DXHK - MELBOURNE Pocket Worlds

DXHK - MELBOURNE Pocket Worlds

Funded by Create Hong Kong and organised by Hong Kong Design Centre, DXHK is a pilot design exchange programme starting the journey from Bangkok Design week to Melbourne Design Week and more., to upholding the mission of HKDC to establish Hong Kong as a centre of design
excellence in Asia, and to strengthen our strategic partnership with Belt & Road regions, as well as the Asia-Pacific market.

2018 is a year of design exchange between Melbourne and Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Design Centre together is presenting the POCKET WORLDS - a series of exhibition, pop-up, workshop, meetings with young creative talents across the globe.
In each pocket you will find not only a beautiful object but the concept and character of an emerging designer. You will also discover the cosmology of Hong Kong- small as a city yet being intense, diverse and worldly.

We aspire to a creative and sustainable Asia-Pacific, where art and design is understood as a discourse for the future!

Participating Designers/ Brands in DXHK - MELBOURNE Pocket Worlds

Chan Po Fung @ Playback Concept Chan Po Fung’s pieces have been produced in one of the last remaining Hong Kong metal workshops that specialises in forming. The card clips and money clips are further treated in our own studio for the surface, metal patina and coating finishes.
Polly Ho @ Loom Loop Contemporary design inspired by heritage.Identifying with distinct Chinese elements such as the Panda, the Chrysanthemum and the Goldfish formed the basis of my inspiration.  The Chrysanthemum is a symbol of love and joy, the goldfish auspicious and the panda for dexterity.  The delicate use of the chrysanthemum petals were carefully embedded to create a panda and an auspicious good luck statement on its own.  

Joe Kwan @ ANICORN Watches The Trio of Time is an artistic collaboration with the view to bring together international perspectives relating to time. “When designing the hidden time watch, we wanted to naturally hide the passing of time. Inspired by the chameleon’s unique defense mechanism through the change of its colours in forming an optical illusion; so too through the simplicity of bringing together two things naturally, even when superimposed to create a visual statement.”

Ricky Lai @ Open Quote Open Quote designs and produces stationery products that focus on quality and the art of simplicity. The main products that form part of his designs are environment-friendly and highly sustainable. For example, a book made entirely from FSC certificated papers, folders created using recycled leather, and more.
Max Lam @ Max Lam Designs MUMS is another concept inspiring from “Four Gentlemen of Flower" in Mainland of China. Curved petals are gone through by light beams picturing glorious shadow.
Nelson Leung @ NelsonBlackle "You don’t just wear it, but you also play with it!”  This is the philosophy of my brand to deliver playful and handcrafted menswear collections. I aim to tell stories and to express my view in my designs which fulfil practical needs with the combination of bold colours, glamour elements and sophisticated tailoring techniques.

Jackie Luk @ Project-J Hexa Duet is a set of stackable stools, each made from individual metal sheets that are cut and bent and folded into a self-supporting individual piece. The hexagonal shape is characteristic with the versatility to stand alone or combine into a larger furniture piece.
Raft Wong @ Rcube Rcube Product is focus on home accessories, it is flashlight with night light, desktop and wall mount iPhone Dock, cup holder, mirror, etc. We love to use different material, its included concrete, copper, wood, silicon and steel. Our product concept is: Simple and Unique, Colour your life and Design for Fun.

Disclaimer: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee

Activity information

Date: 16 Mar - 15 Apr 2018

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Venue: NGV Design Store at NGV International

Address: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006