BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers
 
BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers
oct 28, 2013

BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers

BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers

 

 

 

 

asia’s leading annual design event returns for its 12th edition from december 2nd to 7th, 2013, at the hong kong convention & exhibition centre. this year, the forum will feature the ‘belgian spirit’ focusing on belgium’s international importance at the highest level of design and creativity. in selecting belgium as this year’s BODW’s (business of design week) partner country, the symposium will aim to showcase the highly influential belgian and flemish perspective through exhibitions and conferences, as well playing a key role in the growing the general business of design, innovation and branding.

 

key belgian designers and guests attending include influential graphic conceptualist thierry brunfaut, furniture designer xavier lust, flemish automobile legend lowie vermeersch, brussels’ award winning designer alain gilles and anne chapelle, CEO of fashion brands ann demeulemeester and haider ackermann. other international speakers are editorial and typography artists artur frankowski and magdalena frankowska (poland), ‘king of mida design’ stefano giovannoni (italy), multi-discipline artist and innovator daan roosegaarde (the netherlands / china), and three time compasso d’oro award winner matteo thun (italy); along with larry keeley, an innovation strategist, the president and co-founder of the chicago consultancy doblin,  interior designer william paley from tonychi and associates, and deyan sudjic, the director of design museum from london.

 

in addition to the three day forum, special events focused around the week will include other programmes such as: popular detour public exhibits and displays, the brand asia forum, the designed asia conference, the technology for design seminar, as well as the annual hong kong design centre (HKDC) awards gala dinner.

 

for more information, please visit  www.bodw.com.

 

 

 

BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers
daan roosegaarde

 

 

 

daan roosegaarde is an artist and innovator with projects ranging from fashion to architecture. he is also a winner of renowned awards such as most innovative leader of tim award, china’s most successful design award, charlotte kohler award and media architecture award.

 

 

BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers
stefano giovannoni

 

 

 

stefano giovannoni is an italian designer that was awarded as ‘champion of super and popular of the years 2000’ (alberto alessi), ‘king mida of design’ (cristina morozzi) and ‘most bankabke designer’ (eugenio perazza, magis). his work comes across industrial products, furniture, kitchen, bathroom ware, domestic appliance, electronics products and automotive.

 

 

BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers
xavier lust

 

 

 

xavier lust is a belgian designer who is famous for his use of curved lines seen throughout his architectural and furniture work, emphasizing simply but original lines. he is well known in generating a unique technique enabling to fold and curve steel without using a mold.

 

 

BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers
alain gilles

 

 

 

alain gilles is a brussels born designer whom is also multi-time international award winner having received the henry van de velde label, the design for asia golden award, and the good design award for the big table.

 

 

BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers
matteo thun

 

 

 

matteo thun is an italian architect who obtained the adi compasso d’oro award for design excellence three times. in 2001, the ‘side hotel’ he designed in hamburg was selected as hotel of the year. in 2005 the ‘radisson sas’ in frankfurt became the ‘best hotel opened in the year’ in the worldwide hospitality awards.

 

 

BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers
artur frankowski and magdalena frankowska

 

 

 

artur frankowski and magdalena frankowska, the founding partner of fontarte. they deliver intriguing art and design projects from poland including art direction, editorial design and custom typography for arts, such as ‘poster from the future’ for MoMA in warsaw.

 

 

BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers
lowie vermeersch

 

 

 

lowie vermeersch is a flemish automotive designer. he is the founder & creative director of granstudio. he was the design director of pininfarina with notable design works including pininfarina sintesi, alfa romeo 2uettottanta, pininfarina b0 and pininfarina nido. his works in emerging markets such as the chinese jac b18 and the brilliance splendor sw, both presented at beijing auto show in 2008.

 

 

BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers
thierry brunfaut

 

 

 

thierry brunfaut is a graphic conceptualist. in addition to  co-founding the influential firm base design, he authored the book ‘work for money, design for love’ outlining his creative philosophy.

 

 

BODW hong kong business of design week 2013 speakers
anna chapelle
photo by charlie de keersmaecker

 

 

anne chapelle, enlisted bvba32 within the united nations global compact program and the CEO and owner of the companies of the fashion brands ann demeulemeester and haider ackermann.

 

 

 *the speaker list is current as at october 22, 2013 and is subject to change without further notice

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