A new Hong Kong digital platform, Design 1+1 offers exposure to emerging artists and designers
Recently, a press conference at Hong Kong design store Aluminium in Causeway Bay saw the launch of the new design platform Design 1+1. Offering an ‘O2O’ (‘online to offline’) platform for emerging local artists and designers, the new venture is headed by founder of Kiesly Tsang Concepts, Kiesly Tsang, and hopes to connect these talents with potential buyers and businesses.
A range of influential guests from the design industry attended the event, and speakers included Mr. Joshua Davies, Principal Consultant at 1221 Consulting, Mr. David Chiu, Owner of Aluminium and Mr. Ernesto Spicciolato, Senior Teaching Fellow of SDWorks Project Director of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Designers whose work is available through the site such as Mr. Orange Terry and Ms. Iris Chu from SDWORKS, Mr. Danny Fang at Fang Studio, Ms. Candy Kok and Mr. Kenneth Ng at CIVILIAN GOODS and Mr. Raft Wong at Rcube Design Limited were also in attendance.
Products available through the platform include accessories such as jewellery and sunglasses, home furnishings and furniture, and a range of upcycled lamps. Design 1+1 will allow a greater audience exposure to the world-class designers and artists who create from here in Hong Kong. The collaboration will also work hand-in-hand with other industries such as hospitality, architecture and interior design firms to promote Hong Kong design both locally and abroad.