Exhibition on future of design opens at Asia Society Hong Kong Centre

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 February, 2013, 2:52am

An exhibition at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre in Admiralty aims to set people thinking about the future of design, its sustainability and what the most cutting-edge designers have to learn from the past.

The "Imminent Domain: Designing the Life of Tomorrow" exhibition kicked off on Wednesday night with an opening ceremony officiated by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, alongside tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung, co-chairman of the Asia Society and chairman of the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre.

The exhibition was curated by Fumio Nanjo, director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, who selected 12 of the edgiest local and international designers from a variety of disciplines to present their interpretation of the future of innovation and changing human lifestyles.

The exhibition features works from architect William Lim, lighting designer Teddy Lo and interior designer Dylan Kwok, among others.

"We are honoured to have 12 of the most extraordinary Hong Kong designers, four globally renowned and at the pinnacle of their success, and the rest on their way to international stardom," said Alice Mong, executive director of the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, in her opening remarks.

"We trust this event will make Hong Kong people proud to call it their own."

The exhibition will remain at the centre for two months.