Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, USA
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Co-Creating Hong Kong: a Design+ Exhibition Opens in San Francisco

 



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Wing Yan Tong in San Francisco: (415) 835 9315
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Melissa Ng in New York City: (212) 752 3320

 




September 18, 2019 - A new design exhibition, “Co-creating Hong Kong” featuring fourteen unique projects by Hong Kong’s leading and emerging design talent is now open to the public from September 15 to September 21 at Chandran Gallery 459 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase the design talent from Hong Kong in San Francisco and give a deeper insight of their projects to the local communities. We hope their participation can forge new dialogues and co-creative relationships and open up further collaborative opportunities between Hong Kong and San Francisco,” said Ivanhoe Chang, the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco.

The first exhibit welcomes visitors with an interactive interface display of a Chinese character that moves along with the audience’s movement. This piece is a Henry Chu project, whose studio, Pill and Pillow, has won over 100 local and international design awards. His piece, “Shadow Harp” is another interactive interface which generates music and dancing graphics based on a mapped reaction of the audience.

In addition to Chu’s work, there are additional interactive technology-oriented projects.  Renowned artist and director, Victor Wong, whose digital and special effects work are best known in the movie industry, showcases his newly adapted 3D projection film which illustrates the digital and immaterial dimensions of space, inspired by Hong Kong’s urban landscape.

Other highlights include a luminary device with embedded air purifying function, a smart wellness system that comprises connected brewer, tea discs, and an app that provides tailor-made drink recommendations.

The exhibition demonstrates how the designer force is generating new co-creative mechanisms through Hong Kong’s vibrant connections with the world.  It features architectural design projects that incorporate Hong Kong’s local craft traditions and digital technologies as well as works that illustrate how design can bring new perspectives on sustainability and community.  All of the works are supplemented with captions and behind-the-scene materials supplied by designers to offer a multi-layered experience.

“This exhibition aims to  strengthen the position of Hong Kong as Asia’s creative hub and highlights how Hong Kong designers, capitalizing on the city’s long-established design practices, are actively expanding the scope and influence of design in both local and global communities,” said Professor Eric Yim, Chairman of  Hong Kong Design Centre, the co-organizer of the exhibition.

Seven of the thirteen participating designers from Hong Kong were present to see the installation and open the exhibition.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from September 15 to 21.  “Co-creating Hong Kong” is presented by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco and Hong Kong Design Centre, with the support of AIGA San Francisco – the professional association for design.

Co-Creating Hong Kong: a Design+ Exhibition runs September 15-21 in San Francisco.
Co-Creating Hong Kong: a Design+ Exhibition runs September 15-21 in San Francisco.
 
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco, Ivanhoe Chang, at Co-Creating Hong Kong: a Design+ Exhibition.
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco, Ivanhoe Chang, at Co-Creating Hong Kong: a Design+ Exhibition.
Hong Kong designer Mui Kinoshita with her invention at Co-Creating Hong Kong: a Design+ Exhibition.
Hong Kong designer Mui Kinoshita with her invention at Co-Creating Hong Kong: a Design+ Exhibition.
  Hong Kong designer Victor Wong poised in front of his work at Co-Creating Hong Kong: a Design+ Exhibition.
Hong Kong designer Victor Wong poised in front of his work at Co-Creating Hong Kong: a Design+ Exhibition.

 


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