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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. 

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR VALUE

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

 This year, MOD - Myriad of Design Alliance incorporate with UDS Japan, a design hotel group with the retail business, to inviting the talented designer to join us for the cultural exchange and business matching tour. Selected artists and designers and artist with their product is going to showcase in UDS hotel for sales and exhibition, dialogue to generals public and also the exclusive business to business opportunity to extend your design journey started in Japan market. Please join us for the briefing session for details.  If your business is in the Home & Lifestyle accessories categories, you are welcome to submit your product information for the interview session. The quality of design with high confidence and deep spirituality is what we are looking.  Tour including the visit of the Miho Museum designed by Architect I.M. Pei and exclusive private tour in surrounded area, craftsmanship workshop and factories visit. It is an opportunity and chance to inspire your desire in design masterpiece.   BRIEFING SESSION  Date        August 23, 2017 Time:        7:00pm - 8:00pm Venue:     Chi Art, Central   RSVP & PROFILIO SUBMISSION  Submit your business portfolio or make your RSVP to admin@mod-alliance.net before August 18, 2017

This year, MOD - Myriad of Design Alliance incorporate with UDS Japan, a design hotel group with the retail business, to inviting the talented designer to join us for the cultural exchange and business matching tour. Selected artists and designers and artist with their product is going to showcase in UDS hotel for sales and exhibition, dialogue to generals public and also the exclusive business to business opportunity to extend your design journey started in Japan market. Please join us for the briefing session for details.

If your business is in the Home & Lifestyle accessories categories, you are welcome to submit your product information for the interview session. The quality of design with high confidence and deep spirituality is what we are looking.

Tour including the visit of the Miho Museum designed by Architect I.M. Pei and exclusive private tour in surrounded area, craftsmanship workshop and factories visit. It is an opportunity and chance to inspire your desire in design masterpiece.

BRIEFING SESSION
Date        August 23, 2017
Time:        7:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue:     Chi Art, Central

RSVP & PROFILIO SUBMISSION
Submit your business portfolio or
make your RSVP to
admin@mod-alliance.net before August 18, 2017

 Bamboo Expo 9 x KOKUYO is now incorporate with MOD, Myriad of Design Alliance of the new trade show where you can find products and services in the interior, architecture, and shop design fields. A brand new but greatest community to share and exchange information and ideas in a spatial creation industry in Asia Pacific. This year Expo will take place at Kokuyo Tokyo Showroom on November 22-24, 2017 and very first time to open application for overseas exhibitors exclusively for Hong Kong who wish to expand their products into Japan market. More than 80 manufacturers and makers will be exhibiting their latest collections, and a range of design dialogs with renowned architects and interior designers will be happening along with the Expo.  Implement with design services to showcase your product is essential for our target audience from hotel group, and relevant to design and spatial business. We are inviting the suppliers and design firm with exclusive materials to join us. During the expo, we provide a unique business matching opportunity, the panel discussion with Japanese designer and business related dialogue for cultural and business exchange for all general public. An exceptional opportunity to extend your business in Japan market. Please join us for the briefing session for details. Curated area of "Living Changing Design" engaged within Hong Kong Pavillion. For the designer who is interested in promoting your product categories is "Soon be launching," we are also welcome for further discussion. Please join us at the briefing session to understand more about the details.   BRIEFING SESSION Date        August 30, 2017 Time:        7:00pm - 8:00pm Venue:     Chi Art Space, Central  BAMBOO EXPO 9 x KOKUYO Date        November 22-24, 2017 Time:        11:00 - 21:00 Venue:     KOKUYO Tokyo   RSVP & INFORMATION SUBMISSION Submit your product portfolio to admin@mod-alliance.net before August 28, 2017

Bamboo Expo 9 x KOKUYO is now incorporate with MOD, Myriad of Design Alliance of the new trade show where you can find products and services in the interior, architecture, and shop design fields. A brand new but greatest community to share and exchange information and ideas in a spatial creation industry in Asia Pacific. This year Expo will take place at Kokuyo Tokyo Showroom on November 22-24, 2017 and very first time to open application for overseas exhibitors exclusively for Hong Kong who wish to expand their products into Japan market. More than 80 manufacturers and makers will be exhibiting their latest collections, and a range of design dialogs with renowned architects and interior designers will be happening along with the Expo.

