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  1. Pull up a chair and put on a smile

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... Jo Baker The Italian Way of Seating exhibition in Kowloon Tong's InnoCentre may be mistaken for just a large selection of chairs. Chairs with a flair for the dramatic, yes, ... are still being produced up to 50 years later. Italians' passion for designing chairs goes back centuries. 'If you can really make a good chair you can say that you are a good designer, ...

  2. Designer displays his-and-hers chairs

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... to a new exhibition called Chair Play 2, which opened last Friday at Art Beatus Gallery (35-39 Graham Street). Indeed, the chairs displayed are a continuation of the wacky conceptual chairs he did two years ago. 'I took the Japanese concept of making chairs for different genders,' said Lau (left). 'I hope to see more discussions and involvement from local people since ...

  3. Plying high

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Lacey

    ... a range of moulded plywood furniture, including chairs, tables and wall screens. The chairs, still produced today by Herman Miller, are 20th-century design icons. Scandinavia has also led the way in using plywood for many years. Classic designs such as the Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs have been manufactured by Fritz Hansen since 1955. The back and seat of the Series 7 is made from nine ...

  4. Sitting pretty

    Posted May 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Marino has built homes and shops for clients including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Giorgio Armani, but still he yearned to design a chair 'as classic and perfectly proportioned', he says, as Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair. In striving to come up with seating in which 'every centimetre counts', he produced a cubist-inspired armchair (left) ...

  5. Sedan chair race seeks heritage recognition

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The organiser of Hong Kong's annual charity sedan chair race wants the event classified as an intangible cultural heritage, saying the race exemplifies the east-meets-west ... response. The Sedan Chair Race Charities Fund's executive director, Eleanor Sackett, said it would be good if the event were accepted as intangible heritage. 'The race is a real merging ...

  6. Restaurant fans face another round of musical chairs

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. You can't blame people for thinking Central restaurant owners are playing a game of musical chairs. The latest shuffle involves the ground floor of 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, which Indian restaurant Veda (below) will vacate at the end of the week to make way for the contemporary British cuisine of SoHo SoHo. ...

  7. Musical chairs

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Conductor Choi Ho-man is creating an orchestra for young people who want to study other subjects and play music too, writes Nora Tong Choi Ho-man is out to engineer a musical revival. He moved between radically different disciplines when he became a condu ...

  8. Lingnan appoints chair professors

    Posted Jan 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... null Lingnan University has appointed four chair professors: Michael Firth for finance, Richard Davis for history, Richard Freadman for English and Jesus Seade for economics. Their terms will start in September. HKU honours Sarah Liao The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Hong Kong presented honorary professorships to nine people for their contributions ...

  9. Musical chairs won't be necessary after all

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Financial professionals can rest assured that the government's top financial officials are likely to remain unchanged when Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen starts his new five-year term in July. Sources familiar with the situation say ...

  10. Musical chairs on the cards if opera lover Hui retires

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Financial professionals are already taking bets on who will hold the key financial posts in what everybody assumes will be Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's second administration. The cause of all the speculation is suggestions that M ...




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