Categories: HK Places

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

The Hong Kong Design Institute is one of the most interesting buildings I’ve seen in Hong Kong, and just next to my apartment complex at Tiu Keng Leng at the Tseun Kwan O area in eastern Hong Kong. It’s devoted to art and design and the only time I visited was to sit down in the Pacific Coffee and work, but about a month ago I noticed that there was a new exhibition running as part of the Design in Motion exposition taking places all over Hong Kong.

 

But first, the building…

 

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

 

Not exactly what you’d expect from space hungry ultra-expensive real estate Hong Kong.

 

It gets even better when you go to the roof…

 

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

 

What’s the exhibition about? the official website writes :

Belgian Spirit is a joint initiative of the three Belgian regions Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia to promote Belgian fashion, design and architecture in Asia. Belgian architect and designer Charles Kaisin showcases various design product and installation arts, all linked by two themes: motion and recycling. Selected exhibits are grouped under various sub-themes to illustrate the creation of new design through the innovative and recycling use of materials in relation to contemporary and sustainable design. This exhibition is kindly supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

More about this here.

 

So, we’ve got a bit of odd design…

 

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

 

And a bit of fashion…

 

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

Design in Motion : Hong Kong Design Institute

 

As it usually is with fashion and design, I understand very little about it, but it’s intriguing and very pleasant on the eyes. To those who keep claiming that not much is happening in Hong Kong in terms of creative design, this is just a quick glimpse into one area that takes fashion and design very seriously. If you’re in the area, and want to see a different style of architecture and perhaps visit a gallery or two, drop in for a visit.

Location :

visions

Share
Published by
visions

Recent Posts

Opera House : Zhuhai China

Opera House : Zhuhai China

An unexpected treat in my last visit to Zhuhai was the futuristic Zhihai Opera House. These are visible almost from…

1 day ago
Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Mdina is an 8th century fortified town near the center of Malta, with well preserved city walls and picturesque old…

1 day ago
Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Maribor is a sleepy little town in Slovenia, on the border with Austria. Only stopped here briefly before crossing the…

3 days ago
Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Been hoping to see Sweden for quite some time, but it was only recently in an invite to Linkoping that…

3 days ago
Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

When visiting a conference in Rotterdam beginning of summer I got an unexpected opportunity being invited to visit Sweden. I…

1 week ago
Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

After a cold weekend in mid-summer at the Netherlands, I decided it was time to warm up, and headed down…

2 weeks ago
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel Instagram