Implement with design services to showcase your product is essential for our target audience from hotel group, and relevant to design and spatial business. We are inviting the suppliers and design firm with exclusive materials to join us. During the expo, we provide a unique business matching opportunity, the panel discussion with Japanese designer and business related dialogue for cultural and business exchange for all general public. An exceptional opportunity to extend your business in Japan market. Please join us for the briefing session for details.
Curated area of "Living Changing Design" engaged within Hong Kong Pavillion. For the designer who is interested in promoting your product categories is "Soon be launching," we are also welcome for further discussion. Please join us at the briefing session to understand more about the details. 

BRIEFING SESSION
Date        August 30, 2017
Time:        7:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue:     Chi Art Space, Central

BAMBOO EXPO 9 x KOKUYO
Date        November 22-24, 2017
Time:        11:00 - 21:00
Venue:     KOKUYO Tokyo 

RSVP & INFORMATION SUBMISSION
Submit your product portfolio to
admin@mod-alliance.net before August 28, 2017

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. 

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JCD AWARDS 2018 - ENTER YOUR PROJECTS!

ABOUT JCD

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

Retail Space

Shops (Fashion, Specialty Stores, Delicatessens)・Showrooms・etc.

Food & Beverage Space

Restaurants・Cafes・Bars・Food Courts・Canteens・etc.

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, 2017 and April 30, 2018 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.)

REGISTRATION

Only online registrations are being accepted. For application forms and further details: http://www.jcd.or.jp/designaward_2018

APPLICATION PERIOD

Application Submission: April, 1, 2018

Submission Deadline: May 23, 2018

ENTRY INFORMATION

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.

Descriptions

Up to 100 words in English (150 characters in Japanese)

File size

Up to Max 400KB for each file | Purpose of work: Up to 20 words (Category)
※Design company name, or description is prohibited.

JUDGING PROCEDURES

  • Initial screening will be undertaken on the internet over a live FACEBOOK 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. 

FINAL JUDGING

Works selected as JCD BEST 100 will be placed on presentation panels and judged at a live event on FACEBOOK.

JCD PRIZES

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

2018 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

Hidehito Izuhara, Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Ryu Kosaka, Hitoshi Tanaka, Takeshi Nakasa , Yoichi Nishio, Ryue Nishizawa, Yukio Hashimoto

PAYMENT INFORMTION

Fees for Submissions

12,000 yen

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.

A/C NUMBER:075-1965745

HOW TO APPLY - APPLICATION

https://jcd-award.net/applications/en

THE FINAL JUDGING PROCESS

Will be open to the public on July 7, 2018 (Tokyo Design Center)

Fees: Entrance is Free

Open 13:00

Close 17:00

Address:5-25-19 Higashi-Gotanda Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Japan 1410022

 

USTREAM Live Distributor: 

http://on.fb.me/1GX6VRv

SPONSORS

SPONSORED BY

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)

COOPERATION:

Tokyo Design Center

co organizer(OVERSEAS - HONG KONG)

Merci Media/ MOD - MYRIAD OF DESIGN ALLIANCE

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS: 

MOD - MYRIAD OF DESIGN ALLIANCE

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DETAIL:

Inquiries: info@jcd.or.jp

Website:  www.jcd.or.jp

Co. Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association

" JCD international design award 2018 " Secretariat

 5F Tokyo Design Center, 5-25-19 Higashi-Gotanda Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Japan zip code.141-0022 

 

 

 

 

ART CENTRAL 2018

Art Central, presented with Lead Partner United Overseas Bank (UOB), announces highlights from its exhibitor programme for its fourth edition, to be staged on Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront from Tuesday, 27 March to Sunday, 1 April 2018 (VIP Preview / First Night on Monday, 26 March).

Art Central is recognised for presenting progressive art that challenges the boundaries of contemporary art, and the upcoming Fair will showcase young and dynamic artists alongside the highest quality work by established names. Building on the success of the third edition, the 2018 Fair will continue to foster discovery and discourse over an extended period of one week. This year, the fair will remain open until Sunday, 1 April, welcoming collectors to join a full weekend of art. Presented for the second year with Lead Partner, UOB, Art Central demonstrates a shared commitment to developing the local art scene in Hong Kong and encourages cultural inclusion of the wider community through outreach partnerships with local schools across the territory.

