• INTRODUCTION
  • MESSAGE FROM CURATORS
  • SUZHOU
  • SHANGHAI
  • SHENZHEN
  • HANGZHOU
  • WUHAN
  • acknowledgements
  • INTRODUCTION
  • MESSAGE FROM CURATORS
  • SUZHOU
  • SHANGHAI
  • SHENZHEN
  • HANGZHOU
  • WUHAN
  • acknowledgements

「20.....43 BUSINESS OF HONG KONG DESIGN」- SHANGHAI
28 August - 12 September 2017

Opening Hours:
10am - 5pm

Venue:
Event Hall, R Floor, NO.457 Ju Men Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Opening:
28 August

INNOVATION
MARCO CHAN X DEARBELL
#connection #collaboration #shift and changes
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongThe Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (FHKDA)
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandSuzhou Artisan Groups
List of designer(s)Marco Chan / Bell Kwan

This collaboration, through engaging young designers in Hong Kong and veteran artisans from Suzhou, demonstrates the importance of exploring craft-design collaboration; and how the synergy between fashion designers and artisans can stimulate the development and preservation of a local craft in an innovative and contemporary manner.

Marco and Bell are two young designers who work collaboratively to create fashion pieces and interesting a fashion accessories. While Marco devotes himself in the creation of unique personal style for his clients. In recent years, Marco has been taking his sense of fashion and styling into another level by mastering the art of combining the use of traditional craftsmanship and cutting into contemporary fashion pieces. DearBell defines materials as things that steer clear of the unconventional. He shares a different point of view on love for diamantes and love to submerged in a world of forgotten treasures. 

PRO-BALANCE KITCHEN KNIVES AND TOOLS
#NEW MODEL #NEW TECHNOLOGY #SHIFT AND CHANGES
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongGOLDEN SUN HOME PRODUCTS LIMITED
List of designer(s)JIMMY NGOK-WING KWOK

Pro-Balance of Hong Kong makes Red Dot Design Award-winning weighted kitchen knives for discerning chefs and other people who cut a lot. The showcase demonstrates how the application of design thinking and user-centered approach can help to generate innovative ideas, products and/or processes. Design-led company like Golden Sun Home Products Limited, through its inventions, have shown to other enterprises that design has evolved beyond making objects. The award-winning products, like Pro-balance knives, have shown the market that making design and business work more closely together is crucial, and that design thinking is at the core of effective strategy development and organizational change. The engagement of design thinking in the business development process also reflects the importance of innovation collaboration with design and business going hand-in-hand as part of a corporate strategy.

Pro-Balance Chef’s Knife features stainless steel construction and designed with a fine cutting edge & ergonomic handle. Their line of stainless steel knives features a hollow handle design and an array of removable weights so users can customize the feel and function of their tools to suit individual preferences. The quality knife offers exclusive function – weight distribution and optimal balance. User can use for a wide range of daily tasks: chopping slicing, dicing and mincing meats or vegetables.

NEXT BY D TWINCITIES
#COLLABORATION #NEW MODEL #SHIFT AND CHANGES
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongHONG KONG FEDERATION OF DESIGN ASSOCIATIONS
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandSHENZHEN CITY OF DESIGN PROMOTION ASSOCIATION
List of designer(s)FLIP-FLAP X ESMOOTH / PLOTCREATIVE X XINLILAI DECORATION CO. LTD / ERAVOLUTION X RIGHT HOME FURNITURE / LING WONG X / START CREATE ORIGINAL / HARRISON WONG X KALTENDIN / MODEMENT X SEASON WIND / NOWHERE® DESIGN LIMITED X AMISSVIE / EDMOND WONG / X JUXI MALL / PATRICK TIN X PRIVATE LIVING / RON LEUNG X COMIX / LITTLE IMPORTANCE DESIGN CO. X SHENZHEN CITY ZHUOTING CULTURE & MEDIA CO., LTD / MR. HAMMERS X CBON / GIORMANI X 1983ASIA / GIORMANI X WOOMOO / A-FONTANE COMPANY LIMITED X MICARTSY / BEEBI PEACE X ALEX LEE / BEEBI PEACE X TOP-DESIGN / TEAMGREEN X YE JIANHUI / ALANYIP X CABBLED / GENIC EYEWEAR X WENJIN YAO / HOUSE OF AVENUES X WINNIE FONG / AMENPAPA LIMITED X FUNG LIN GARMENT (SHENZHEN) LIMITED / PROFILIA X深圳黑龍室內設計有限公司 / ATELIER J-AR X 3D MAKING LIMITED / DO INTERACTIVE X POWER WOOD / LOOM LOOP X WITH SONG / CHOCOLATE RAIN X LOOBOT / KINOX X匠意工業設計公司 / WHAT L'S X XIANJIAN GARMENT FACTORY / SOVOS X顏隆萬 / EDMOND WONG X PROFILIA / WHAT L'S X TML PORJECT / FAVEBYKENNYLI X TML PROJECT

