design that addresses SMART living concept in the context of Hong Kong. Please attend the briefing session to get more information!
Briefing Session:15 May 2017 (7:00pm) @HKIA Premises
Submission Deadline: 15 Jun 2017
Announcement of Shortlisted Entries: July 2017
Production of Prototype for Exhibition: Aug - Nov 2017
Prize Presentation cum Exhibition Opening Ceremony: 2 Dec 2017
About DESIGN TRUST
an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, is pleased to announce its first collaboration with the New York-based Storefront for Art and Architecture – the influential non-profit organisation committed to the advancement of innovative positions in architecture, art and design – on its first ever appearance in Hong Kong.
Formatted as a three-day series of events, Storefront International Series: Hong Kong (Storefront IS Hong Kong) will showcase a series of events that will take place in contested sites across Hong Kong between 7th - 9th July. These events seek to address the nature of urban public life, and to highlight the challenges and opportunities faced by Hong Kong residents.
Local and global agents from various fields will present and discuss their ideas and observations about various places within the city, bringing to the forefront a larger conversation about the cultural and physical landscapes of the region.
As part of the Storefront International Series: Hong Kong, a public ideas review for Design Trust Futures Studio, DESIGN TRUST’s new flagship programme conceptualized by Co-founder and Executive Director Marisa Yiu, will also be held on 8th July.
Storefront IS Hong Kong is part of the Storefront International Series, a nomadic project that brings the experimental formats of Storefront’s events series to cities and territories around the globe. Establishing a transversal format of inquiry, Storefront International Series works with local individuals and institutions to identify and address the most pressing issues in a particular region through alternative frameworks of discussion. By bringing together agents from the fields of art, architecture, literature, politics, real estate, anthropology, economics, technology, design, and science with members of the public, the Storefront International Series aims to articulate local desires within a global context.
DAY 1: FRIDAY, JULY 7TH
Event: Reading Images Series: Transborder Territories
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Ferry from Hong Kong to Shekou
Attendance: Open to public*
Meeting point and time: East Bridge, 3/F, Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal at 10:45 am
Details: Participants will together look at and discuss specific images and the landscape on a ferry ride.
Strategically located in the Pearl River Delta region of southern China, Hong Kong, officially an “autonomous territory,” serves as the gateway to modern China. The border between Hong Kong and mainland China is crossed every day by thousands of people who work or study on the other side. The infrastructure of the daily commute and the service economy has developed into a third space, inhabited by migrant bodies and defined by financial and cultural exchange protocols. This transnational community represents a rich and diverse engine for the economic and cultural growth of the region. The Hong Kong-Shenzhen border will be the site for a critical discussion around questions of migration and exchange, learning from local conditions and reflecting upon geopolitical borders on a global scale.
The Reading Images Series invites participants to closely look into images and construct arguments, narratives, and observations that produce incisive readings about form, politics, gaze, and representation.
Participants: Ethel Baraona, Ole Bouman, Eva Franch, Christina Li, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Cole Roskam, Paul Tse, Evelyn Ting, Marisa Yiu
Image contributors: Merve Bedir, Laurent Gutierrez, Venus Lau, MAP Office, Stanley Wong
*Members of public are welcome to attend if they buy their own ferry tickets (First Class session HKD180) and arrange a Shenzhen visa independently. The ferry from Hong Kong to Shekou departs at 11:30 am. Please be reminded that all participants will have to depart the ferry on arrival at Shekou and independently arrange further transportation back to Hong Kong, via the ferry (1:10pm / 2:15pm / 3:35pm) or alternative border crossing.
DAY 2: Saturday, JULY 8TH
Event: Definition Series: Smallness
(Design Trust Futures Studio Public Ideas Review Session 1)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Spring Workshop , 3/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
Attendance: Open to public (RSVP required: https://goo.gl/forms/BR6ozkEX24MMFqYH3)
Details: Definition Series: “In mid-2014, the population of Hong Kong was 7.24 million, including 7.03 million Usual Residents and 0.22 million Mobile Residents. During the period 2010 to 2014, the population grew at an average annual rate of 0.8%.” Hong Kong’s limited physical territory and its population growth have increased the development of spaces for micro-living, augmenting the already high density of the city. Definition Series: Smallness, part of the Design Trust Futures Studio Public Review, examines how “smallness,” also understood as a form of agility in the face of seemingly fixed structures, can be operative in architecture. Addressing both public and private spaces, participants will present a definition of the notion of “smallness” and its impact upon the development of the city of Hong Kong.
