business of design week 2012 in hong kongrichard sapper, BODW forum – day one speaker




the hong kong’s BODW business of design week 2012 forum has kicked-off. the three-day event, taking place at the hong kong convention and exhibition centre in wan chai, will explore how business, society and culture can all benefit from design through eight track and plenary sessions, covering issues related to branding, communication, design for society, fashion and apparel and product design.

business of design week BODW hong kongron arad, founder of ron arad associates




this year’s partner country is denmark, with many influential danish designers and creative leaders scheduled to present as part of the conference. the morning plenary session invovled talks by kigge hvid, founding CEO of the INDEX design awards; nille juul-sørensen, managing director of danish design centre; ron arad, ron arad associates; richard sapper with lorraine justice, dean of the college of imaging arts and sciences at the rochester institute of technology (RIT), USA as moderator.

business of design week 2012 in hong kongkigge hvid, CEO of INDEX: award




day one’s afternoon symposium ran under the topics of: brands & design; space & design; and fashion & apparel.


brands & design was supported by talks by: gitte just, CEO of the danish design association; tue manotni, president & CEO of bang & olufsen; lars völkel, head of luxury kitchen company poggenpohl; denise lau, executive director of kitchen and bath lifestyle store colourliving; johannes torpe; founder of johannes torpe studios, moderated by douglas young, G.O.D..


space & design: kim nielsen & kasper jørgensen, principal and director of the studio’s innovation unit for 3XN; marisa yiu & eric schuldenfrei, co-founders of ESKYIU; rosan bosch, founder and CEO of rosan bosch; ilse crawford, founder of studioilse, moderated by horace pan, hong kong polytechnic university / PANORAMA.


fashion & apparel: danish designer henrik vibskov; isabelle pascal, founder of wuhao curated shop; fashion designer jean paul lespagnard, founder of telemaque 5555; eva kruse, president of the danish fashion institute.


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

business of design week BODW hong kongclockwise from top left, BODW forum – day one speakers: belgian fashion designer jean paul lespagnard; danish industrial designer johannes torpe; fashion designer and CEO of the danish fashion institute eva kruse; and hong kong’s denise lau colorliving




business of design week 2012 in hong kong


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.


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