‘NEXT BY D TWINCITIES’ is a brand that celebrates co-created efforts of Hong Kong and Shenzhen designers and enterprises, and demonstrates the successful collaborations between the two cities in design and business-matching. The first batch of co-creations under the brand not only can reflect how collaboration between Hong Kong and counterparts on the mainland can work together, it also represents a new model of business collaboration that leverages on resources of two cities; creating examples for potential partners to know of how cross-boundary and cross-sector collaboration can be achieved through strengthened understanding and exchange of knowledge. The brand aims to reflect the uniqueness of shared culture, lifestyle, preference and values. 

By leveraging on the geographic proximity and the resources of the two cities, the products created by the counterparts are also able to better the living of the people through design.

During The 2nd HK-SZ Design Biennale, over 30 groups of designers and brands from Hong Kong and Shenzhen were invited to work together in design and production. More than 100 products have been produced and officially released at the grand opening of the Design Biennale on 17th September 2016, as well as exhibited and sold at different outlets.

In 2017, ‘NEXT BY D TWINCITIES’ continue to collaborate with different partners, including ‘My Good Goods Creative Store’ by Macau Design Center, ‘object a’ online platform and live house & restaurant ‘1563 at the East’ etc.. The 3rd pop-up store has been opened at D2 Place Two, The Barn.

JIGZLE
#NEW MODEL #NEW TECHNOLOGY #SHIFT AND CHANGES
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongTEAM GREEN
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandSTARLITE HOLDINGS LIMITED
List of designer(s)KAT TONG, KE CUILING, HE JIANZHU

Team Green Jigzle Puzzle, as one of many possibilities, showcases how design strategy creates value for Starlite Holdings Limited (SHL), the parent company of brand Team Green. As one of the best-known printing companies in Hong Kong, SHL has established itself as an original brand manufacturer (OBM). The creation of the new product series demonstrates the collaboration between design strategist in Hong Kong and design talents in the mainland. Such collaboration is powerful and can contribute to a much greener world to shift and change how products engage the users to participate in the process of making.

The Wooden Jigzle Puzzle is a collection made from environmental friendly materials. Apart from that the products in the range is environmentally appropriate, it incorporates fine design and it is a craft that helps exercising builder’s brain and healing their soul. 

MILWAUKEE FUEL AND FORCE LOGIC SERIES
#USER EXPERIENCE #MARKET EXPANSION #CROSS-REFERENCING
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongTECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES (“TTI”)
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandMILWAUKEE TOOL

The development of Milwakee power tools has demonstrated that collaborative innovation stems from the opportunity of creating new ideas, products, or services which can lead to the creation of new markets and new employment; an essential step for the renewal of any economic infrastructure. By engaging the use of user-centered approach and new technology, the set of tools in this showcase have not just created values for the brand in its existing market, but also help to show how design can create values in products and become more user-friendly.

Techtronic Industries (“TTI”) Industrial Power Equipment business unit, Milwaukee Tool, is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty, portable electric power tools, accessories and Hand Tools. MILWAUKEE® leverages technology and disruptive innovation, delivering trade-based solutions to skilled tradesmen globally.

Techtronic Design in Hong Kong collaborates with Milwaukee Tool’s R&D and Product Development centre in North America and Dongguan, China. The results of this interactive collaboration is leading high-speed product development enabling the R&D, Design, and product development areas rapid response to market needs and emerging opportunities, providing a vigorous competitive advantage. 

