business of design week 2022 gathers world's most sought-after creatives

business of design week 2022 gathers world's most sought-after creatives

BODW: hong kong’s most anticipated event returns

 

Business of Design Week (BODW) makes a grand return celebrating its 20 years as Asia’s premier annual event. From Metaliving to Social Design Innovation, Hong Kong‘s most anticipated event focuses on movements and trends defining the future. For the first time since 2018, designers and artists fly from across the world to illuminate the crowds with conversations and panels on the arts and design industries, including Thonik‘s co-founder Nikki Gonnissen, furniture designer Richard Hutten (Netherlands), and Ross Lovegrove (UK).

business of design week 2022 gathers world's most sought-after creatives
(above) Nikki Gonnissen -Studio Thonik | image credit ©Ossip

(banner) Koen Olthuis: Floating Community Amsterdam Netherlands

 

 

creative pioneers gather in-person for the first time since 2018

 

Since 2002, Business of Design Week (BODW) has gathered the most sought-after creative leaders in the world, with a host of concurrent design-related initiatives, making the event one of Hong Kong’s most anticipated events. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary and for the first time since 2018, brands and speakers from the Netherlands, UK, France, Thailand and around the world attend to meet the crowds with illuminating conversations, panels both in-person and online.

business of design week 2022 gathers world's most sought-after creatives
Ross Lovegrove: KEF

 

 

business of design week reveals some of the future’s key trends

 

The theme ‘Design for Change’ highlights the vision and leadership needed for design to become a force for good as well as the key movements and trends defining the future. The BODW 2022 Summit focuses on five main pillars, namely Brand Transformation, Culture and the City, Metaverse and Metaliving, New Urban Models, and Social Design Innovation. Global business and design leaders representing some of the world’s most innovative brands will share their insights on upcoming trends to help businesses brave new changes with a design mindset.

business of design week 2022 gathers world's most sought-after creatives
Nikki Gonnissen – Studio Thonik: Hyundai CityOutlet

 

 

An acclaimed line of global speakers with significant influences on the creative, arts and design industries are attending BODW 2022. Set to present both in-person and virtually, the panel includes the renowned Ross Lovegrove – ROSS LOVEGROVE STUDIO, Founder (The United Kingdom); Dr. Paul Thompson – Royal College of Art, Vice- Chancellor (The United Kingdom); Adeline Ooi – Art Basel, Director Asia (Hong Kong); Richard Hutten – Richard Hutten Studio BV, Designer & Founder (The Netherlands); Dr Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL, CEO Architect (The Netherlands); Chi Wing Lo – DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO, Founder (Italy); and Nikki Gonnissen  – Thonik, Co-founder, Designer & Director( The Netherlands).

 

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Chi Wing Lo – Glass House 2022

 

BODW 2022 Summit includes physical events at M+ Grand Stair from 30 November to 3 December, with highly-anticipated panels broadcast on ViuTVsix, and the full programmed livestreamed on bodw+ and on social media platforms to provide full access to an international audience. The discussions are accessible through registration on the platform’s Basic package or by upgrading to Plus or Corporate, which include also exclusive ticket discounts for physical events, as well as access to on-demand content and other exclusive offers.

business of design week 2022 gathers world's most sought-after creatives
Koen Olthuis: Sea Tree

business of design week 2022 gathers world's most sought-after creatives
Paul Thompson

business of design week 2022 gathers world's most sought-after creatives
Adeline Ooi: Art Basel

business of design week 2022 gathers world's most sought-after creatives
Chi Wing Lo: Tour D’erable Summer 2020

business of design week 2022 gathers world's most sought-after creatives
Dr Paul Thompson, RCA Vice Chancellor, at RCA Battersea

 

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Ross Lovegrove: KEF

business of design week 2022 gathers world's most sought-after creatives
Chi Wing Lo : White Cliff

 

 

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Dr. Paul Thompson - Royal College of Art, Vice- Chancellor (The United Kingdom)
Dr. Paul Thompson - Royal College of Art, Vice- Chancellor (The United Kingdom)
Adeline Ooi – Art Basel, Director Asia (Hong Kong)
Adeline Ooi – Art Basel, Director Asia (Hong Kong)
Nikki Gonnissen  - Thonik, Co-founder, Designer & Director( The Netherlands)
Nikki Gonnissen  - Thonik, Co-founder, Designer & Director( The Netherlands)
Dr Koen Olthuis - Waterstudio.NL, CEO Architect (The Netherlands)
Dr Koen Olthuis - Waterstudio.NL, CEO Architect (The Netherlands)
Richard Hutten - Richard Hutten Studio BV, Designer & Founder (The Netherlands)
Richard Hutten - Richard Hutten Studio BV, Designer & Founder (The Netherlands)
Chi Wing Lo - DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO, Founder (Italy)
Chi Wing Lo - DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO, Founder (Italy)

project info: 

 

name: Business of Design Week 2022 (BODW)

organizer: Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) with Create Hong Hong (CreateHK) 

dates: November 30-December 03, 2022

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