HKDC is active in organizing events and activities that promote the use of design in business. We are the first organization in Hong Kong dedicated to using all our resources in promoting design development among different disciplines. We take the leadership role in being the focal point of design in Hong Kong.
By creating a sense of belonging among designers in Hong Kong, this offers a united platform where ideas, knowledge and information can be shared not just throughout the design community but also local business sectors as well.
Knowledge of Design Week (2-6. 7. 2013)
KODW is a week-long annual event that aims to provide continued design education and learning for design practitioners and business professionals, as well as to promote the strategic application of design to create business opportunities and enhance social wellness. Under the umbrella theme of “Design for All: Game Changing In Business & Society”, KODW 2013 comprises the Include Asia 2013 Conference, KODW Forum, Asian Culture Forum, InnoDesign Leadership Forum and a series of interactive workshops.
Include Asia is one of the world’s most influential events in inclusive wellness. The 2013 edition marks the event’s first-time appearance in Hong Kong, which is jointly presented by Hong Kong Design Centre, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Themed “Global Challenges & Local Solutions in Inclusive Design”, the Include Asia 2013 Conference will elaborate on identifiable challenges and explore design-led solutions.
For programme details, please visit www.hkdesigncentre.org/kodw
Enquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 2588 8688
Register before 31/5 to enjoy early bird discount!
Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 - Hong Kong Designer Chairs Salon: Seats with a View
Date: 23-25 May 2013 (Thu - Sat) at 12:00 – 19:00 | 26 May 2013 (Sun) at 12:00 – 17:00
Venue: L1-C2 (Level 1 concourse, outside entrance 1C), Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Free access to HKDC designated area; ticket required for access to exhibition halls.
Featuring innovative designer chairs of 9 top designers including (in alphabetical order) Barrie Ho, Freeman Lau, James Law, Lee Chi Wing, Dan Lee, Steve Leung, Ed Ng, Kelvin Ng and Douglas Young. This exhibition aims to showcase the collective power of Hong Kong Design. The chairs on display will be set as if in a lounge ambience to enhance interaction with the viewers.
The vibrant mix of designs and styles is testament to the creativity and strength of Hong Kong Design, denoting different creative concepts. Some are brand-new designs that have never been shown; award-winning pieces that should not be missed; modern re-interpretation of traditional designs; while some are convergence of contemporary and classic elements. It’s a space where one could explore the diversity of Hong Kong Design as represented by the chairs on display.
HKDC is honoured to be part of Art Basel Hong Kong 2013, curating the designated space with advice from design academics and industry practitioners. The strong line-up of the design works provides a snapshot view of the richness and diversity of Hong Kong design talents and reinforces the position of Hong Kong as the regional design hub in Asia. This unique initiative also helps to enrich people’s appreciation of Hong Kong Design and facilitate cross-cultural exchange.
Discovering Qing – Fashion Design Competition
To complement the exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Design Centre will jointly organize a series of public art & design education projects, including the “Discovering Qing – Fashion Design Competition” which is coordinated by the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The theme of the competition is “Qing Court Attire”. It is open to all local young fashion design students and graduates, cultivating their creativity to design attires with a blend of tradition and modernity. Entries of the 20 shortlisted contestants will be featured in the Museum of History with “The Splendours of Royal Costume: Qing Court Attire” exhibition. Winning designs will be displayed by catwalk show at the Opening Ceremony of the exhibition which is a valuable experience to the finalists.
To learn more about the competition, please study the Project Brief and the Entry Form.
Application & Submission Deadline: 20 May 2013
Good Design Award and Design For Asia Award Briefing and Gathering in Hong Kong
Date: 30 Apr (Tue) 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Chamber 1B, G/F, InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
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Design for Asia Award (DFAA) is the flagship programme of Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) to celebrate design excellence and acknowledge outstanding designs with Asian perspectives.
Online submission is now open. Interested parties are welcome to submit your entries before the deadline.
Online Submission Deadline: 30 June (Sun)
The 7th Intake - 2013 Entrepreneurship for Design & Creative Business Certificate Programme
All successful businesses start with an entrepreneur. But it takes more than a creative mind and a brilliant idea to succeed in business. Hong Kong Design Centre, in collaboration with Center for Entrepreneurship of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is proud to present this unique programme: “Entrepreneurship for Design & Creative Business”. Since its launch in 2008 this programme has been receiving strong demands and it’s already the 7th intake. If you have missed out on the previous ones, don’t miss this one now!
Locally trained designers and creative professionals with own businesses / planning to have own businesses are welcome. Entrepreneurial individuals who work for corporations / are interested in design and creative business opportunities in the Pearl River Delta region should also benefit from the programme.
Business Building Seminar cum Information Session
Speaker: Mr. Bernard Suen (Course Presenter & Project Director of CUHK Centre for Entrepreneurship)
Mr. Javin Mo (Founder of Muilkxhake)
Date: 26 April 2013
Venue: The Commercial Press Tsim Sha Tsui Book Centre
Remarks: Free Admission, first come first served
Enquiry: 3793 8410 (Ms Skylie Wu)
Course Presenter: Mr. Bernard Suen, Project Director of CUHK Centre for Entrepreneurship
Renowned designers and entrepreneurs will be invited for sharing in each module
Date: 15 Jun – 7 Sep 2012, every other Saturday plus a study visit to Pearl River Delta
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Language of Instruction: Cantonese as language of instruction with English and Chinese teaching materials
Fee: Normal Rate – HK$7,000
Early Bird Rate (register by 3 May 2013)/ Friends of HKDC’s Rate: HK$5,600