BODW hong kong 2011erik spiekermann is a legendary type designer who believes font types are more than just a simple display but artworks representing contemporary literature and aesthetics




asia’s leading design event returns november 28th to december 3rd, 2011 for another series of exhibitions, forums and programmes which explore the growing business that is the design industry. this year, business of design week’s (BODW) partner nation is germany.


europe’s economic powerhouse, germany has been the cradle for some of the most creative minds of last the two centuries. known for their technical precision, functional form and state of the art luxury, the country has contributed significantly to architecture, automobile design, typography and engineering. germany’s best design leaders will share their talent and knowledge with asia’s most creative in hong kong.

BODW hong kong 2011 piero lissoni, a legendary architect and interior designer from italy, will be speaking in BODW 2011




among those presenting at this year’s conference, are prominent names including opening speaker – the author of the ‘ten principles to good design’ – dieter rams, star architects ole scheeren (CCTV tower, beijing) and jurgen mayer h(metropol parasol, sevilla), typographer erik spiekermann, eco-design guru werner sobek, and new media godfather joachim sauter (art+com).


they will be joined by a number of other experts from around the world, including those from hong kong and china: anthony lo, a hong kong chinese who is leading the design department of renault in france; our closing speaker shigeru ban, japan’s architecture superstar; legendary italian furniture designer, antonio citterio, whose work with hermès was exhibited at milan design week 2011. bjarke ingels, a danish architect who has been involved in several significant projects in china; and jeff shi, creator and owner of dragonfly exclusive design boutiques. 

BODW hong kong 2011 an icon in industrial design, dieter rams will share his 10 rules of good design in BODW 2011 as the opening speaker




BODW is asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and branding is organized by the hong kong design centre since 2002. bringing the best of the global design world to hong kong, the week-long event encourages businesses to unleash the power of design by focusing on the vital relationship and complex interplay between design and business.


from now on, BODW is offering an early-bird special until the end of october: 20% discount off the purchase of either the 3-day or 1-day pass. register now!

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BODW hong kong 2011 RT20 radio, 1961 lots of ram’s designs become part of the permanent collections in world class museums


BODW hong kong 2011 some of the books written and designed by erik spikermann


BODW hong kong 2011 alrov mamilla hotel jerusalem, 2009 mamilla hotel, the newest of luxury jerusalem hotels, brings world-class superior design and lifestyle hospitality to jerusalem, was designed by piero lissoni photo taken by amit geron


BODW hong kong 2011