Confluence • 20+ design exhibition
Presented by the Hong Kong Design Centre with major support from Create Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Confluence • 20+ is a multidisciplinary exhibition in Milan that offers a perspective on Hong Kong's creative ecologies. As the third edition of an ongoing exhibition series, Confluence • 20+ is a stage for creative collisions. The show presents twenty truly inspiring collaborative design projects by Hong Kong's best design talents, lending insights into the co-evolving ecosystems of the city where east and west, tradition and innovation, craftsmanship and technology synergise.
Living in an ever-reinventing and culturally diverse metropolis, the creative minds in Hong Kong have never been restrained by the city’s confining urban space. Through continual collaboration with global practitioners, they add value to materials and objects, leveraging cultural influences and resources from China, Asia and beyond. The exhibits in Confluence • 20+ are coalescences of cross-boundary interactions and intertwining relationships. Deep inside the crux of every single piece is a community woven across socioeconomic and cultural silos.
Confluence • 20+ is a visual feast of creative works showcasing Hong Kong designers’ ingenuity in crossing boundaries: East, West, Heritage, Craftsmanship, Artistry, Urban Living, and Experiential Innovation. It is an exclusive visual adventure into Hong Kong’s vibrant creative ecologies that both insiders and public audience must not miss.
Participating designers: Nicol Boyd & Tomas Rosén, Alan Chan, Samuel Chan, Gary Chang, Lu Lu Cheung, Chiu Kwong Chiu, C.L. Lam, Freeman Lau, James Law, Lee Chi Wing, Lo Chi Wing, Lo Kai Yin, Lo Sing Chin, Sharon de Lyster, Elaine Yan Ling Ng, Kingsley Ng, Sammy Or, Julie Progin & Jesse Mc Lin, Otto Tang, Stanley Wong.
The Hong Kong Design Centre is a government-funded non-profit organisation celebrating design excellence. The institution champions the creation of business values and community benefits through design. This latest exhibition series is a homage to Hong Kong’s design heritage roots and will sojourn in Milan, Hong Kong, Seoul and Chicago. The exhibition has made its debut at the internationally celebrated Milan Design Week in April 2017. The Hong Kong Edition opens Monday, 5th June and runs through Wednesday, 28th June at the Hong Kong City Hall Low Block 1/F Exhibition Hall. The exhibition is free and open to public, along with a wide range of public engagement programmes.
|6 to 28 June
||Confluence • 20+ Design Exhibition
Open from 10am to 8pm daily. Special guided tours will be held during the exhibition period to provide members of the public with insights into every exhibit.
|9, 16 and 23 June, 5:00pm to 7:30 pm (every Friday during the exhibition period)
Under a sky platform, members of the public can enjoy food delicacies and exchange creative concepts and design insights with participating designers in twilight.
|10, 17 and 24 June
(every Saturday during the exhibition period)
|My Confluence Workshop Series
Participating designers and their collaborators will engage in stimulating exchanges with participants on how they go through their creative journeys, from inspiration and design research to hands-on implementation. Some participating designers and their teams will lead these workshops. Topics include:
– Brewing Tea, Brewing Conversations
– From “Form” to “Font”: The Aesthetics of Chinese
– Hong Kong Traditional Colours
– Slow Beauty in the Fast World: Traditional Batik
Date: 6-28 June 2017
Time: 10am - 8pm
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Lower Block 1/F Exhibition Hall 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong