Design Hub is an online resource platform representing the Shenzhen-Hong Kong collaborative design industry. Offering “various functions, members are able to promote themselves, obtain the newest information…[and] build relationships with clients and peers” on the website.
Redress named the ten international finalists who will unite for the EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 Grand Final at HKTDC Fashion Week in late January 2015. Mainland China’s semi-finalists were announced earlier this month after stringent evaluation by a local panel of judges. Challenged with creating minimal waste designs, applicants used a combination of one or more of the three sustainable design techniques of zero-waste, upcycling and reconstruction.
Import/Export: Postwar Design and Industry in East Asia
"Import/Export: Postwar Design and Industry in East Asia will bring together leading scholars and curators of industrial design history in an effort to place mass-produced objects at the centre of East Asia’s post-World War II industrial and economic narrative. In this context, the forum will attempt to identify, map and trace some of the key phenomena, products, manufacturers and design influences that moved throughout the region, while exploring the conceptual, methodological and other frameworks that might inform M+’s strategy for collecting such objects. Issues such as imitation, copying and appropriation; the transference, adaptation and invention of typologies and design vocabularies; the role of new technologies and production processes; and the absorption of these objects into their respective visual cultures will also be discussed". Talk details.
Our friends over at KL&K Design are looking to fill a number of positions in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Beijing. Find out more.
City to Hold First Design Biennale
"The first Hong Kong-Shenzhen Design Biennale will be held in Shenzhen from September to November, according to Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association. Professionals from more than 40 design associations, companies and academies in Shenzhen and Hong Kong will gather to showcase their designs, exchange ideas and seek cooperation…The biennale features eight exhibitions and eight public events, which will be held across the city, including [at] OCT Art and Design Gallery, OCT Bay and OCT-Loft in Nanshan District and Dalang Fashion Valley in Longhua New Area". Continue reading.
INSIDE 2014 Awards Shortlist
INSIDE World Festival of Interiors (with Headline Partner Dulux), the leading global interior design awards programme, has announced the nominees that will go head-to-head to be crowned World Interior of the Year 2014 this October. Comprising the most original and exciting interiors from the last 12 months, this year’s awards consist of 60 ￼nominations from 21 countries across nine diverse categories. We are very happy to see on the shortlist from Greater China Neri&Hu, Joyce Wang, One Plus Partnership, Affect-t, Hallucinate Design, Mission & Associates Limited, and Taiwan DaE International Design Career. See the full shortlist.
Rocco Design Architects
Hong Kong and Shenzhen-based Rocco Design Architects work under the philosophy that “architecture is the embodiment of culture – embracing and reinterpreting the past, as well as addressing modernity and the requirements of contemporary living”. Currently headed by six directors, the studio consistently wins awards both locally and overseas: this year, they were honoured as winners of the Iconic Awards, initiated by the German Design Council, for their Guangdong Museum project (pictured above). Rocco Design Architects has also been shortlisted for Urban Land Institute’s Global Awards for Excellence and International Union of Architects’ Award for “Friendly Spaces Accessible to All”. A sneak peek of one of their latest projects, the design of a new campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education (due to be completed in 2016), can be viewed under the cut.
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.