The robust collaboration is focused on three fundamentals: building complete product families around technology platforms, entering new businesses with product innovations, and providing accessories to support these product families.  It also ensures that the design and engineering units in China benefit from staying abreast of worldwide consumer feedback and deliver important insights for future design opportunities.

i.Dummy
#connection #collaboration #new model
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongWinswin Ltd.
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandBowker Garment Accessories Co., Ltd. / Sole Distributor IN CHINA: Hung Tat Garment Machinery Company Limited
List of designer(s)Allan Chan Chee Kooi

The showcase demonstrates the importance of collaboration between Hong Kong and the mainland, together with the support from other countries in continuous research and development. The creation of the i-dummy, is a result of extensive collection of massive anthropometric data and information from the literatures, plus clever application of mechatronics technology. The outcome of such collaboration is an innovative solution that can help to streamline the operations of the apparel and garment industry.

The i.Dummy® range of robotic mannequins were first invented by Dr. Allan Chan and his research team at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and later with a team of engineers in Winswin Ltd. It was conceived for the fashion industry where mannequins were used as standard equipment for design development and size fitting among other applications. 

The i.Dummy®, has garnered a number of international design awards such as Design for Asia Awards (Grand, Gold in 2014-2015), A’Design & Competititon Awards (Gold and Silver 2014-2016), Geneva Inventions (Gold with Congratulations of the Jury) and World Intellectual Property Organization Award (2015), and FashionTech Award (2015).

As an original product, i.Dummy® has successfully enter markets in China, USA, New Zealand and some Asian countries, and more marketing effort will be placed to other countries like Europe. 

THE LANDWAVE
#COLLABORATION #NEW MODEL #SHIFT AND CHANGES
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongPAL DESIGN GROUP
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandFINANCIAL COMPANY
List of designer(s)DR. PATRICK LEUNG

The creation of The Landwave demonstrates how cross-cultural referencing contributes to a new interpretation of contemporary work environment, which can support work place efficient as well as to introduce a new work culture and can foster lively business interaction. Such is only viable through close collaboration between mastermind of Hong Kong and visionary client on the mainland, as demonstrated in here.

Located in the heart of the financial center of Shanghai, the Landwave is designed for a local financial company. The challenge is to break the stereotypical office setting and provide a new perspective based on the working pattern of the financial company. The concept of this office design is revolved by creating a fluid landscape in order to inject new energy and also providing a relaxing working environment. 

This new working landscape composed of positive and negative spaces - wrapped around with a radically aseptic combination of white corian and a layer of natural timber. As a result of the lopping envelope, a diversity of space was provided for meeting and interaction. The touch of an orange colour is to serve as the highlighter for individual zones. For the enclosed space, glass walls are installed as the divider between the private space and the communal area. 

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON CHENGDU
#connection #collaboration #shift and changes
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongPAL Design Group
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandFour Points by Sheraton Chengdu
List of designer(s)DR. PATRICK LEUNG

The designer’s expertise in creating exception experience through utilization of traditional values and elements has worked magic in collaboration with the client’s vision; contributing to the wonderful creation of Four Points by Sheraton Chengdu. The hotel is a great cultural experience for the guests that embraces the beauty of the cultures and visual elements borrowed from both cities. The project also demonstrates the how design thinking and knowledge of design master from Hong Kong can be put to use in projects that are so available around cities on the Mainland. A co-creation that can constitute and create new values to define modern city living.

Four Points by Sheraton Chengdu occupies a spacious plot nested among tea plants and fruit farms in an unmistakably rural setting. On top of its idyllic charm for holiday visitors, the well-equipped utility spaces including exhibition halls and meeting rooms have all been meticulously designed for business visitors to truly live up to the brand’s international prestige. 

A welcoming hotel relevant to and respectful of the local environment - not without its grace and style - becomes a key design goal. Free of ornate accessories and overpowering grandeur, such subtle luxe begins with careful attention to details, as much as its straightforward orchestration produces reassuring comfort. 

Much like an old-master Chinese painting, the layers of experience unfold as guests enjoy every bit of the minimalist luxury in a perfect tribute to its natural beauty and pastoral comfort – and all appears effortlessly simple, too. 

