DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (DFA HKYDTA) Exhibition
(27 April 2017, Hong Kong) DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (DFA HKYDTA) Exhibition, has kick started. Supported by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 42 awardees of DFA HKYDTA showcase their projects at the Jockey Club Innovation Tower. Professor Eric Yim, Chairman of the Hong Kong Design Centre, gave a welcome speech and shared his joy in seeing the potential in Hong Kong young designers. Awardees, Him Ng and Nelson Leung, who had completed the overseas placement, shared their amazing experience at the Guest Preview. The exhibition will open to public for free from 27 April to 12 May.
Organised by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) and funded by Create Hong Kong, DFA HKYDTA aims to nurture local design talents by providing financial sponsorship up to a half-million Hong Kong dollars for them to work in overseas famed design firms or study in renowned design institutes for 6 to 12 months. Through the experience, awardees can unleash their talents and develop their skills, so to contribute Hong Kong’s design industry and maintain the city’s competitiveness upon their return.
Professor Eric Yim, Chairman of HKDC, remarked, “I am very proud to see the potential and passion in our Hong Kong young design talents. Their projects are all very creative and inspiring. And with the help of the Award, it has further developed their skills and unleashed their potential. I look forward to their return and seeing more of their creative works in Hong Kong soon.”
Him Ng, awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award 2014, said, “Thanks to the DFA HKYDTA, I had the opportunity to work in the Iskos-Berlin Design in Denmark. The experience inspired me, I can see in many ways in using what I learned to contribute to the Hong Kong design industry.”
Nelson Leung, awardee of CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award 2014, said, “The experience in working in Jason Wu Studio in the United States was one of my best life experience! I can see Hong Kong has full potential comparable to the international design market.”
With the support of Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), the exhibition will relocate to the Experience Centre of HKDI from 19th May to 28th May.
Date: 27 April - 12 May 2017
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Venue: Innovation Gallery, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom