13 December 2019 (Friday) – 10 January 2020 (Friday)
11:00am – 7:00pm
Paper craft holds particular cultural significance in Hong Kong, as many celebrations and ceremonies involve paper lanterns and the burning of paper offerings. We collaborated with Hong Kong papercraft master Au Yeung Ping Chi (Po Wah Paper Craft) to incorporate traditional craft techniques in modern lighting design. The paper used was made from waste paper through moulding. By mixing paper pulp with traditional rice glue, the paper weighs heavier and possesses a sculptural quality. We hope to create a unique space that not only highlights the beauty of the heritage craft but also demonstrates the possibility of paper, a material everyone’s familiar with, from a new yet relevant design perspective.
(1) Studio Florian and Christine
(1) Studio Florian and Christine is a multidisciplinary design studio, currently based in Hong Kong. Both designers are MA graduates from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Their expertise includes industrial design and fashion/ material innovation design. Their creation involves investigating sustainable materials and how they could be utilized for design-led social innovation.
(2) Studio Alison Chan
Alison Chan is currently a registered architect in Hong Kong. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Hong Kong and Master’s in Media, Communications and Critical Practice from the University of the Arts London. Her designs focus on sparking joy and curiosity through spatial communication with the public. Among her recent projects is the installation titled “From Micro to Nano”, which was exhibited at the British Council’s SPARK 2019 in Tai Kwun.