INTEGRATION
UNIFORM DESIGN PROJECTS by JANET CHEUNG
#strategic management #interdisciplinary approach #integrated collaboration environment
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongCobra Creation Company / Fashion & Uniform Design Services
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandSHANGHAI QINGHE CLOTHING CO.,LTD. / GUANGZHOU BAIJIAYANG DRESS CO.LTD. ETC.ETC.
List of designer(s)張啟秀

Luxurious Hotels in itself is a reflection of economic, cultural character and energy of a city.  Hotel staffs’ uniform design is like a hotel’s own business card, which conveys and express the IMAGE of the hotel, as well as reflects the professional ethics and entrepreneurial spirit and uniqueness of the services provided.  Therefore hotel uniforms should not be the slightest sloppy, from the senior managements, down to the cleaning staffs.

Through the collaboration of the renowned Hong Kong Fashion & Uniform designer Janet Cheung and the top uniform production suppliers in both Shanghai & Guangzhou. The designed uniforms are almost all tailor-made for each hotel employee.  The uniform styles are dignified, elegant, yet contemporary with clean lines & well cut shapes.  The dynamic yet functional uniforms, provide professional services as well as create an ambience of confidence and cordial attitude to the hotel guests. 

Contemporary and stylish yet practical clothes of clean, strong lines with much emphasis placed on finesse of cut and proportion, together with attention to details are fundamental qualities consistently found in Janet Cheung’s design collections. Her uniform design projects consistently show the stylishness and the unique culture of each of her clientele. 

 

KAVON
#STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT #INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH #INTEGRATED COLLABORATION ENVIRONMENT
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongKL&K DESIGN / GOBELINS COMPANY LTD.
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandKAVON
List of designer(s)FREEMAN LAU / KEVIN YEUNG

The story of Kavon brand building reflects true cross sector collaboration. The creation of Kavon visual identity and the design of new fabrics and designs tells us how the reinvention of the traditional model of partnership between fashion designer, brand designer and the enterprise can create a shift in distribution, a shift in impression, and a shift in how the products can be sold and how new markets can be created. A simple branding exercise, of finely tuned orchestration of design and business activities, that suggests how professionals in the design industry and enterprises in Hong Kong and on the mainland can partner up to create a new business model for sustainable development and growth.

A famous lady fashion brand in China. Freeman used orchid to signify the exquisiteness and intelligence of female image, invited Yabu Pushelberg, an internationally renowned interior design firm, to bring forward the brand image into the flagship store as a holistic approach. Apart from having more than 200 shops in the mainland, the brand has achieved profound recognition and impact on high-class lady fashion market.

OOOBJECT
#KNOWLEDGE #INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH #INTEGRATED COLLABORATION ENVIRONMENT
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongGreen & Associates (HK) Ltd.
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandPACIFIC COFFEE COMPANY / WORLD WIDE FUND / EXCEPTION DE MIX MIND

OOObject showcases how innovative ideas and business collaboration can work together to create a more sustainable future. The partnership between OOObject and its clients show people how the knowledge can be developed through integrated approach and application of new materials. The possibility of such collaboration is endless and can contribute to a much greener world for the betterment of our next generation through the use of design and business partnerships.

Recycling is one of our OOObject’s important concepts. It does also represent our question towards recycling. 

After industrialization revolution, we enter the world of automation. Goods are produced, consumed & disposed quickly and easily. No one realizes the underlying crisis, until catastrophes, spread of virus, pollutions, extinction of animals & plants comes after us.... and what should we do? What is the ultimate solution in today’s polluted society? How to achieve a green community and sustainable world? 

After 7 years of researches & studies, green & associates has finally launched OOObject in 2009, in which the concepts of recycle, reuse & regenerate is applied. With new developed technology & systemic food recycling process, the whole production progress is enhanced to green without harm. 

We aim to deliver the green message to everyone, especially our next generation. If not, it’s too late before the end of the days. 

