BODW business of design week 2013 in review
 
BODW business of design week 2013 in review
dec 12, 2013

BODW business of design week 2013 in review

BODW business of design week 2013 in review

 

 

 

the asian design community event of the year, business of design week 2013 (BODW), came to a close on december 7th, 2013.

 

guest-of-honour, her majesty queen of the belgians, and HKSAR chief executive mr. C. Y. leung conducted the opening ceremony of the three day programme held at the hong kong convention exhibition centre that attracted numerous participants and journalists. as the 2013 BODW partner country was belgium, the forum hosted a number of influential designers and leaders hailing from the western european kingdom, each of whom shared their culture, philosophies and experience within the industry with the attentive audience.

  

 

BODW business of design week 2013 in review
sou fujimoto, architect

 

 

 

more than 20 key belgian creatives attended the conference, among them: world-renowned architect charles kaisin who conceptualized the controversial K-bench; furniture designer xavier lust; CEO of the esteemed fashion brands ann demeulemeester and haider ackermann which have taken the world by storm anne chapelle; red dot design award 2013 winner alain gilles; and hat designer elvis pompilio.

 

in addition to the extraordinary belgian line up, BODW also hosted a number of leading international architects and designers, including the likes of: pritzker prize winner toyo ito; the godfather of car design who has helped shape automotive production for ford, volkswagen, AUDI and renault patrick le quément; and the youngest architect to accept an invitation to design the temporary serpentine gallery pavilion sou fujimoto.

 

  

BODW business of design week 2013 in review
toyo ito, architect & pritzker prize winner

 

 

 

with the announcement of next year’s partner country, sweden. it is certain to bring its creativity, design and innovation to a higher level of internationalization. 

 

business of design week (BODW) was held at the hong kong convention and exhibition centre from december 3-7, 2013. for more information, please visit www.bodw.com, the BODW facebook page and twitter.

 
 

 

BODW business of design week 2013 in review
xavier lust, industrial designer

 

 

BODW business of design week 2013 in review
charles kaisin, architect and designer

 

 

BODW business of design week 2013 in review
patrick le quément, design strategy & design management consultant

 

 

BODW business of design week 2013 in review
alain gilles, industrial designer

 

 

BODW business of design week 2013 in review
anne chapelle, CEO of BVBA32

 

 

BODW business of design week 2013 in review
elvis pompilio, fashion designer

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