Art Central will return with 102 international galleries, with 30 new galleries joining the Fair for the first time. Maintaining the fair’s strong regional identity, over 75% hail from the Asia-Pacific and are set to showcase the best of Asian contemporary art practices.

Gallery highlights for the 2018 edition of Art Central

  • Modern and contemporary art from South Korea comes to the fore with Gallery Hyundai’s (Seoul) presentation. The showcase will offer historical material from Dansaekhwa figures such as Chung Sang-Hwa and Kim Tschang-Yeul in addition to renowned contemporary forces including painter Minjung Kim and photographer Myoung Ho Lee.
  • Acclaimed multimedia and installation artist Tony Oursler will be presented alongside the multi-disciplinary artist Not Vital (Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Stockholm), both artists have been recognised for shifting the audience experience of art in the 21st century.
  • Important and canonical artist of Japanese movement Gutai will be on view at Whitestone Gallery (Hong Kong, Tokyo, Nagano, Taipei). The works of founding members Shozo Shimamoto, Atsuko Tanaka, and Sadamasa Motonaga will be shown. In addition, blue-chip Japanese contemporary artists Yayoi Kusama and Yoshitomo Nara will be presented.
  • A seminal figure of post-war art, Yves Klein will be presented alongside Jesus Rafael Soto and Fernando Zobel (Galería Cayón, Madrid, Manila). The blue-chip artists have a strong secondary market and are increasingly sought after in Asia.
  • Renowned Chinese artist Lv Shanchuan and Li Hongbo will be exhibited by Contemporary by Angela Li (Hong Kong). Li is known for his popular expendable paper sculptures and carved knife sculptures which embody tales inspired by the traditions of Chinese culture. Concurrently Lv comments on current affairs with his textured canvases built from newsheets and impastoed paint.
  • Hiroshi Senju (Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore) is internationally renowned for his monumental landscapes, created in the traditional nihonga style of painting, that uses pigments made from minerals, ground stone, shell and corals suspended in animal-hide glue. His works are in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Asian Art Museum (USA); and widely across Japanese institutions. In parallel the rising Singaporean painter Jane Lee will be exhibited, ahead of her 2018 solo exhibition at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
  • The kinetic sculptures of Choe U-Ram will be the focus of Metaphysical Art Gallery’s (Taipei) booth. Informed by biology, mathematics, robotics and engineering, Choe’s mechanic sculptures were recently showcased in a major solo exhibition at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
  •  Pharmaceutical sculptures by Damien Hirst (Paul Stolper, London) from his 2014 ‘Schizophrenogenesis’ series will be presented. A riff on the perception of concept of reality, medicine bottles, boxes, ampoules, syringes, scalpels and pills are fabricated in disorienting scale.
  • Liu Bolin is most well-known for his chameleon like self-portraits in which his painted figure disappears into the environment. Danysz Gallery (Paris, Shanghai) will bring a large-scale installation, "When you see me I see you” (2017), by the artist to the Fair. Comprised of a complex circuit of screens, webcams and wires, the work provides Liu’s commentary on the pervasiveness of electronic elements in society, whilst also placing his own practice within the art historical context of China. 


Solo presentations featuring contemporary artists who have received institutional support and are in the permanent collections of leading international museums, or have been included in biennales across the globe:

  • Blue Lotus Gallery (Hong Kong) will present acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Wing Shya’s “Sweet Sorrow” series. A photographic ode to the desolate human condition, the works read as a techni-colour love letter to the city that raised him: Hong Kong. Also exhibitied will be a collection of unique collaged work from during his first film collaboration with Wong Kar Wai: “Happiness”. In addition portfolio sets of film stills made on the set of “In the Mood for Love” will be on available.
  • The mixed media installations of Pannaphan Yodmanee (La Lanta Fine Art, Thailand) explores samsara, the Buddhist conceptions of rebirth, re-evaluating its philosophies in the contemporary age. She was most recently featured in the Singapore Biennale 2016, was awarded the 11th Benesse Prize, and will receive a commission to create a work for the Benesse Art Site Naoshima.
  • Hou Chun Ming (Mizuiro Workshop, Taiwan) deconstructs the notions of patriarchy, spirituality, and eroticism in Asian culture. His graphic and print works have been shown widely across the globe in the Busan International Biennale (Korea), The Venice Biennale (Italy), Yokohama Museum of Art (Japan), and more.
  • Mulyana (Art Porters, Singapore) produces colourful soft sculptures inspired by marine life. The artist experiences the act of knitting or crocheting as a form of meditation and prayer. His pieces begin their lives like small organisms, the modules slowly blooming with quiet contemplation into vividly coloured clusters. His signature yarn works were recently featured in the Singapore Art Museum. 

