Hong Kong Interior Design Association June 2013
HKIDA Happenings
Enrollment for HKIDA Member Directory 2014 (Early Bird Deadline: 28 June 2013)

All members and suppliers are welcome to support HKIDA in launching the Members Directory 2013! This directory is an all-inclusive guide to present the best of the Hong Kong Interior Design. It enhances networking, strengthens business connections and keeps you in the know on all the happenings in and around HKIDA.

This year’s edition of the Members Directory will be produced in the format of a hardcover design book, and in addition to showcasing company portfolios and works, there will be a bonus section, titled Hotel and F&B Oulets, which will be a collection of roughly forty hotel and restaurant interiors completed by HKIDA members. Available at major bookstores in Hong Kong and by direct circulation in China. the Members Directory will also be circulated to key personnel at leading land developers and hotels across major cities in Asia, including Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Please showcase your talent to local and overseas professionals who seeking both innovation and professionalism in interior design.

Enroll now:  Member showcase (for members)  Resource box (for suppliers)
Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2013 – Open for Entries Now!
Official Website: www.apida.hk

We are pleased to announce the Call-for-Entry of the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (“APIDA”) 2013.

With 21 years running, the APIDA celebrates the ever-growing pool of interior design talents in the region and at the same time gathers all stakeholders in the industry to shape our future together. Consisting of 10 awards categories covering the full-spectrum of space that facilitates our day-to-day living, the APIDA is one of the most sophisticated and well-recognized interior design awards in Asia Pacific, and has been the career milestone for many nowadays well-established interior designers.

Under the key judging criteria of originality and innovation, functionality, space planning and aesthetics, a team of international and local judges is invited to pick out 5 winners in each category.

For details and online submission, please visit www.apida.hk. Submission deadline on Friday, 23rd August 2013, at 5:00pm.

Special Edition of World Interiors Day Video

HKIDA celebrated the special day of World Interiors Day 2013 by launching a video summarizing the fruitful events initiated from WID 2012.  In response to the theme of WID 2012 “Finding the New in the Old”, the HKIDA initiated a series of educational events which kicked off on WID 2012 (26 May 2012), when the HKIDA led over 30 interior design students and practitioners on a tour of the Tai O Heritage Hotel, a revitalized heritage building that was recently opened. In the next phase of the project, participating students worked with four well-known interior design firms on installation projects related to the theme. They underwent the research, design and production of their installations and their products were finally exhibited in October, 2012 at apm Shopping Mall, a busy shopping centre in the heart of urban Kowloon, Hong Kong. A public forum entitled “Dialogue with Designers” which allowed dialogue and discussion between public, designers and students, was also held at the exhibition opening. The exhibition was a great success, attracting over 2 million visitors. This video provided a fabulous highlight to the series of World Interiors Day-inspired events. If you missed it, watch it now!

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Upcoming event
Industry Guidelines for Hong Kong Interior Design

We initiates a project entitled “Industry Guideline for the Hong Kong interior design industry”. This guideline is a professional handbook for interior design practitioners that will list in detail the skills and knowledge that such practitioners should possess. The research and writing of the Industry Guideline for the Hong Kong interior design industry is funded by the Hong Kong government’s CreateHK scheme, and the research will be carried out by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The idea for the writing of an Industry Guideline came about during our previous research project, Survey on the 2Es of Interior Design in Hong Kong: Education and Experience, which was completed in 2011. This survey collected vital figures and data on the state of interior design in Hong Kong, and which concluded and recommended that an Industry Guideline should be written so that Hong Kong interior design practitioners can standardize their knowledge and seek to raise their professional standards.

This project is expected to last 12 months. In writing the Industry Guideline for the Hong Kong interior design industry, the research team will conduct research with local practitioners including focus groups and on-line questionnaires. We hope that interior design companies and practitioners will contribute their knowledge and opinion for this important project for the local interior design industry.
Industry News

IFI Update

Most people would agree that great Interiors inherently uplift the human spirit while supporting and optimizing human behavior. These environments are imbued with meaning while providing context and relevance. Designers of such spaces intrinsically assume the responsibility to imaginatively envision and actualize places which are functional, beautiful and successful. Most people would also agree that these kinds of places need to become a majority and that, generally speaking, our designed interiors are required to meet the above criteria.

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Knowledge of Design Week 2013

An incredible week of learning and sharing with International Masters!

KODW is a week-long annual event that aims to provide continued design education and learning for design practitioners and business professionals, as well as to promote the strategic application of design to create business opportunities and enhance social wellness. Under the umbrella theme of “Design for All: Game Changing in Business & Society”, KODW 2013 comprises the Include Asia Conference, KODW Forum, InnoDesign Leadership Forum, Asian Culture Forum and a series of interactive workshops.

Details and registration
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