Hong Kong Interior Design Association January 2014
HKIDA Happenings
Hong Kong Interior Design Association (“HKIDA”) organized the 21st APIDA Awards Presentation cum Gala Dinner on 29th November 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, presented the awards of 10 categories and the very first “Lifetime Achievement Award”, as well as proclaimed the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers’ (IFI) Interiors Declaration.

APIDA has been a driving force to discover and recognize interior design talents in Asia Pacific for 21 years, and has become one of the most renowned industry awards in recent years. Supported by local and international interior design masters as judges, with vigorous screening and intensive adjudication, the award is now a benchmark of achievement to many young interior designers, and is widely celebrated by top interior design brands. The gala dinner brings interior design professionals together in a celebration of the creative spirit of interior design, and serves to propel the industry forward.

This year, the APIDA received nearly 600 submissions from the Asia Pacific regions including those from the Mainland, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Over the past 20 years, APIDA had witnessed the evolution of the design evolvement in the Asia Pacific Region. Entries from various different countries demonstrate significant and encouraging improvement in the quality of interior design throughout the region. Surely, APIDA has become a very important platform for honoring outstanding design achievements and thereby encourages excellence in all facets of interior design. APIDA 2013 has once again attained new standards and will no doubt set design trends in the region.

  Director of Hong Kong Design Centre Mrs. Selina Chow, GBS, OBE, JP, Professor Patrick Lau SBS JP, Chairman Antony Chan and APIDA Chairman Wesley Liu officiated at the gala dinner and awards presentation.   In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of IFI, HKIDA also proclaimed the Interiors declaration which upholds the professionalism and various positive values of the interior design during the ceremony.  
  The other highlight of the night is the presentation of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” to interior design guru, Mr. Kenneth Ko, who has practiced for over 40 years and had completed over three thousand projects over his long career, as well as devoted himself to educating young designers.   Secretary for the Environment of HKSAR Mr. K.S. Wong, JP, was present at the cocktail reception and had warm greetings with the award winners.  
  Winners received their honor in that great evening.
  For details of award list, dinner photo gallery and the dinner booklet, please visit www.apida.hk.

From September to November, 2013, the research team for the Hong Kong Interior Design Professional Guideline project held a total of 14 focus group meetings with over 60 interior design practitioners, educators and students from various levels of experiences and backgrounds to hear their views on the skills and knowledge that Hong Kong interior design practitioners are required to possess, as well as the syllabus of different levels of interior design academic programs. In addition to focus groups, questionnaires were sent to practitioners, educators and students to ask them to validate a list of skills and knowledge referenced from authoritative international sources.

The Steering Committee for this project met for the second time on 30 November and 14 December, 2013 to discuss the progress of the research team and assess the results from the focus groups and questionnaires. The results from these research and discussions will be incorporated into the Hong Kong Interior Design Professional Guideline, which is scheduled to be published in April, 2014.


The HKIDA Members Directory 2014 “Hotel F&B + Hong Kong Interior Design Association 2014” is launched.

The directory is an all-inclusive guide in presenting the best from the Hong Kong Interior Design Association. 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 is produced in the format of a hardcover design book with over 300 pages, and in addition to showcasing company portfolios and works, there will be a special section of Hotel F&B, which is a selective showcase of twenty-two interiors completed by HKIDA members.

Retail price: HK$380

A marvelous showcase of the winning entries of 20th APIDA in categories of shopping space, food space, work space, public space, installation & exhibition space, living space, leisure & entertainment space, hotel space, sample space and student. Presented in octavo size, with refreshing and delicate design. Solely available at Basheer Design Books in Hong Kong and more than 90 bookstores in the major cities of the Mainland.

HKIDA has always served as the bridge between interior designers and its design counterparts. An online platform “Supplier Index” is now launched at the HKIDA website. This search engine provides a win-win solution for both interior designers and suppliers by helping the former find services and materials and allowing suppliers, to promote their products effectively. We are ready for expanding the index by accepting your advertising. For details, please feel free to contact the HKIDA Administrator at tel: (852)2866 2039 or by email: admin@hkida.org.
Industry News

As we reach the year’s end, for us all at IFI, there is great excitement for 2014 and the future of design, interiors and IFI. In the midst of this contagious energy, we take this moment to remember our accomplishments, and to thank you for your staunch support during 2013.Along with year-end celebrations, we remain immersed in preparation of our 26th General Assembly (GA) and Congress, hosted by our member MIID – The Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers. The Congress, which will explore the theme REKA (the Malay word for ‘create’), will take place 1-2 May, with the GA following on 3-4 May. We look forward to seeing you there and to formally celebrating IFI’s 50th anniversary together in Kuala Lumpur. At that meeting, while honoring our past, together we look forward to exploring and making decisions about our future possibilities lead by the IFI Strategic Planning Committee (IFI SPC). Appointed by the current Executive Board, and chaired by Madeline Lester AM, this group has been hard at work in their careful review and analysis of your response to the survey; their research consideration of appropriate and structures and governance models possible for IFI.As you know the IFI SCP is comprised of distinguished past presidents from our Parliamentary Council, the current incumbent President of IFI, along with a regional leader and past board member from Europe, and a long standing Business Consultant to IFI from the pacific rim. With due consideration, the Committee was expanded to include former IFI board member Yao Cheng Chung from Taipei, Taiwan.

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Maison&Object | 24-28 January 2014
Venue: Paris Nord Villepinte

As usual, members of HKIDA will enjoy free entry ticket (normal price: 65 Euros) to MAISON&OBJET, a leading trade show in deluxe home fashion and creative interior decoration, held in Paris in January 2014. It brings together over 3,000 exhibitors and 85,000 professional visitors, presents new collections of the most well-known brands in decoration and reveals the latest trends. A business lounge located at Hall 5B is dedicated to the networking among the interior design professionals and holds a series of events. Detail of the program is available here

Please contact Edith Wong (tradefair@fccihk.com or 2294 7726) for the Maison&Objet free admission ticket and further information.

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