Architectural Design

Executive suites

For a country infamous for its long working hours and deeply entrenched work ethic, Japan lags surprisingly far behind other leading economies when it comes to innovative workplace design.

Friday, 26 December, 2008, 12:00am

Getting there

The trend is towards doing away with 'one building, two systems'

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Sebastien Saint-Jean

Who is he? A Parisian-born architect-interior designer with substantial international experience, Sebastien Saint-Jean worked in Paris, New York, El Salvador and Guangzhou before moving to Hong Kong two years ago to take on independent projects. In Paris, he designed Tokyo Eat and Tokyo Self, a restaurant and a cafeteria within the museum Palais de Tokyo.

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Brand story: Zelens Skin Science

Who's behind it? Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Marko Lens is also a noted specialist in skin ageing and skin cancer. Lens still operates his private clinic in Harley Street, London.

8 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Chat: Alberto Alessi

Alberto Alessi, managing director of Italian homeware design brand Alessi, was recently in town to open the Alessi Tea & Coffee Towers Exhibition at the Landmark. The show featured 20 tea and coffee sets designed by 20 renowned architects, including Britain's Zaha Hadid, France's Dominique Perrault and Hong Kong's Gary Chang.

4 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Programme caters to a new breed of proactive designers

The fast-changing world of new technology has given rise to a new breed of designers who are putting people first, according to Polytechnic University design professor Sharon Poggenpohl.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Confident match

First there was minimalism - the more austere and streamlined the better. Then we were caught up in the heady delights of luxury and opulence. Now, it seems, the interior decor pendulum has swung again.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Expanding company in need of creative designer

Exercise those creative muscles and join this reputable spatial design firm. Andy Tong Creations is seeking an assistant interior design manager to ease its growing workload. The company is involved in stage designs, mall decorations during festive seasons, events and interior designing jobs such as show flats.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Diverse designer will offer views on a range of issues

When Pao Imin takes to the podium at the Business of Design Week conference tomorrow the audience will be anxious to know on which element of design Pao's speech will focus on, such is the diversity of his company PPGroup.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Glittering array of speakers lined up for forum

Nearly 50 top international designers got together to share their creativity and inspiration at a three-day forum, part of the Business of Design Week 2007, which started yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Hooked on classic

The world is full of interior design disasters and they can be not only cringe-making but also costly. No matter how many magazines you've pored over or how stretched your credit card may be, the best laid plans can come unstuck.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Arik Levy

ARIK LEVY TAKES his job very seriously. The Paris-based industrial designer is so passionate about his work that for the past two years he has spent one week a month near Nancy in Lorraine where luxury French crystalware maker Baccarat has a factory.

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Too much of a good thing

When does design cross the line to become, shudder, over-design? The term is generally applied when designers attempt to style an object, rather than design it - often resulting in diminished functionality.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Tim Li

Architect-designer Tim Li believes the best designs combine nature with architecture and bring out the cultural identity of the design. He is active in promoting Hong Kong art and culture through his role as chairman of art charity group Para/Site Art Space and as a museum advisory group member for the West Kowloon Cultural District Development.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


Lofty ideas

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am