Design Trust Futures Studio is a new cross-disciplinary initiative. Experts in design will focus on future-oriented thinking with outcomes that are impactful to society or public space in Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta Region. With an inaugural theme of “SMALL IS MEANINGFUL,” the exploration and research of the Design Trust Futures Studio will initiate with an examination of housing and parks in Hong Kong, and will address how space is utilised, subsequently developing a series of new prototypes of micro-parks for Hong Kong.
Definition Series: Smallness is hosted in partnership with Spring Workshop.
The Definition Series invites participants to produce their own definitions of a given term, constructing a multifaceted edifice around particular words and their contemporary usage in specific fields, contexts, and practices.
Moderator and Curator: Eva Franch, Marisa Yiu
Design Trust Futures Studio Mentors: Gary Chang, Stanley Wong
Design Trust Futures Studio Designer Mentees: Sylvia Chan, Zoey Chan, Jose Fu, Cesar Harada, Stephen Ip, DickWai Lai, Ricky Lai, Vivian Ng, Xavier Tsang, Samuel Wong, Wendy Wu, Fion Zhang
Guest Participants: James Acuna, Ethel Baraona, Arnault Castel, Donald Choi, Patrick Hwang, Tat Lam, Lesley Lau, Leslie Lu, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Duncan Pescod, Suhanya Raffel, Cole Roskam, Eric Schuldenfrei, Ada Wong, Eric Yim
Manifesto Series: Scale (Design Trust Futures Studio Public Ideas Review Session 2)
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Spring Workshop, 3/F, Remex Centre (enter on Heung Yip Rd), 42 Wong Chuk Hang Rd
Attendance: Open to public (RSVP required: https://goo.gl/forms/BR6ozkEX24MMFqYH3)
The notion of scale allows us to understand relationships between space and context; born out of historical precedents and conventions of knowledge production, scale is a shifting cultural construct. Discussions about scale during the end of the last century in Europe focused on reevaluating scale in accordance with emerging infrastructural spaces and typologies. With homogeneous city models appearing worldwide, ideas of scale have been disseminated as yet another force of globalization. What scalar conditions are endemic to the contemporary reality of global metropoli in Southeast Asia and elsewhere? What can be understood from this context in Hong Kong? Manifesto Series: Scale presents seven-minute manifestos by a group of participants who will each take a position on scale in Hong Kong.
Definition Series: Smallness is hosted in partnership with Spring Workshop. The Manifesto Series invites participants to denounce a present or past condition; proclaim an alternative present, past, or future situation; and indicate a strategy or method of action.
Moderator and Curator: Eva Franch, Marisa Yiu
Design Trust Futures Studio Mentors: Gary Chang, Stanley Wong
Design Trust Futures Studio Designer Mentees: Sylvia Chan, Zoey Chan, Jose Fu, Cesar Harada, Stephen Ip, DickWai Lai, Ricky Lai, Vivian Ng, Xavier Tsang, Samuel Wong, Wendy Wu, Ffion Zhang
Guest Participants: James Acuna, Ethel Baraona, Arnault Castel, Donald Choi, Patrick Hwang, Tat Lam, Lesley Lau, Leslie Lu, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Suhanya Raffel, Cole Roskam, Eric Schuldenfrei, Eric Yim
DAY 3: SUNDAY, JULY 9TH
Walking Series: Legibility
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan, Wanchai, North Point
Attendance: Open to public (Details to be confirmed)
The collective imaginary of a city is made up of recognizable icons, signs, symbols, ratios, chromatic palettes, smells, acoustic signatures, and other multiple modalities of perception. Moving through Hong Kong, from its continuous interior walkways to its sidewalks and onto the upper platforms of the city’s tram infrastructure, one perceives a city from particular types of vantage points. These perspectives, or geographies of perception, constitute an identitary signature of Hong Kong’s urban imaginary. Moreover, we now navigate the city with the aid of digital technologies that guide us each time through a different optimized experience. Our ability to read the city has shifted; neon signs are
being substituted by pop-up ads, for example. In a time where the urban and the digital are colliding, how should we read the city? What forms of experiencing the built environment are obsolete, and which are emerging? Walking Series: Legibility is a series of city tours led by local and international experts that will each render visible and legible a particular layer of the urban fabric and public life.
The Walking Series is an event that invites individuals both familiar with and foreign to a particular territory to lead a walking exercise through its streets or paths. Borrowing from examples of guided tours, the Walking Series unveils latent realities through a real-time experience of navigation and transit.
