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Business of Design Week

Ron Arad gets audience thinking about what makes good design

The kick-off ceremony of the Business of Design week 2012. Photo: May Tse

What if you built a ping pong table with a belly and a reflective surface? What if you built a bicycle without wheels? What if you built a building that you would be proud to put on a postage stamp?

Saturday, 8 December, 2012, 4:10am

Design dreams for Hong Kong

Jacob Holm

Denmark and Hong Kong have joined hands for this year's Business of Design Week, where industry big names rub shoulders with rising young designers.

The annual conference, which Hong Kong's government hopes will help brand the city as a go-to destination for design, is organising meeting between Danish and Chinese companies.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:48am

Danes the highlight of Business of Design Week

The Vittra Telefonplan school in Stockholm, the interiors of which were designed by Copenhagen-based architect Rosan Bosch. The school aims to create an atmosphere that is designed to inspire creativity and learning.

When Copenhagen-based architect Rosan Bosch was commissioned to design the interiors of a school in Stockholm, she introduced a giant iceberg with a cinema, a room for relaxation and recreation, and colourful custom-designed furnishings designed to inspire creativity and learning.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:12am

40 events will highlight creative industry in 2012

A year-long series of more than 40 events linked to design will put the growth of Hong Kong's creative industry in the spotlight.

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen declared 2012 to be Hong Kong Design Year in his policy address last year, and a range of events has already been announced, from educational activities to industry events.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Creative types welcome some top-notch overseas talent and celebrate taking a good look at design

A line-up of top-notch international designers gave the city's creative types plenty to look forward to at the annual Business of Design Week.

Now in its ninth year, the event involves forums, seminars and exhibitions on all things to do with design, technology and brand management.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Design experts to share ideas

Some of design's biggest names will be in town to share their knowledge from today until Saturday.

For the ninth year, the Hong Kong Design Centre is holding the Business of Design Week (BODW) for designers, business leaders, students and creative people to exchange ideas.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Danish innovation centre looks to design creativity

The floor is covered by a grass print carpet, on which adjustable-height desks that allow workers to do their jobs standing up - improving blood circulation - are piled neatly.

It is not an avant-garde furniture warehouse but the new office of a design centre aimed at being the seed for a future exchange of creativity between Hong Kong and Denmark.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Design week focus on art of business

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.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Showcase has designs on cultivating asia's rise

'I think it is a great effort to try and close the gap between design and business,' says the award-winning anonymous Japanese designer behind the Nosigner label, just one of the high-profile international names taking part in the coming Business of Design Week.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

City takes a DETOUR to discover new talent

Overlapping Business of Design Week is DETOUR (, the annual flagship programme of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design (HKAoD).

This is a non-profit organisation and charity founded in 2006 as a sister organisation to the Hong Kong Design Centre.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Annual event designed for excellence

More than 100 eminent designers from around the world will bring inspiring ideas together at one of the city's annual design events next month.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Capsule hotel the snug thing for those who just want to sleep and leave

If actor George Clooney had shot Up in the Air - in which his character lives out of a suitcase - in Kyoto, he could have checked into the Nine Hours capsule hotel.

The no-frills hotel is designed for people who want to just sleep and leave. It consists only of sleeping spaces - no television sets, no fridges, no Bibles.

8 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Designers' dinner is the business

The Business of Design Week forum wrapped up with a prestigious dinner at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on December 4, attended by luminaries from the local and international design world who witnessed this year's DFA Awards, presented by the Hong Kong Design Centre.

24 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

City takes last stand for extravagance as austerity looms

Recession, what recession? That's what it seemed like, considering the number of extravagant fetes and blowouts over the weekend. Perhaps some people thought it was better to go out kamikaze-style by blowing to smithereens this year's marketing budget before next year's austerity takes over. Whatever the cause, it felt like the city was taking a last stand for extravagance and decadence.

15 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

'Rock star' becomes part of the furniture as he lights up annual design conference

The sixth annual Business of Design Week conference is in full swing once again at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

As usual, there's an eclectic mix of known name speakers from the design and creative world. One of the more recognised designers is Tom Dixon, whose work is mostly in the area of lighting and furniture.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am