This year’s EcoChic Design Award opened with a launch event in Hong Kong earlier this month. The competition is now open to emerging designers from 10 regions including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, UK, Malaysia, France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Deadline for applications is 15 August 2014. Find out more.
Design China’s Zara Arshad writes about Hong Kong for Interior Design magazine. Read the article.
Design Anthology (DA) is a new magazine by Suzy Annetta, an Australian interior designer based in Hong Kong. “We see DA as a celebration of the burgeoning creative and cultural scene in Asia”, she says. “Making up more than half of the world’s population, this is an important place”. Printed in Hong Kong on FSC-certified paper, and available on newsstands internationally, DA is a magazine “for design connoisseurs, sybarites and bon vivants”.
Marc & Chantal Design recently “conceptualised, curated and designed a museum grade display, Anecdotes from The Peak – A walk through the rich heritage and natural beauty of the Peak, as a public exhibition for Wheelock Properties. The enlightening and entertaining look at Hong Kong’s past is part of a broad brand exercise for a residential project on the Peak”. Find out more.
In Bed With Designers 2014
Studio KDSZ (creators of the Li-Wai product range) will participate in In Bed With Designers 2014 hosted by BuyMeDesign at Mini Hotel HK from 9-11 May. The event “connects emerging visionary designers with passionate design lovers, media, industry professionals and buyers in a relaxed and multi-sensory business and networking platform”. Find out more.
BUHUA is an anthology of works of Beijing-based artist, Bu Hua. The publication is designed by acclaimed Hong Kong designer Chen Youjian, who says of Bu Hua, “[Her] imagination is a place with unparalleled wonder and emotion, a fountain of humour and ideas. My creative domain, like Bu Hua’s, is similar to childhood – clean, clever, and full of curiosity”. Continue reading.
Hong Kong ArtWalk 2014
"ArtWalk is Hong Kong’s biggest annual charity art event with 60 galleries around Hong Kong Island opening their doors between 16.30 and 23.30 on Wednesday 12 March 2014. After buying a ticket and receiving your ArtWalk entry badge, you can take any route on the ArtWalk night in any order to visit (or re-visit) galleries and enjoy complimentary food and drinks. A highlight of ArtWalk every year is ArtWalk Extra, featuring additional displays of art that can be seen around Hong Kong’s historic streets". Find out more.
Post by Sherry Yong Chen.
YUAN Jai - Year of Abundance
"Yuan Jai has a long and deep connection with the Chinese classical tradition of blue-and-green landscape painting; yet through her intuitive, playful reinterpretations of that tradition, she creates uniquely fresh and surprising visions of an alternative ‘natural’ world. Yuan also draws inspiration from folk traditions, in particular Chinese paper-cuts, using their formal elements as a foundation for creative restructuring in a range of presentations, from collage to painting. She employs the accoutrements of realism to conjure the world of her own imagination, an approach that reveals both her conceptual process and her ambition to break new ground in the realm of figurative painting". Yuan Jai’s new work, Year of Abundance, is up at Hanart TZ Gallery until 14 March. Details.