business of design week 2012 forum - day two business of design week 2012 forum - day two
dec 07, 2012

business of design week 2012 forum - day two

business of design week 2012 forum – day two andrew grant, director of grant associates




the second day of the business of design week forum in hong kong was filled with talks by architects from across the globe with andrew grant, director of grant associates, kicking off the plenary session with a presentation on his firm’s recent completion of ‘garden’s by the bay, singapore’ (see designboom’s coverage of its development and completion which won world architecture festival’s 2012 building of the year).


‘whether architecture, interior design, product display, graphic or pattern design, a good architect should not reject things that are related to design, as sometimes everything is one.’ – andrew grant

winy maas, founder of MVRDV




he was followed by sarah kenderdine, director of research for ALiVE and jeffery shaw, dean and chair professor of media at the city university of hong kong; winy maas, founder of MVRDV; and daniel liebeskind; who discussed details behind their work, experience and concepts for sustainable architectural development.

business of design week BODW daniel libeskind




day two afternoon tracks were hosted under the themes of product & design; design for society; and asian design & cultures.


product & design talks were lead b :  lars larsen and jens martin, co-founders of KiBiSi; kotaro wantanabe, takram design engineer; eskild hansen, coloplast; boris berlin, partner and designer at komplot design, moderated by roger ball, professor at the hong kong polytechnic university.


design for society: anna haupt & terese alstin, co-founders of hövding; chung kyung-won, professor of industrial design at KAIST; hân pham; mikal hallstrup, designit & INDEX award jury member; eddy yu & hung lam, co-founders of CoLab; john hardy and elora hardy, co-founders of ibuku and green village, moderated by ravi naidoo, founder and director of interactiveafrica.


asian design & cultures:  kay-yin lo, jewelry designer and founder of yin expressions; yeung chun tong, curator of the university museum and art gallery; ashwini despande, founder and director of elephant design pvt. ltd.,; irvan a. noe’man, founder of BD+A design; william harald-wong, founder of william harald-wong & associates.


see designboom’s coverage of day one and three of the 2012 BODW forum.

john hardy, founder of greenschool and elora hardy, creative director of ibukuimage © designboom


lars larsen and jens martin skibsted, co-creative directors of KiBiSiimage © designboom



designboom is an international media partner of the business of design week (BODW) first hosted by the hong kong design centre (HKDC) in 2002, business of design week (BODW) is a must-attend ideas exchange platform for asia’s most innovative thinkers and business leaders. now in its 10th year, BODW – as the finale of 2012 design year – continues to inspire valuable dialogue through an unrivaled blend of forums, seminars, exhibitions and outreach programmes for designers, business leaders, educators, SMEs and the public to exchange ideas and address a wide array of 21st century challenges. if you want to stay on top of cutting edge opportunities in design, technology and brand management, this is one event you won’t want to miss! this year, BODW is partnering with denmark. it is certain that it will bring about more positive changes in the people centered design and business communities.


BODW 2012hongkong convention and exhibition center 03-08.12.2012

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