Hong Kong Interior Design Association November 2012
Upcoming Events
20th Anniversary APIDA Awards Presentation cum Gala Dinner, 22 Nov 2012

APIDA is the bench mark of the best interior design in the Asia Pacific region and the winning entries of APIDA 2012 will be announced and presented at Hall N101of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22 Nov 2012. Winners in ten categories including Sample Space, Hotel Space, Living Space, Work Space, Public Space, Shopping Space, Food Space, Installation and Exhibition Space, Leisure and Entertainment Space and student winners will receive their honor in that grand evening. To witness the birth of the awards and celebrate the 20th anniversary of APIDA with us, and as an excellent opportunity to networking with people in the field, come and join us! Reserve your seats now!

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East Gathering - Hong Kong 2012

A tri-city celebration of spatial design featuring professionals from Tokyo,Seoul and Hong Kong
Further to the success of the first edition of the East Gathering in 2010, HKIDA is pleased to take the initiative to organise the second edition of the East Gathering, with JCD and KOSID as the co-organisers. The event consist exhibition, seminar and student camp which will take place between 22 to 24 Nov 2012.

Tri-city Exhibition: The Value of Asian Design
Opening Ceremony: Fri, 23 Nov 2012, 6pm
Venue: SD Gallery, PolyU School of Design, Hunghom, Kowloon
Exhibition opens to public till 30 Nov 2012

Tri-city Seminar: Finding the New in the Old
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
Time: 2-6pm
Venue: Hotel Icon, East T.S.T., Kowloon
Speakers: Mr. Naoki Iijima (Japan), Mr. Tanijiri Makoto (Japan), Mr. Akihito Fumita (Japan), Mr. Yoon Yongkwon (South Korea), Mr. Jun Bum-Jin (South Korea), Dr. Patrick Leung (Hong Kong) and Mr. Michael Tsang (Hong Kong)

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HKIDA Happenings
Nurturing Interior Design Talents

HKIDA is proud to present the competition-based exhibition Nurturing Interior Design Talents with The Mira Hong Kong. Part of the 2012 Hong Kong Design Year, the event provides a platform for future designers to showcase their talent in hotel furniture design.

The awards were announced and presented at the press conference on 31 Oct 2012.
"The Mira DNA Design Award”
Project name: Stainless Steel Ball Chair
Winners: Mak Man Lung and Fung Tsz Kin of Caritas Bianchi College of Career
  "The Form Follows Function Award”
Project name: High Rise Screen
Winners: Chan Chin To, Chan Yuen Fong and Wong Man Man of Hong Kong Design Institute
  "The Most Innovative Use of Space Award”
Project name: Hugging Root
Winners: Miracle Hui, Kenneth Hung and Sam Hui of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Three winning projects fabricated in an actual size are now displayed at the designated space on the 3F of The Mira Hong Kong until 21 November 2012, creating a unique exhibition open to the general public, who are encouraged to show their support on social media by casting “Likes” on favorite project pictures on facebook.com/themirahk. All three designs will then be showcased at the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards gala at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22 November 2012.
Find the New in the Old Exhibition & Dialogue with Designers

The education program “Finding the NEW in the OLD” reached a conclusion with a public exhibition of installations and dialogue with designers. The installations created by the 29 interior design students from PolyU School of Design, Hong Kong Design Institute, HKU SPACE and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, together with four interior design firms, including Design OTHERING Co. Ltd., Joey Ho Design Ltd., Marc & Chantal Design and PAL Design Consultants Ltd., were displayed in an exhibition at APM Shopping Mall during 13-19 Oct 2012. Dr. Edmund Lee, the Executive Director of HKDC, Prof. Patrick Lau, SBS JP, Hon Advisor of HKIDA, Mr. Kinney Chan, the Chairman of HKIDA and Ms. Popo Leung, Chairlady of Education Committee officiated at the opening ceremony on 13 Oct 2012. The ceremony gave a good opportunity for the participating students to present their design concepts to the public. Also, during the dialogue session, Dr. Patrick Leung, Mr. Joey Ho, Mr. Nick So and Jason, representing the participating design firms, were invited to share their views on the topic.

This event was organised in response to the theme of World Interiors Day 2012 assigned by the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI).  The aims of the events were not only to let interior design practitioners, firms and students learn from the past in order to innovate, but also to promote the profession of interior design to the general public.

Industry News
Schneider Electric Partners with HKT to Promote Smart Living

HKT, one of the premier telecommunications service providers in HK, launched Smart Living in September and Schneider Electric is one of its partners to provide the home automation solution.

Smart Living is a new technology based service, integrating automation, entertainment, fiber broadband capability and mobile service offerings. It redefines quality of living by offering customers versatile and hassle-free control of home appliances.

Wiser Home Control, developed by Schneider Electric, is of course a perfect match for the Smart Living service. It can truly integrate the electrical, multi-media and telecommunications technologies into one single user-friendly solution. Users can change the ambience with preset scenes to suit different occasions, everything is in just one touch!

To learn more about the Smart Living, customers can visit the below showrooms:
1) Mongkok Flagship Store Shop No. 1-3&5, G/F, Ginza Plaza, No. 2A Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
2) Tsimshatsui Shop G/F, The Bodynits Building, 3 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon,Hong Kong
3 ) Quarry Bay Showcase 14/F, PCCW Tower, TaiKoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
4) Causeway Bay Customer Service Center 10/F East Exchange Tower, 38 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

HKT service hotline: (852) 2888 0008
Website: www.smartliving.hkt.com

Schneider Electric Customer Care Center: (852) 2579 9699
Website: www.schneider-electric.com/hk

Business of Design Week (BODW) 2012

Date: 3 – 8 Dec 2012

BODW, a leading event in Asia dedicated to design, innovation and brands, is open for registration! Influential design masters and business leaders from partner country Denmark, Hong Kong, China, Asia, Europe and US will share their insights at the BODW Forum, BrandAsia Forum, DesignEd Asia Conference, Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum and more. HKIDA as one of the supporting organisations, members can enjoy 30% discount on 3-day Pass and 1-day Pass. For registration and more details, please visit www.bodw.com.