Hong Kong Interior Design Association
August 2011
HKIDA Happenings
Gear up for the APIDA Call for Entries!
Submission deadline: 9 September 2011, 5pm

20th Anniversary Hong Kong Interior Design Association
HKIDA 20th Anniversary Professional Roundtable Seminar and Members Networking Event 2011

This year is the 20th anniversary of HKIDA.  We are delighted to present a series of seminars and networking events for the celebration with our members and friends.

Sustainable Design in the Profession
The first ever Roundtable Seminar on “Sustainable Design in the Profession” cum Networking was held successfully on 15 June.  Guest speakers Dr. Ronald Lu (Chairman of Hong Kong Architecture Centre) and Mr. Kinney Chan (Chairman of HKIDA,) shared their exquisite projects and invaluable insights on sustainable design.  Participants, including interior design practitioners, architects and counterparts, were much inspired by the speeches and discussion.

Adaptive Reuse Design in Hong Kong
HKIDA organised the second Roundtable Seminar cum Networking on 29 July successfully. Guest speakers, Dr. Hoyin Lee (Vice President of Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists) and Mr. Barrie Ho(Founder and Director of Barrie Ho Architecture Interiors Ltd.) gave speeches on the development of conservation projects in Hong Kong. New members also shared their works and creations with the participants in this special occasion.
Raising profile of HKIDA members’ work to the Greater China Region
HKIDA co-operates with Interior Design China Magazine to foster more communication and idea exchanges among interior designers from China and Hong Kong. Through this co-operation, HKIDA is delighted to bring and introduce outstanding projects of our members to the China Market starting from the June issue of IDC Magazine. Stay tuned to see more works by HKIDA members in the upcoming issues!

2Es Survey
The Industry Survey on the 2Es–Education and Experience of Interior Design in Hong Kong is now well underway. In the education part of the survey, around 10 institutions offering interior design courses in Hong Kong has already agreed to take part. Their teachers and students will complete questionnaires concerning course content, syllabus design and program objective. In addition, interviews have been conducted with chief administrators of these institutions in order to identify the goals of each interior design program and the future needs of the schools.

For the “experience” part of the survey, we are in the process of compiling a database of all interior design firms in Hong Kong and making an estimate of the total number of practitioners in the industry. Next, we will invite select employers and employees of these companies for focus groups to get a fuller picture of the current state of the industry and pinpoint any problems it is facing at present and the future aspiration of the profession.
Upcoming Events
Brand new Recruitment platform on HKIDA website
HKIDA always aims in better serve our members. We introduce a brand new Recruitment function on the website. Members are now easily be able to post your recruitment advertisements on our website by logging into your account. Please pay attention to the notice on the new login procedure and guidelines.
Industry News
Salute to Mr. Barrie Ho
Our Professional Member and former Chairman, Mr. Barrie Ho is awarded the "The Order of the Medal of Honour" by The Protocol Division, HKSAR in recognition of his unfailing contribution in a number of Community Services as well as to the local architectural profession.  Congratulations to Barrie!

[BCI Asia] Top 10 Awards 2011
Held in seven different territories, the BCI Asia Awards is an annual pilgrimage for the regions’ top architects and building professionals. This year, the Top 10 architects and developers in Hong Kong received the honor at the Awards Ceremony on 13 May.

Art Exhibition by Borowski Glass Studio
Internationally renowned hand-made glass art sculptures are now exhibited at Goodrich Gallery from September 15 to 29 for free entry

Borowski glass art studio from Germany is renowned for its distinctive hand-made contemporary glass art. All glass items are made by hand using complex hot and cold techniques.

Borowski offers fine collectibles, from interior furnishings to the charming little large-scale outdoor sculpture and as an individual masterpieces and illuminated objects for outdoor and indoor use, they are absolutely stunning.

Art Exhibition by Borowski Glass Studio from Germany
Launch Party
15th Sept, 2011, at 7 pm
Industry members only, all designers are welcome to join.
Please RSVP to be on the list of the party

Exhibition venue : Goodrich Gallery
2/F De Fenwick , 8-12 Fenwick street , Wan Chai ,HK
Enquiry / RSVP to : Ms Louis Lai ( Marketing Executive )
Tel : 2136 0577
Email : louis.lai@goodrichglobal.com.cn