 

Opening Hours

Art Central 2018 Opening Hours:

VIP PREVIEW

(by invitation only)

Monday, 26 March 2018,     2pm – 5pm

FIRST NIGHT

Monday, 26 March 2018,     5pm – 9pm

General Opening Hours

Tuesday, 27 March 2018,    11am - 5pm

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 11am - 5pm

Thursday, 29 March 2018,    11am - 9pm

Friday, 30 March 2018,      11am - 7pm

Saturday, 31 March 2018,   11am - 7pm

Sunday, 1 April 2018,          11am – 5pm


TICKETING PRICES

First Night [admit one]
Monday 26 March
$500HKD (includes a complimentary glass of Champagne)

General entry [admit one]
Tuesday 27 March - Thursday 29 March

  • $230HKD advance
  • [$270 onsite]

Friday 30 March - Sunday 01 April

  • $270HKD advance
  • [$300 onsite]
  • Concession [admit one]

March 27-29 March

  • $125HKD advance
  • [$150 onsite]

March 30 - April 01

  • $150HKD advance
  • [$175 onsite]

NEW FOR 2018

Thursday Late @ Art Central

Enjoy a late night of art on Thursday 29 March and purchase entry to the Fair from 5pm -9pm at the special price of two tickets for $300HKD

Follow Art Central

http://www.artcentralhongkong.com

Facebook: /artcentralhk

Instagram: @artcentralhk

Twitter: /artcentralhk

 

 

 

BODW 2017

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.

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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

 

Master speakers

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.

detour 2017

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.

 Harmonious Chaos . Creation is a process.  The simpler and cleaner a design is, the more complicated and tortuous its process may be. In art and design, we always appreciate beautiful outcomes, but often overlook the muddling processes. Many a time, we get stuck in confusion and messiness that we can’t even make sense of - but indeed we don’t have to. All we need is to explore the harmony out of or within the chaos. We may end up with a masterpiece, a little something or even nothing at all, but we definitely have gone through a state of harmony and chaos. The creative process may be inexplicable and incomprehensible, but it matters.  deTour 2017 focuses on the harmonious chaos in a creative process. Through exhibitions, installations, workshops and talks, we examine at how a concept evolves to become a result, and offer participants chances to experience the unknowns and possibilities in the course. We hope you will appreciate the imaginative practice behind all designs, and be creative after experiencing them.

Harmonious Chaos . Creation is a process.

The simpler and cleaner a design is, the more complicated and tortuous its process may be. In art and design, we always appreciate beautiful outcomes, but often overlook the muddling processes. Many a time, we get stuck in confusion and messiness that we can’t even make sense of - but indeed we don’t have to. All we need is to explore the harmony out of or within the chaos. We may end up with a masterpiece, a little something or even nothing at all, but we definitely have gone through a state of harmony and chaos. The creative process may be inexplicable and incomprehensible, but it matters.

deTour 2017 focuses on the harmonious chaos in a creative process. Through exhibitions, installations, workshops and talks, we examine at how a concept evolves to become a result, and offer participants chances to experience the unknowns and possibilities in the course. We hope you will appreciate the imaginative practice behind all designs, and be creative after experiencing them.

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 |

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BLOOM

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.

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Ripple

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.

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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.

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

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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

 

 
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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

 

 
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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.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Time: 6:30pm: Registration

         7:15pm  Speech and discussion

         7:30pm  Private tour of Timothy Oulton new club

         7:45pm  Networking 

Venue: Timothy Oulton Hong Kong, 15 Gough street, Hong Kong

Fee:

RDI Members: Complimentary

Non-member: HKD300 / USD40 

Click here to apply for a RDI Membership

Registration

For RDI Members, please click here or email to enquires@merci-magazine.com 

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

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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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