IKA BUTONI
#strategic management #interdisciplinary approach #integrated collaboration environment
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongIKA BUTONI
List of designer(s)IKA

The creation of IKA Butoni reflects how a brand can expand its business and collaboration network though long-term development with partners on the Mainland. In today’s world, collaboration can help to increase trading equity and value; especially by working with major connections of a big market like China.

Through a simple connection, IKA Butoni was able to gain knowledge for itself that allows it to grow extensively, internationalized, and increase its product varieties and standard. 

MATADOR COUTURE
#strategic management #interdisciplinary approach #integrated collaboration environment
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongArthur Lam
List of designer(s)Arthur Lam

The collaboration highlights that the key issue of revitalizing local industry requires design knowledge, and it is by working through understanding local traditions and cultures that designers can further excel in their creativity and contribute to solving real challenges in today’s economy.

Simple and elegant party and evening dresses especially designed for the fashionable individual. 

LEBAAG VOYAGE
#strategic management #interdisciplinary approach #integrated collaboration environment
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongMindesign Creations Limited
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandSalt
List of designer(s)Richard Li

The showcase demonstrates how a close collaboration with partners on the Mainland has led to the creation of a well recognized nation-wide brand, and how the acute design skills and knowledge of a Hong Kong designer can expand beyond just fashion into other related products through his strong connection with his brand partner. 

As a frequent traveler, Richard Li understands the importance of "Travel Light/Travel Right". He brings this concept into his design and launched the brand "Le Baag Voyage". His latest projects embrace an innovative twist to the normal --- such as convertible jackets/bags, "water-proof" travelling bags & handbags, and 3-IN-1 neck pillow, etc. which are in support of Trendy Travelling Lifestyle, as well as a more sustainable earth.

INTERPRETATION
FASHION + PAPER, SCISSORS AND ROCK
#RECONSTRUCTION #CULTURAL EXCHANGE #CROSS-REFERENCING
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongHONG KONG FASHION DESIGNERS ASSOCIATION (HKFDA)
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandLAI YUI-KWONG / LUK SHU-CHOI / LUK KEUNG-CHOI / CHOW YIN-WEN / KENNETH MO / JOSEPH TSO
List of designer(s)KOYO WILLIAM / MEIYI CHEUNG / KENNY LI / LO SING CHIN

The "Fashion + Paper, Scissors and Rock" showcase reflects the importance of exploring craft-design collaboration, and how the synergy between fashion designers and artisan groups can stimulate the development and preservation of a local craft in a sustainable and commercially viable way. The collaboration highlights that the key issue of revitalizing local industry requires design knowledge, and it is by working through understanding local traditions and cultures that designers can further excel in their capabilities and contribute to solving real challenges in today’s economy. Acting as catalysts of change, designers have the ability to help local craft industries create new innovative business scenarios. 

The pieces displayed here showcases the work of four young fashion designers and artists who were invited to take part in cross-disciplinary collaboration with six groups of traditional craftsmen, creating works of fashion which showcase the culture of Hong Kong.

Koyo William Cheung collaborated with gilding master Lai Yui-kwong and created his work "Finding Balance in Life” to express the traditional Chinese philosophy of yin and yang and tai chi.

Inspired by copperware making masters Luk Shu-choi and Luk Keung-choi, as well as Cantonese opera headgear making teacher Chow Yin-wen, Meiyi Cheung created her work "Lost in Possession" without technology.

Kenny Li provided a new interpretation of Guanyin's costumes and created "The Six Hues of Guanyin" with paper-crafting master Kenneth Mo.

Singchin Lo created his work "Pass and Present" with Guangcai porcelain painting factory owner Joseph Tso by applying Guangcai patterns to fashion design and household items.

HKG 20A
#INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH #INTEGRATED COLLABORATION ENVIRONMENT #SHARING ECONOMY AND KNOWLEDGE
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongFREEMAN LAU
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandODM-DESIGN
List of designer(s)劉小康 / 馮之敬 / 周寶盈 / 高少康 / 張可之 / 蛙王 郭孟浩 / 張靜嫻 / 靳埭強 / 江泉記

A collaborative effort between a Hong Kong design master and an electronics company in Shenzhen, the HKG 20A watch and speaker series is a commemorative showcase that celebrates 20 years since the return of sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), where we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of HKSAR. 

