Hong Kong got talents (Season 2 – DXHK – Melbourne)
After the trip to Bangkok, DXHK has arrived Melbourne, also the partner city for Business of Design Week (BODW) 2018 to take part in Melbourne Design Week. The Design Week is an annual design programme linking creativity with business and community. This year they aim to explore how design changes the environment and people’s behaviour.
To introduce Hong Kong design as well as BODW 2018 to Melbourne, DXHK-MELBOURNE is bringing another group of 8 Hong Kong design talents to participate in the Design Week and to get to know local designers and business leaders through an inspiration trip. Carrying on the theme of “POCKET WORLD”, the 8 talents showcase not only beautiful objects but the concept and character of an emerging designer, allowing visitors to know more how design embodies culture elements, broadens users’ experience and perspective by improving material selection and create greater value through placemaking. Visitors can also discover the cosmology of Hong Kong- small as a city yet being intense, diverse and worldly.
The DXHK-MELBOURNE POCKET WORLD is being held at the Design Store of The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) through a pop-up store collaboration. NGV is the presenter of Melbourne Design Week and Australia's oldest public art gallery with more than 70,000 works that span thousands of years and a wealth of ideas, disciplines and styles. The NGV Design Store is collaborating with artists, designers and makers to supply shoppers with interesting and contemporary products. With the opportunity to have exposure in an international design event as well as the most visited museum in Australia, DXHK would promote Hong Kong’s image as a creative hub. Also our designers would observe the reaction from overseas market and explore the opportunities from design to business.
DXHK-MELBOURNE is a pre-event programme of BODW 2018, revealing a glimpse of the exciting partnership of the HKDC flagship programme at the end of this year. It is one of the many projects echoing the central theme of 2018 BODW, “Think, Collaborate, and Create”. Through the year-long project, the young designers from Hong Kong will get a taste of the dynamic vibe in Melbourne’ Design community, and inspire them to THINK the borderless possibility in the creation of Design. The exchange of the talents from both cities will offer a new perspective towards design-driven innovation through meaningful dialogue. DXHK-MELBOURNE drives to facilitating cross-territorial collaboration and CREATE a new page for the two creative hubs on design.
DXHK-MELBOURNE Pocket Worlds @ NGV design store
Date: 16 March to 15 April 2018
Location: NGV Design Store at NGV International (180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006)
Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm
DXHK is heading to Melbourne, also the partner city for Business of Design Week (BODW) 2018 to take part in Melbourne Design Week.
8 Hong Kong design talents will participate in the Melbourne Design Week to showcase their design work and exchange with local designers.
The DXHK-MELBOURNE POCKET WORLD will be held at the Design Store of The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) through a pop-up store collaboration.