by Adrian Ho on Nov 24, 2014 in Architecture , Interiors , Lifestyle , Products
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Held in Shenzhen from September to November 2014, the first edition of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Design Biennale aimed to initiate further design collaboration between the two adjacent cities

Co-organised by Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (FHKDA) and Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (SIDA), together with Economy, Trade and Information Commission of Shenzhen Municipality and Shenzhen Longhua District Government, the long-awaited Hong Kong-Shenzhen Design Biennale eventually debuted in September, showcasing the best works from designers from various fields from the two adjacent cities.
The Biennale comprised eight exhibitions and eight public activities — all taking place at dedicated locations in Shenzhen — which involved creative minds and experts in architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, fashion, new media and interactive media.
As one of the highlights in the Biennale, the Design Enterprise Pairing paired up five enterprises from Shenzhen with five Hong Kong designers — and vice versa — resulting in 10 partnerships to deliver conceptual designs in two months, which were unveiled at the closing exhibition of the event. With an aim to merge Hong Kong's creativity and sophistication with Shenzhen's know-how and productivity, the Design Enterprise Pairing epitomised the spirit of the Biennale, catalysing creative dialogues that could work for the benefit of both cities.
"This is the biggest design collaboration between Hong Kong and Shenzhen," says Shirley Feng, executive vice-president and secretary-general of SIDA. "Shenzhen has immense production capacity and a large pool of talent, whereas Hong Kong has an edge in design knowledge, creative experience and international vision. So this collaboration will be mutually beneficial to both of the cities."
This is a preview of the "Joining hands” article from the December 2014 issue of Perspective magazine. 
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