Hong Kong Interior Design Association October 2013
HKIDA Happenings

HKIDA conferred the first Fellow Membership upon 8 well-known interior designers to honor their contribution to the interior design industry. HKIDA’s first fellows include John Chan, Kinney Chan, Ivan Dai, Patrick Fong, Barrie Ho MH, Dr. Patrick Leung, Steve Leung and William Lim.

To commemorate this special event, the newly appointed HKIDA fellows met with the association’s committee members to conduct a simple ceremony and received the committee’s hearty congratulations on 10 September 2013. In return, the Fellows offered their sincere advice on the future development of the association as well the industry as a whole.

HKIDA has been well established for 22 years and now has over 500 members. This is the result of the solid foundation laid out by the Fellows and their efforts to improve the industry over the years. Indeed, the newly appointed Fellows have all been HKIDA members for over 10 years, and have set excellent examples for the industry with their professional work and conduct. Many of them were former Chairmen of the association, and have made deep and long-lasting contribution to the HKIDA, and therefore well-deserve this special honor.


We would like to thank all entrants for their support by submitting their design works to APIDA. We are pleased to have received about 600 entries from Asia Pacific region this year. The judging has been completed, while we have also collected the valuable comments from the judges.

All the judges are celebrities in their profession. They include:
First Round local Judging Panel:

  • Mr. Kinney Chan Founder of Kinney Chan & Associates
  • Mr. Ivan Dai Partner of LRF Designers Ltd.
  • Prof. Cees De Bont Dean & Swire Chair Professor of Design,
    PolyU School of Design
  • Mr. Greg Farrell Executive Director of Adeas, Aedas Interiors Limited
  • Mr. Ed Ng Co-founder & Director of AB Concept Ltd
  • Mr. David Tsui Principal of HASSELL
Second Round International Judging Panel:

  • Ms. Joanne Cys Dean: Teaching and Learning, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Associate Professor in Interior Architecture, University of South Australia
  • Mr. Federico Delrosso Architect of Federico Delrosso Architects
  • Mr. Jooyun Kim Professor of Hongik University and Design Director of Studio Button
  • Mr. Makoto Tanijiri Architect of Suppose Design Office
  • Mr. Yul Lin Wang President of Chinese Society of Interior Designers (CSID)
All the awards will be announced at the awards presentation dinner which will be held at Hall N201, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29 November 2013. Limited seats. Make your reservations now!
Upcoming event

Hosted by the Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association (JCD), the East Gathering 2013 – Tokyo is going to be held 25 – 27 October 2013 (exhibition will start on 20 Oct), coinciding with JCD Design Award Exhibition & Awards Ceremony. We have the pleasure to have Mr. Ajax Law and Ms. Virgina Lung of One Plus Partnership Ltd. representing Hong Kong as speakers in the EG Forum. In responding to the theme of Shopping Space, the winning works in that category of Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2012 will also be exhibited at the JCD Design Award Exhibition. Please click the event poster for the program details.

Industry News

IFI Update

Design today is deemed to be one of our most important of the creative industries. With this designation, design advocacy, particularly for the built environment, has become critically necessary. In IFI’s unique role as the voice for the Interiors profession worldwide, and with our clear understanding of this positioning of the design professions, over the past four years, we at IFI have aspired to structure and implement a sound policy base, as well as to purposefully coalesce the global Interiors community. Our historic Interiors Declaration, with the input from 88 nations and 100 world leaders, formed a unified delineation of the disciplines core tenets. With your help, we have worked to have this declaration be officially adopted by city governments around the world.

Alongside this, we lifted the annual World Interiors Day celebration to include the days proclamation, also to be ratified by Mayors of cities in all nations.

We are gratified to report that we are making terrific progress with this most significant endeavor.

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HBF, a subsidiary of the HNI Corporation, is pleased to announce that HBF Asia Pacific Limited has been established to actively promote the HBF brand and its portfolio, designed by internationally renowned designers. HBF Asia Pacific Limited will manage sales, distribution, and marketing of HBF products in Hong Kong and key cities in China by leveraging the logistics and distribution network of its sister company, Lamex.

Recently, HBF’s Asa Lounge Series was awarded the Best of NeoCon Gold Award for 2013. Designer Todd Bracher brings a European sense of scale and style to the design of the Asa series. Sophisticated subtle curves give fluid motion to this modern collection of lounge chairs and occasional tables. Inspired by the “s” shape found in the natural posture of the human body, the collection was created to provide maximum comfort and performance in an efficient, compact package. Light in weight and scale, Asa’s design language supports flexibility within the workspace.

For more information, please call +852 6793 3104; email HBFenquiry@hbf-ap.com or see www.hbf.com

BODW is an annual flagship event organized by Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002. This year, BODW presents Belgium as Partner Country. With the pennant of “elgian Spirit”, Belgium strives to bring its creativity, design and innovation to a higher level of internationalization. Under the spotlight will emerge dynamic Belgian speakers, their creative designing process and design-led solutions, as well as innovative products and services, refreshing the senses of participants.

HKIDA is the supporting organization of BODW 2013, and our members are entitled 30% discount on purchasing BODW Forum 3-day/ 1-day passes. You may fill out the registration form or register online at www.bodw.com (Please contact our administrator to acquire registration form and the promotional code). Discount offer valid until 18:00, 2 December 2013.