The watch design is based on their basic model, the time-dial shows years from 1997, 2007, 2017, up to 2047 with exactly 24 digits to replace the original 12-hour clock, and the current 20th Anniversary – 20A is marked in the middle. Emphasizing “One Country” and “Two Systems” in the foreground around the outer ring, it is a constant reminder while carrying the watch on our wrist of the 50 years of promised unchanged period in Hong Kong under “One Country, Two Systems”. We should also cherish and make good use of our time to prepare for the better future. The commemorative watch series is hence named - “A Time To Own”.

The Wireless Panel Speaker – Music.Pc series is a collaboration with odm, curated by “NoArtNoFun”, a brand founded by Freeman Lau and his friends with the wish of bringing art to daily lives and letting people share the fun of creating.  A total of 10 graphic designs from 9 artists are chosen to be applied on the specially developed flat surface speaker component by odm, achieving both visual and audio enjoyment.

SINO-OCEAN TAIKOO LI CHENGDU
#USER EXPERIENCE #REVITALIZATION/RECONSTRUCTION #CROSS-REFERENCING
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongTHE OVAL PARTNERSHIP ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNERS, URBANISTS AND DESIGNERS
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandCHENGDU QIANHAO PROPERTY CO. LTD, JOINT VENTURE OF SWIRE PROPERTIES LTD & SINO-OCEAN LAND HOLDINGS LTD.
List of designer(s)CHRIS LAW / LIN HAO / HENRIQUE ALMEIDA / RONGHAO LI / RAY WONG / PEAKER CHU

The showcase exemplifies how architectural/spatial designers help to conceive and execute projects that can contribute to creating sustainable urban and rural development by capturing local flavors yet cross-referencing experiences and knowledge acquired in other cities. The collaboration between The Oval Partnership Architectural designers, Urbanists and Designers and Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu has demonstrated how long term growth in social and economic capital can be achieved through active revitalization and urban renewal.

The project is internationally unique and one of the very few projects in China to combine the regeneration of the city centre urban fabric with large and generous public open spaces and uses for all, revitalising a major historical and cultural neighbourhood into a modern vibrant hub as part of the metropolitan CBD. 

It revitalises a historic heart of the city with innovative architectural design and commercial planning well integrated to meet today’s mainland China consumer’s aspirations with flexibility to adapt for future changes The architectural style adopted is a creative modern approach embracing local spirit and reflecting the details and language of the traditional Sichuan style without using miscontrued replicas.

FANGSUO COMMUNE
#USER EXPERIENCE #CULTURAL EXCHANGE #CROSS-REFERENCING
Project Organizer / Company in Hong Kong84000 COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandFANG SUO COMMUNE
List of designer(s)ANOTHERMOUNTAIN MAN

The designer’s expertise in creating experience and brand images in collaboration with the client’s vision has contributed to the success of the creation of Fangsuo; a truly new cultural experience for the users that embraces the beauty of the cultures of the two cities and the knowledge of the two sides of design and business of the counterparts.

Fangsuo commune is neither merely a bookstore nor a residential hall rather, it is an attitude, an opinion a bold attempt that utilizes the function of aesthetics in real life.

a place originated in china;

a platform where people embrace culture and esthetics;

a shelter where intellectuality and emotionality.

Fangsuo, a community where we learn together.

 

ONE SHENZHEN BAY
#REVITALIZATION #CULTURAL EXCHANGE #CROSS-REFERENCING
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongSTEVE LEUNG DESIGNERS LTD. (SLD)
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandONE SHENZHEN BAY
List of designer(s)STEVE LEUNG

One Shenzhen Bay showcases how cross-referencing of experience and values can contribute to the creation of an enhanced lifestyle and residential experience that can be shared by people of two cities that are in close geographic proximity. The expertise of Steve Leung has worked magic on the wonderful location; the collaboration between the Hong Kong master and the developer has successfully created an outstanding example of how living standard can be raised to a new level by leveraging on the design and business sides. Collaborative effort, as demonstrated by this project, has proven to be the foundation of business success, growth, and a development of a sustainable future for Hong Kong and those cities on the mainland.

