In bed With Designers "O!", a sleepover event with designers who transform hotel rooms into their own showrooms to showcase designs took place at hotel Ovolo Southside, Hong Kong
Curated by buyMeDesign, In bed With Designers has become a platform where the public can cozy up to emerging designers, allowing the designers and the general public to connect. This year, buyMeDesign invited nearly 50 rising talents from 15 countries across the globe to 30 hotel rooms at the Ovolo Southside Hotel in Hong Kong to create a hub of creativity and wonder. Visitors had the opportunity to meet the designers and hear their first-hand story, discover and purchase cutting-edge designs.
The SPOT Design Award is one of the events that appraises exceptional design quality. Since 2011, it has been awarded to only the most unique designers with outstanding products. Each and every SPOT Design Award winner is chosen according to the philosophy, innovation, functionality, quality, price range, eco-friendliness, aesthetics and durability of the design.
As one of the SPOT Design Award winners, Loudbasstard's 'Hybrid' Amplifier combines a wireless speaker and amplifier in one that enables consumers to share music via both passive (natural) and active (electric) amplification. Users simply have to align their phone's speaker on the Hybrid's blue sensor to make their music sound louder, richer and more enjoyable without the use of electricity, cables, WiFi or Bluetooth. The passive amplification uses the wood's natural vibrations.
The 'Red Safari' collection, from Lil Nika, a Hong Kong-based company established by architect-turned-designer Akin, consists of beautifully designed, zero-waste children's lighting doubling as a fun role-playing toy. Lil Nika's designs are simple in form, space-conscious, and seamlessly fit into modern surroundings. All of the company's designs are constructed to be flexible, taking into account children's rapid development and incorporating the discovery of learning.
Tree-Labs‘ ASTRO speaker is a minimalist audio design made with silicon and aluminium. Alexis Corval, founder of Tree-Labs presented a special edition of the ASTRO speaker that was created in collaboration with renowned Hong Kong tattoo artists at Tattoo Temple.
In collaboration with K11, Hong Kong's creative Art mall, one can still purchase the products that were exhibited at In bed With Designers at the Pop-up Store, K11 Design Store until January 31, 2016.