Architect, designer, artist, collector – William Lim presents a retrospective of works from throughout his career
The founder of architecture firm CL3, William Lim has spent his career immersed in creativity. In a landmark exhibition, William Lim/ Fundamental: 40 Years of Design Inspiration from the East will bring together a collection of his designs, art and collected pieces, celebrating a career strongly influenced by his Chinese roots. With a diverse programme of talks, panel discussions and workshops, the exhibition aims to use Lim's career as a catalyst to encourage dialogues on the close relationship between design and heritage in Hong Kong.
The exhibition looks into Lim's cultural background and the Hong Kong vernacular, such as the use of bamboo, plywood and lanterns, and his fascination with temporary structures. It includes sketches, collages, architectural models, materials, installations, furniture and artworks by Lim and from his collection, offering a close look at the conceptualisation of the projects and his research into the urban features and cultural conditions of his home city. Features of the exhibition will include sketch books from his graduate thesis, models for designs from Hotel Icon and a circular installation of his art entitled 3 Years Searching for a Concept.
Venue: ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Date: 5 – 27 September 2015