The second three-day International Design Furniture Fair Hong Kong, known as IDFF2017, which provides a platform for architects and designers to share their insights and visions, will be held from August 25-27.
The event, which has “Redefining Luxury” as its theme, will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Wan Chai.
"Placing strong emphasis on the advocacy for design appreciation, IDFF2017 offers a platform for cultural and creative exchanges," said IDFF director Winnie Yue.
The inaugural event, IDFF2015, attracted more than 9,000 visitors, including architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers, hoteliers, distributors and young talents.
This year’s event has gained greater international recognition and is being organised in partnership with the interior design show, IMM Cologne Design Fair.
“It is exciting to join forces with our local and overseas talents, as well as rising to new heights through our partnership with IMM Cologne in Asia,” Yue said.
IDFF2017 will feature an expanded Dialogue Speakers Series forum, which will see more than 20 acclaimed international architects and designers sharing their insights and visions. The fair will also include two other important elements, a Gallery Showcase, with 11 displays of major lifestyle brands, and five different Design Exhibitions.
Products featured in the Gallery Showcase will include French fine crystal items made by and Saint-Louis, modern furniture designs by Knoll, state-of-the-art kitchens by Alno and coffee appliances by Arissto Diamond, plus other crafted items and designs from Serip Lighting, Swarovski Optik, Living Station by Panasonic, Everything under the Sun, Scandinavian collections from design platform Seventhirtyam, and the Leung Collection by Hong Kong-based architect and designer Steve Leung.
The five Design Exhibitions are: Das Haus Asia, premiering the Asian debut of an innovative 18m2 modern habitat by William Lim; On Reading Single Family House Exhibition – a tale of existence in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, curated by Anderson Lee; City of Towers, a tribute to the late architect Zaha Hadid, which features an installation of parametric research led by her company, Zaha Hadid Architects, exploring new concepts for designing and constructing high-rise buildings; Mr Chan Tea Room by the tea culture design master Alan Chan; and 10cc, a collaboration between 10 Hong Kong furniture designers.
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