With the superior location and the stunning view, One Shenzhen Bay is the symbol of wealth and success, attracting the sophisticated upper class buyers and investors. With a contemporary approach, delicate layout and a palette of brown, the designers fully utilize the perfect location of the project to transform this 700 sq m unit into a subtle yet elegant living space.

Yi-ming
#reconstruction #cultural exchange #cross-referencing
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongYi-ming
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandMAESTROS COUTURE 大師製 (佛山市嶺南天地)
List of designer(s)Grace Choi

The showcase illustrates how design interpretation of traditional concepts can revive ideas and renders new visual excitement, and in this case, through fashion. The showcase also demonstrates the importance of craft-design knowledge integration, and the synergy between tradition and modern interpretation that can contribute to the creation of a new style.

Yi-ming celebrates the creation of beautiful clothes that appeal to all ages and ethnicities. It offers a stylish, high-quality products as well as inviting the consumer to experience the history and philosophy behind them - a dedication to innovation and exotic imagery.

Brand Philosophy:

Oriental Inspired Chic  

The Brand Spirit: to elegantly transport traditional Chinese aesthetics into a modern fashion style. 

Yi-ming adopts oriental aesthetics in combination with Western cutting and Chinese handcrafting techniques.  

The brand is known for it’s distinctive design features drawn from Oriental style such as Qipao collars, knot buckles, Chinese flower patterns and Chinese Ink Paintings.  

Yi-ming is produced in a vast range of fabrics, textures, patterns and colours – some of signature the materials of choice include lace, silk, chiffon, jade or embroideries. 

THE DOUBLE LIFE OF MADAM WHITE SNAKE
#MARKET EXPANSION #RECONSTRUCTION #CROSS-REFERENCING
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongLOOM LOOP
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the Mainland温麗映
List of designer(s)POLLY HO

The showcase illustrates how design interpretation of traditional concepts can revive ideas and renders new visual excitement, and in this case, through fashion. The showcase also demonstrates the importance of craft-design knowledge exchange, and the synergy between fashion designer and artisan group; that can contribute to the creation sustainable and commercially viable new ideas. Acting as catalysts of change, designers have the ability to turning traditional operation models to new innovative business scenarios. 

The collection is the modern interpretation of a great Chinese classic “Madam White Snake” (白蛇傳). Inspired by the heroine Bai Suzhen, strong, determined and feminine, the collection features beautiful detailed embroidery, Chinese braid and knots which magnify the brand’s East meets West DNA.  Prints are firmly in the frame, they made up of green mamba motifs injected with dashes of raspberry and summer fruits and striking graphic of black and white collage plaids and Chinese knots which represents good fortunate.  

True to Loom Loop’s philosophy the key look is relaxed yet expressive.  The use of the most luxury silk in the tailoring adds fluidity to the otherwise clean lines and structured silhouette. In contrast to the statement prints the collection also features pieces crafted in Canton silk, that are minimalist with subtle detailing and block colouring which accentuate the characteristics of this artisan fabric and allows this heritage fabric speaks for itself.

上海手錶廠
#market expansion #cultural exchange #cross-referencing
Project Organizer / Company in Hong KongTommy Li Design Workshop Limited
Client / Collaborating Partner(s) in the MainlandShanghai Watch
List of designer(s)李永銓

The revived image of Shanghai Watch reflected the importance of timeless creation by engaging Hong Kong design master’s knowledge and expertise with years of extensive exposure and international perspective. The collaboration between the creative talent from Hong Kong and a visionary client on the Mainland constitutes to the revitalization of not just a name or brand, but traditional values that can be appreciated by the young generations. The showcase reviews that by working through understanding local traditions and injection of modern interpretation that a brand’s value can be recreated and enhanced; leading to sustainable business growth that lives beyond time. 

Established in Shanghai, China in 1955, “Shanghai Watch” is the premier watch brand in China. Its standing in the history of modern China is equally luminous.  

Tommy rebuilt the brand through successful marketing strategy, repackaging and even brought a new tourbillion watch designed by Eric Giroud, one of the influential watch designer in the world, and tied with the brand concept together with systematic positioning which added values to the watch. 

The selling was skyrocketing and the products were out of stock within 3 weeks. This creates a legend in Shanghai historical watch brands.