20th Anniversary Hong Kong Interior Design Association May 2011
HKIDA Happenings

The Interiors Entity (DFIE) Global Symposium

The IFI Design Frontiers: The Interiors Entity (DFIE) Global Symposium, was held in New York City in February 2011. It received unequivocal support of IFI members and was fully endorsed by leading national design groups and associations.

Reports were presented from Think Tank leaders representing the work of many professionals in Hong Kong, Germany, Turkey, Argentina, USA, Brazil and Russia and Europe. The participants also addressed fundamental questions raised about the Interiors discipline: value, relevance, responsibility, business, culture, knowledge and identity.

The Symposium culminated in the signing of a formal IFI Interiors Declaration, a first in the history of our profession. The Declaration formed an unanimous agreement establishing the essential foundations and their advancement for Interior Architecture/Design Worldwide. The ideas contained in the Declaration provide clear goals for and affect the fundamental understanding and shaping of our practice, its education and research, and for the outcomes required of our built environment in support of humanity, society and culture.
Launch of Asian Interiors Symposium Website

Those who missed the Asian Interiors Symposium in December can now read the full transcript of all the speeches in both Chinese and English. Want to know more about the view of speakers from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Hong Kong on interior design identity, relevance, value and responsibility, please visit http://www.hkrida.org/AsianSymposium/
Upcoming Events
2Es of Interior Design Survey Commences

HKIDA is sponsoring the "2Es of Interior Design Survey, Interior Design Experience and Education in Hong Kong," and this project is now under way. This will be the first industry-wide survey on the interior design industry in Hong Kong, and will yield valuable insight into the interior design industry and education in Hong Kong.

The "education" part of the survey will attempt to investigate the course syllabus, teaching staff, student numbers and composition as well as graduates' prospects at various educational institutions in Hong Kong offering courses in interior design. The "experience" portion will find out the number of practitioners and companies involved in interior design in Hong Kong, their scope of work, present difficulties and future aspirations for the industry.

The data collected in this survey is crucial to setting future policies for the industry and help professionalizing interior design in Hong Kong. In the coming weeks, questionnaires will be sent to various educational institutions and interior design companies. It is hoped that institutions, company executives and practitioners will take part in this survey by providing relevant data, and in the process improve the interior design profession.
Member Directory 2011/12

HKIDA is going to join hands with Perspective and launch the Member Directory 2011/12. The directory is the most comprehensive catalogue and powerful reference tool on interior design in Hong Kong. It serves to raise the profile of Hong Kong's interior design professional, enhance the public's appreciation of décor talents and creativity, heighten the network among local and overseas industry fellows, and strengthen the business connection between interior design service providers and users. Member Directory 2011/12 will be released in October 2011, available at main bookstores in Hong Kong.

Call for Project Submissions

We are undergoing an open call to our member for submission to Interior Design China, aiming at promoting design excellence to the community. Please visit us at www.hkida.org to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Best 10 - 18th Asia pacific interior design awards

This book is a collection of finalist and awarding projects of the 18th apida. Let us share their professional and innovative materpieces.

Featuring octavo size, five-color printing, and excellent content, the book extremely shows a king's quality of apida and is absolutely worth collecting.

Order online : www.designbook.cn

East Gathering SEOUL

HKIDA co-organised a cross-cultural event "East Gathering". Spatial design professionals from Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul gathered to present a series of design events, including forum, workshop and exhibition.

East Gathering was held successfully in Hong Kong and Tokyo respectively in Dec 2010 and Feb 2011. Over 1,000 participants were drawn to the episodes. The next station will be in Seoul. More exchanges and interactions will be continued between the three cities. Please stay tuned with us for the details on the exceptional event in interior industry.
Industry News
NVC awarded No.1 lighting brand in Top 500 Chinese Real Estate Enterprises

China Real Estate Appraisal released "Annual Top 500 Chinese estate development enterprises' choice for building materials". According to research, NVC tops the list of estate developer's choice of lighting products with 25%. This is the second time that NVC receive this award since 2010.
2011 KOHLER Hong Kong & South China Golf Tournament

You are cordially invited to join the golf event hosted by KOHLER, Hong Kong Office and KOHLER, China Southern Regional Office.

Date: 10 June (Friday)

Venue: Palm Island Golf course, Guangdong

Fee: Free of Charge

For enquiries and enrolment, please contact Ms. Pamela Chong (tel: 3125 7728).
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