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Product Design

Taiwan's HTC looks to new handset designs to exit slump

Some of HTC's new devices will include cameras for low indoor lighting and come in metal casing instead of the usual plastic. Photo: AFP

The designer of models such as the Butterfly and the One is developing new smartphones at mid-range prices to stand out in a thickening crowd of competitors, industry experts say.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 4:18am

Flickers of creativity

As part of this year's Business of Design Week, the Inno Design Tech Expo showcased the latest product designs in green and sustainable development. Four junior reporters got a chance to go on a tour of the expo. They also took part in a candleholder-making workshop conducted by the Hong Kong Design Institute.

Jay Lee Seung-jae

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Wing Tai teamed up with Baccarat to hold an exhibition of the French crystal manufacturer's works at Forfar. More than 700 guests were able to appreciate about 40 pieces worth more than HK$3.5 million at the event organised by SCMP Marketing Services. They included exclusive creations by renowned designers Philippe Starck and Francois Pompon.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Collection gains inspiration from history

The extraordinary sparkle and beauty of Baccarat's latest crystal objet d'art collection are at their most alluring when displayed against the floor-to-ceiling windows at the luxurious residences of Forfar, with Hong Kong's breathtaking skyline as the backdrop.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


What: Marie Coquine floor lamp. Why: Philippe Starck designed this Mary Poppins-meets-Raging Bull chandelier for Baccarat: at one end, under an ivory umbrella, are 12 graceful lights; at the other is a camel-leather punch bag, which acts as a counterweight; in the middle, supporting the two, is a photographic stand. The contrast could not be more Starck. Price: HK$328,000.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Chandelier showroom says Hong Kong makes light work of its star's late arrival

Guests arrived on time for the opening cocktail of the Baccarat chandelier showroom in Causeway Bay's Cubus mall yesterday, to find staff still setting up the stage to unveil the event's centrepiece - a chandelier created by French designer Philippe Starck.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Cool and unusual

It will 'make you feel like a kid in a candy store', says one reviewer of Mirth (above left;, a new lifestyle store in Wong Chuk Hang. The shop is a joint venture by childrenswear designers Kylie Platt and Alex Weston.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Hip hip handmade

Maybe it's a reaction to mass production or perhaps it's just a desire to keep the past alive, but designers are reviving old handicrafts. Paper-cutting, enamelling and hand-stitching are being experimented with in new ways and the results are painstakingly produced designs made not just to look good but also to last.

4 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Where? This concept store is in downtown Rome, in the Campo Marzio district - a historical site by the banks of the Tiber River. The area is dotted with ancient palazzos, sculptures and piazzas as well as trendy bars, cafes and shops.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

coffee table

Some of the 1,000 designs in Jennifer Hudson's book have been featured in these pages, including Philippe Starck's Axor Starck X tap, Agape Design's Chiocciola shower and Marcel Wanders' Zeppelin pendant lamp for Flos.

18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Completely Starck-ers

Renowned designer Philippe Starck has brought his talent to the table for the second time with sportswear label Puma. This design sequel has brought about a collection of ultra-sleek bodywear cheekily named Starck Naked. Crafted from skin-tight seamless Lycra, the collection consists of nine styles for men and women in subdued colours such as off-white and pale charcoal.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Paul Chan

Interior and furniture designer

The founder of Paul Design in Cheung Sha Wan is a DIY enthusiast: he designed every piece of furniture in his home. A keen recycler, Paul Chan takes old materials and gives them a new lease of life.

Favourite homeware store

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

coffee table

Japanophile Alex Kerr is well known for his insightful books Lost Japan and Dogs and Demons. But the American art collector and calligrapher is important for a different reason: his efforts to preserve traditional Japanese machiya (townhouses) by acquiring and restoring them.

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Johnny Wong

Wales-born interior designer Johnny Wong, 32, says there's no such thing as an original design. 'Design is all about evolution. You produce a new piece, but it's not really original. You always have to take it from something else.' Which is why his company is called Fak3, a play on the word fake with a reversed 'E'.

Favourite furniture shop

25 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Take a Seat

Eight chairs to make you sit up and take notice.

Slatted with high back from Armani Casa $6,600

Scholar style from ltfield Gallery $18,800

Fong from OVO $3,450

Lounger from Simply Sofa $8,110

Louis Ghost by Philippe Starck from Dentro $2,500

Wood and chrome by Nastro from Mod $14,500

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am