Participants: Adonian Chan, Maggie Lin, Brian Kwok, Kevin Mak, Pauline Tsang
Event: Cabaret Series: Excess (To High Density)
Time: 2:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Studio 9 design gallery and studio, Wong Chuk Hang
Attendance: RSVP required (prior registration needed to gain access - https://goo.gl/forms/8ruejpnszqR0JnRs1)*
Details: Excess, a fundamental term in modern aesthetic theory, enables the self but also annihilates it. The high density of Hong Kong constitutes one of its fundamental identities, but when is high density too high? Cabaret Series: Excess presents a series of performances about the costs and benefits of high-density urban living, as well as explorations on more sustainable ideas of growth and development.
Cabaret Series: Excess is hosted in partnership with Studio 9. Refreshments are kindly provided by The Coffee Academics.
The Cabaret Series develops modes of expression that engage with contemporary discourses, audiences, and physical space in a playful and humorous manner. These events aim to produce new forms of communication between speakers, performers, and spectators through provocation, seduction, and immediacy.
Participants: Shane Aspegren, Ethel Baraona, Gary Chang, Eva Franch, William Lane, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Thomas Tsang, Ahlaiya Yung
IDFF2017, to be held from Aug 25-29 in HKCEC Hall 3E, remains an upscale ' boutique' design event with sophisticated mood atmosphere and is excited to introduce 3 integrated elements into this year event :
1> 15 + [ Dialogue Speakers Series ] forum
Speakers list - [ Steve Leung of SLA / William Lim of CL3 / David Hoggard of PDP London / S.Yu of Zaha Hadid / I Goudsmit of OMA / E Collins of Purcells / O Ng of LAAB / T Kwan of Tino Kwan Lighting / A Rifkin of Hanson Robotics / S Chow of Benoy / S Krummeck of Farrells / Michael Ng of Foster + Partners / B Ng of Collective / C Godfrey of Hisrch Bedner/ Panel discussion from Bespoke Careers and more + ]
2> Showcase Galleries of exquisite brands : St Louis / Baccarat / Alno / Knoll / Serip / Swarovski Optik / Arissto / Seventhirity / Living Station by Panasonic / Everything Under the Sun
3> 5 Design Exhibitions
- Das Haus Asia by Wiliam Lim
- Furniture Exhibitions by 10 cc
- Chan Tea house by Alan Chan
- City of towers by Zaha Hadid
- On reading curated by Anderson Lee on architectural projects from hk, china and Taiwan
Discount Tickets ON SALE by HK Ticketing direct link : www.hkticketing.com/events/WCIDFFH0817
RETAIL DESIGN AND BEYOND
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Enjoy a discussion lead by RDI while being in the surroundings of one of the most inspring retail stores across the globe.
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 6:30pm: Registration
7:15pm Speech and discussion
7:30pm Private tour of Timothy Oulton new club
Venue: Timothy Oulton Hong Kong, 15 Gough street, Hong Kong
RDI Members: Complimentary
Non-member: HKD300 / USD40
Click here to apply for a RDI Membership
About Retail Design Institute HK Chapter
A non-profit organization founded in 1961, the Retail Design Institute represents a diverse range of professionals - and students - dedicated to creating world-class retail experiences. We promote the advancement of our industry by developing educational, career building and networking opportunities. The Hong Kong "City Center" currently represents the Asia Pacific region and is on a path to becoming a fully-fledged Chapter. Our membership includes architects, designers, art directors, developers, engineers, store planners, strategists, visual merchandisers, educators, set designers, trade partners, retailers, journalists and students of design. Join us!
For more information on RDI, please visit https://www.retaildesigninstitute.org/chapter/42
Esin workshop - tokyo
John Warwicker: What is Creativity
ESIN Hong Kong Workshop
ESIN Workshop will be running our first 5 day workshop in HK from Thursday 24th September - through to Monday 28th September (holiday weekend). Assuming this goes ahead the second HK workshop will take place from November 11th to 15th - all workshop dates and locations can be found here http://projectesin.com/en/workshop-sign-up/. The location is MakerHive (http://makerhive.com.hk/) in Kennedy Town. .
The Esin Story
ESIN Workshop will be running our first 5 day workshop in HK from Thursday 24th September - through to Monday 28th September (holiday weekend). All workshop dates and locations can be found here http://projectesin.com/en/workshop-sign-up/. The location is MakerHive (http://makerhive.com.hk/) in Kennedy Town. The visiting Creative Leaders confirmed are Joel Baumannhttp://joelbaumann.com/about/ and John Warwicker http://www.johnwarwicker.com/.
Artists, designers, architects, musicians, photographers, writers, coders, gamers, film makers, sculptors, choreographers, product makers, inventors, thinkers, explorers – just some of the people who will attend. Event booking also available here https://www.facebook.com/events/302146686576070/
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