Leading Italian kitchenware company Alessi, in its first collaboration with the Beijing Industrial Design Centre, has engaged eight mainland architects to reinterpret one of the most mundane and humble products: the tray.Friday, 4 May, 2012, 12:00am
'I REALISED ONE DAY that I spend approximately a third of the year travelling; that's about 120 days of the year living in hotels - a home away from home, I think they say,' says Gary Chang, the Hong Kong-born award-winning architect and designer. Unlike most architects in Hong Kong, Chang's work focuses not on sky-high towers but on the quality use of space, no matter how big or small.4 May 2007 - 12:00am
Architect Gary Chang, a self-confessed hotel obsessive, opens his suitcase.
1. Waterproof cap
'I don't like wearing macs so I use a waterproof cap instead.'
2. Map of Europe4 May 2007 - 12:00am
In September 2002 architect Gary Chang of Edge HK (tel: 2802 6212; www.edge.hk.com) was invited to be one of 12 young Asian architects to participate in creating the Commune for the Great Wall experimental development in Beijing. Chang accepted and the Suitcase House was born.11 Apr 2004 - 12:00am
It is not every day that Hong Kong designers find themselves in the international spotlight, but it has happened to Gary Chang, who says modestly it is 'all in the timing'. Although trained as an architect, Mr Chang, who heads a young practice called Edge (HK), is participating in the product design category of the Business of Design Week.8 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
Tsang Chi Fan
Christie's Hong Kong
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