• DesignInspire opens next Thursday

    29 November 2018

    (29 November 2018, Hong Kong) Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the second edition of DesignInspire will run from 6-8 Dec at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Over 220 exhibitors from nine countries and regions will feature more than 620 designs and projects to showcase the latest design concepts and innovations from around the world.


    This year’s DesignInspire partner city, Melbourne, will present designs and innovations from more than 100 designers and five universities, curated by the National Gallery of Victoria under the theme “Think, Collaborate, Create”. Highlights include a five-metre-long running baby T-Rex dinosaur, brought in by Melbourne animatronics firm Creature Technology Co., the world’s first modular hearing aid from Leah Heiss and Blamey Saunders Hears, as well as 3D-printed ornaments from Alterfact. Other international pavilions will showcase the latest innovations and design masterpieces from different parts of the world, including Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Macau, Taiwan, Poland and the United Kingdom.

    In addition, the “Urbanovation” pavilion will highlight 21 innovative projects from 21 collaborators and brands covering robotics applications, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) education and smart living. Meanwhile, more than 100 local creative projects will be spotlighted at the Hong Kong Creative Force Pavilion, featuring contemporary installations by 26 young Hong Kong design talents under the theme “RetroInnovations”.

    DesignInspire will also feature a series of “INNOTALKS” – seminars featuring noted speakers discussing their experiences in design and innovation. Highlighted speakers include:

    • Steve Leung, Founder, Steve Leung Design Group Ltd
    • Andrew Kane, Managing Director, Sedgwick Richardson
    • Maaike Steinebach, Co-Founder, Women in Tech, Fintech Association of HK
    • Julianna Borzsei, Director of Account Management, INDE (UK)

    Other exciting interactive events at the fairground include design master talks, STEAM and design workshops, and the Robot Boxing League competition. Visitors can also purchase innovative design products from pop-up stores at the exhibition.

    DesignInspire Fair Schedule
    6-8 Dec 2018 (Thursday to Saturday)

    Opening Hours
    6-7 Dec: 9:30am-7pm
    8 Dec: 9:30am-6:30pm

    Halls 3DE, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Free admission


    Major Events
    HKTDC Designinspire 2018 Event-Schedule




    The 280-meter-tall Lumina Shanghai, developed by Henderson Land Group and designed by Gensler, is the tallest skyscraper in the Xuhui Riverside District.

    A sophisticated yet modern setting was derived by juxtaposition of Indochine-Vietnamese features and wood-fire inspired material palettes. Re-interpretation of the spatial order of a typical Indochine-Vietnamese mansion has been adopted to give hierarchy, layers and details to the space.


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