Taken Wan Chai as a major base and disperse the “creative seeds” across the city. We foster collaboration between brands and organise activities related to creative designs, including creative markets, workshops, studio open days, exhibitions, sharing, talks, networking session, etc.
A living breathing bubble responds with light and sound when approached and touched, this giant synthetic organism attempts to humanize lighting based public art and attracts passes by to engage and interact with its beauty.
The bubble is a six-meter diameter clear inflatable structure, dotted with an array of addressable LED disks shining inside and out. These custom disks act as a volumetric video screen providing mesmerizing 360-degree visual delights, day and night. Sounds are also reacting to the visitors on the outside.
DATE 30/11/2018 – 9/12/2018 11:30am – 9:30pm
LOCATION G/F Public Open Space
A elite group of 34 Melbourne designers, jewellers and artisans will come together to present “We are Luxury”, a showcase of exclusive and bespoke works. Exhibition includes a stunning range of haut couture design, bespoke pieces from award winning stage and screen costumes, and an extraordinary collection of crafted jewellery from Melbourne's top creators. Drawing on Melbourne’s vibrant heritage, this exhibition draws on the state's rich cultural history and reputation for innovation.
DATE 1/12/2018 – 9/12/2018 10:00am – 10:00pm
LOCATION Room 307, 309 & 311
"Recognition" will showcase Melbourne's unique and emerging First Peoles fashion industry, creating an international platform for the most contemporary, cutting edge and cultural elements of Victoria's Indigenous designers, artists and creatives. From swimwear to high end evening wear to designer accessories, this exhibition will recognise the best of Aboriginal design.
DATE 1/12/2018 – 9/12/2018 10:00am – 10:00pm
LOCATION 4/F Exhibition Area
“HKACT! Act 1 BeHere by Masaki Fujihata” is an Augmented Reality (AR) public art project. New media artist Masaki Fujihata took reference to Hong Kong old photographs and oral history of local residents to “re-present” these stories by actors in the studio. Images were then captured and converted into 3D digital figures, bringing people from the past back into the present in form of AR via smartphone application. Visitors can even interact, compose and put themselves in the frame with these figures in the two realities and share to social media. Taking the latest digital media as the channeling platform, the artwork serves as a new way to preserve our intangible cultural heritage and the micro-narratives of the residents are used as building blocks for a “meta-monument” that symbolise the entire community.
As the commissioned work of Design District Hong Kong 2018/2019, BeHere connects 10 different locations from the Blue House to Dominion Garden along the old Wan Chai coastline that embodies the rich history and the development of Hong Kong society. The work redefines the meaning of “public spaces” and turns smartphones into a “pocket museum”, allowing tourists and public to experience the old Hong Kong stories and create new memories and unique travel experiences in a brand new way.
The past is now. BeHere.
For events and guided tours details, please visit: http://www.designdistrict.hk
AR 3D figures available locations
1. Blue House
2. Stone Nullah Lane Garden
3. Wan Chai Gap Road Playground
4. Old Wan Chai Post Office
5. Lee Tung Avenue
6. Tai Wong Street East Sitting-out Area
7. Lun Fat Street Sitting-out Area
8. Kwong Ming
DATE 1/12/2018 - 30/4/2019
LOCATION AR 3D figures available locations (please refer to other information)
A 14-meter-high “Golden Monkey” inflatable sculpture climbing on the façade of H CODE in Central, provoking reflections on humans and nature
Australian artist Lisa Roet works closely with primatologists and taxonomists to blend both science and creativity in her practice as an artist. Her intimate contact with primates, apes and monkeys gives Lisa Roet’s work a unique artistic appeal. This time, she will bring her sculpture “Golden Monkey” to Hong Kong. The inflatable golden monkey with a height of 14 metres will be displayed from 1 December 2018 to 10 April 2019, climbing to 75 metres above the ground on H CODE’s high façade. H CODE is located close to the highest point of Pottinger Street. It is a landmark that combines activities such as creativity, work and entertainment, which promises to attract public attention.
This work is based on the endangered Burmese Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey, whose nose and long tail are the most prominent features of this species. Although humans have only discovered this monkey species not long ago, the number of Burmese Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkeys is extremely limited, and they currently only exist in southern China and parts of Vietnam and Myanmar. As the habitat continues to encounter deforestation, the fate of the endangered Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey is uncertain. A notable feature of the primates is that they sneeze. The artist aims at combining the image of the Burmese Golden Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey with the bustling metropolis, and trying to stimulate discussions about the relationship between urban development and the environment, humans and Mother Nature, and the question of sustainability.
DATE 1/12/2018 – 10/4/2019
LOCATION H CODE, 45 Pottinger Street, Central
British design has always earned its reputation in hearts of Hong Kong design lovers. As a satellite street of BODW City Programme, Lee Tung Avenue will bring to Hong Kong the incredible light installation “The Spirit of Christmas” from the long renowned street in London for the first time. Together with the snowing show, festive performances and a series of British design related events, the street will surely be swarmed with a joyful British Christmas business of design atmosphere that should not be missed!
DATE 16/11/2018 – 2/1/2019 6:00am – 11:00pm
LOCATION Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai
DATE 8/12/2018 2:00pm – 5:00pm
LOCATION Jockey Club Innovation Tower Gallery D, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The fourth edition of the Roca One Day Design Challenge will take place at RocaConcepts, Hong Kong on the 1st December 2018 (Sat) again. As in previous editions, it will take place as part of the Business of Design Week in the city, to be one of the BODW CityProg satellite events. Once again, the contestants will have to prepare a proposal related to bathroom products based on a briefing announced that morning. In this race against the clock, the participants will need to do their best to design a proposal that meets the expectations of the jury in terms of design, functionality and sustainability. Are you interested in? Register for our next challenge now!
DATE 1/12/2018 9:00am – 7:00pm
LOCATION 1/F, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
The infinite number of combinations creates the possibility for an infinite number of forms - Flos Arrangements by Michael Anastassiades
Exhibition at COLOURLIVING and B&B Italia Hong Kong till 13/11.
DATE 1/11/2018 - 13/11/2018 10:00am – 7:00pm
LOCATION 333 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai