To engage the wider public with concepts related to design and celebrate good designs and innovations during the Business of Design Week (BODW) and deTour period. A number of events, in partnership with different brands, will take place throughout Hong Kong to ensure that the creative spirit is felt citywide.
The textile work of celebrated Japanese artist Junichi Arai (1932 – 2017) is renowned for its complexity and innovation. Deploying traditional textile-making techniques into experimental production processes, Arai is known for creating pieces that combine contemporary Western technologies with Eastern methodologies. The quality of Arai’s avant-garde craftsmanship has been recognised and led to significant collaborations, with Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons) among others. Born in 1932 into a family of kimono-fabric weavers living in the textile manufacturing town of Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture, Arai grew up around fabrics. His knowledge of weaving and yarn stretches centuries of tradition and heritage, reinterpreting these with advanced computer programming into cutting edge treatments, manipulating the properties of fabric into sculptures of unparalleled innovation.
The exhibition, “Self-Organisation: Junichi Arai’s Textile Anthology” is the first retrospective exhibition of the master in Hong Kong, and is dedicated to honouring and presenting Arai’s lifelong efforts and achievements. Dubbed a “dream weaver,” the show will present the diverse challenges and beauty of fabrics created by Arai, offering an immersive experience into the sensorial, textural, and visual inner world of the artist.
Moving beyond style, design concept, or furnitures; the true luxury to space is about the emotion and experience, something that can be felt, react to, and even have an influence to the person within. Such experience and interactions between human, design, and all the tidbits are powerful and impactful; however a multifaceted task to realise. From emotion, human familiar and design practice, Ed Ng, Principal & Co-Founder, AB Concept, will share anecdotes from the front lines with concrete examples that are relevant even beyond the design of spaces.
Present the digital coupon on HKDC Facebook or your BODW pass at the following restaurants and enjoy special privileges during BODW and deTour Period ( 1-10 Dec 2017)
208 Duecento Otto – 15% discount
G/F, 208 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan
Assaggio Trattoria Italiana – 10% discount upon dine-in consumption of food items on a-la-carte menu
6/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai
Divino Group – Welcome drink
Carpaccio – Pasta Pizza Vino
Shop 307, 3/F, iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
DiVino Patio – Ristorante Bar Pizzeria
Shop 11, 1/F, BRIM28, 28 Harbour Rd, Wanchai
DiVino – Wine Bar & Restaurant
73 Wyndham St, Central
Spasso – Italian Bar Restaurant Terrace
Shop G5-8 & 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Jacomax – 15% discount
Shop C, 88 Commercial Building, 38-42 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan
Shop A, G/F, 68 Hennessy Rd, Wanchai
Shop 3, G/F, Kiu Ying Building, 2D Finnie St, Quarry Bay
La Piazzetta – 20% discount on ‘a la carte’ prices (valid from 1-9 Dec 2018)
G/F, 5 Tsun Wing Lane, Soho, Central
La Piola -15% discount
G/F, 60A-66 Johnston Rd, Wan Chai
La Locanda – welcome drink and 10% discount
Shop 402, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Expanding upon the success of last year’s inaugural series, the 2017 discussion forum will be titled “Fabpublic! – Talking about Textile, Community and Public Space.” Internationally renowned artists, designers, textile specialists, curators, scholars and cultural practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and expertise will gather in Hong Kong to discuss the role of the community within contemporary living, exploring the value and impact that textiles, and its related production, can bring to traditional “brick and mortar” neighbourhoods. Concurrently, speakers will engage in and learn about the challenges in energising and reactivating communities through art and textiles.
Keynote lectures will be headlined by acknowledged Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, Founder of PET Lamp, an upcycling anthropological project accentuating preservation of craft knowledge and tradition; and Dutch Senior Architect Aura Luz Melis, Partner of Inside Outside. Luz Melis is also a tutor of Interior Architecture at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague since 2010.
Featuring leading voices from around the world, including speakers from Goldsmiths, University of London, Bluecoat (UK), ArtEZ University of the Arts (Netherlands), TextielMuseum (Netherlands), ZeroStation (Vietnam), Policy for Sustainability Lab at The University of Hong Kong (HK), Lingnan Univeristy (HK) and others, the stellar line-up will collectively confer about the future of textiles.
“Italian Classic Car Exhibition”, an accredited event of BODW Satellites Events x deTour, is organised by Hong Kong Design Centre and The Classic Car Club of Hong Kong and co-organised with Hong Kong Design Institute & Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee) to showcase the 60’s – 90’s Italian Classic Cars to the general public.
Culture for Tomorrow (CFT) is a non-profit organisation founded by cultural entrepreneur Adrian Cheng in 2017, to actualise design and architectural innovation. To celebrate its inauguration which coincides with the centenary of design nation Finland’s independence, CFT has joined hands with a group of design and cultural friends to create and curate the cross-cultural event “Hot is Cool: A Cultural Dialogue between Finland and Hong Kong”. To take place from 8 – 13 December 2017 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, this event is endorsed by the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland as an official “Finland 100” centenary celebration programme, and is accredited by Hong Kong Design Centre as part of “BODW Satellite Events x detour”. The theme Finnish Sauna x Hong Kong Pavilion playfully takes on temperature and the two culturally symbolic social spaces. Young award-winning architects from Finland and Hong Kong will re-imagine these distinctive architecture and actualise innovative designs, setting the perfect platform for a series of inspiring cultural programmes, including sauna experience, design exhibition, cultural salons, creative workshops, reading and music performances. The event is open to the public, while participants are encouraged to interact and savour the seamless connection among design, architecture, lifestyle and culture.
The Woolmark Company’s Wool Resource Centre, located in Hong Kong, is a global hub for the fibre, textile and apparel industries to discover the wonders and versatility of Australian Merino wool.
Designers can find inspiration and touch and feel the latest and greatest in wool; supply chain partners can showcase their product or host a launch; and woolgrowers can use the centre for industry presentations. Importantly, it also connects the Hong Kong office of The Woolmark Company with global players in the wool industry, acting as a permanent trade space with the aim to assist visitors improve business relationships and commercial outcomes.
Working to inspire, educate ad connect, the aim of the Wool Resource Centre is to reveal the infinite commercial and creative possibilities of Australian Merino Wool.
The event is by invitation only.
Beginners, experts and those with a casual interest alike, are welcome to join an open conversation about local issues surrounding design in the service era. Everyone will have the chance to contribute, listen and be heard.
Distinguished guest Mr. Mitja Borkert, Director of Automobili Lamborghini Centro Stile (design center) makes his first-ever appearance in Hong Kong. Responsible for the leading the design and development of arguably the world’s most evocative supercars, dive into the creative mind of Lamborghini’s Head Designer as he shares his expert insights and experiences in delivering the visionary and captivating designs that have become synonymous with the Lamborghini brand.
The event is by invitation only.
Introducing Sabha Collaborative Seating™ by Herman Miller Asia Pacific.
The more people connect, the better they work, Sabha is the ultimate soft-seating system that enables natural collaboration. Its modular design is lightweight, low and open, it can be configured in myriad ways. With a variety of seat options, built-in surfaces, power and lighting, functional occasional items come together to create the ideal counterbalance to personal workstations.
Come to enjoy the Christmas Party with lots of prizes. Turkey, wine and canapés will be served.