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  1. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Local designers' combined exhibition in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Gotterson

    ... Three creative veterans who put Hong Kong on the global design map are the subject of a combined exhibition, writes Annie Gotterson Converging lines Hong Kong is in the midst of a golden era of design, with an industry that attracts key clients from around the world. But only a handful of years ago, Hong Kong designs were unknown by all but a few insiders. Now, three ...

  2. Designs on a greener Hong Kong

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Billy Clarke As a design hub for Asia with top-quality education, premium talent, plenty of reputable design firms and opportunities galore, Hong Kong is a very convenient place for potential architects and interior designers to hone their skills. Highlighting a key advantage of the Hong Kong interior design and architecture industry, the award-winning designer Karr Yip says ...

  3. Get designs on track

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The contest to create tram shelter designs is divided into three categories: Creative Professional, Public, and Brand. Within these categories, participants must follow two themes: 'My Fantasy' and '15 Years with Hong Kong'. The contest is open from now until April 27. Winning designs will be selected in early May, followed by an award ceremony. Winners will receive ...

  4. If you were given the chance to design a new museum for Hong Kong, what would it be?

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to create a new museum! I would design a Museum of Religion. I think Hong Kong has a good variety of cultural backgrounds, with many religions and beliefs. For all of them to develop in the same ... for both locals and tourists. Of course, the most suitable design for such a museum would be a modern MTR train. Such a long-shaped building would allow for many displays and demonstrate Hong ...

  5. Design week focus on art of business

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com An annual design extravaganza taking place next week will showcase the best of local and international talent and their work, but it is not an all-purpose event for everyone, the organiser says. 'The Business of Design Week is a large-scale international event which showcases talent as well as facilitating the networking between ...

  6. Design vacuum

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Study on the Framework of Hong Kong Design Index', a research project conducted by Hong Kong Design Centre with an aim to develop a quantitative measurement framework for examining the design sector and its trends, the number of design students in tertiary education recorded a remarkable increase from 2006 to 2009, indicating a significant increase in the labour force in coming ...

  7. Foster design should not be the only winner

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of which seem to marvel at themselves more than serve the people that use them. Hong Kong already has a number of iconic structures designed by Foster in his signature style. The authority must now ... visionary designs, involving architectural calculations as well as in-depth social research. From a layman's point of view, it will have been difficult to distinguish the three ...

  8. Chair designer is sitting pretty

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... A simple bamboo chair has helped Eric Chan Ping-pang win a top award from Hong Kong Design Centre. He was named as the World's Outstanding Chinese Designer as part of Business of Design Week, which closes today. The chair, he said, is one of his favourite creations. Chan, 57, said: 'Simple and humble things can be good products as well. 'Bamboo is cheap but can ...

  9. Unsung charity to run hub for designers

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Three businessmen running a little-known charity won the right to develop the former police married quarters in Hollywood Road into a designers' hub, offering a HK$110 million donation as a seed fund for the project. The Musketeers Education and Culture Charitable Foundation has no track record in the design field, but the founders say their networks ...

  10. New York designer sees potential for a fashionable mainland

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Possibly not long from now, we'll see New York-based designer Derek Lam expanding his fashion business further north to the mainland. 'That's partly ... was a judge of a competition for emerging designers, and where he checked out market potential. The results looked encouraging. 'I think it's definitely time that [mainland customers] ...




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