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Design Conversations Debuts At Hong Kong Indesign 2015

We’ve assembled a powerful cast of best-in-category designers and thought-leaders to speak on four key areas in design. Come hear what they have to say at Design Conversations, a panel series held on 19 & 20 November at Hong Kong Indesign.

Design Conversations Debuts At Hong Kong Indesign 2015

Indesign: The Event has always served as a platform to see and experience the latest products and innovations in the market, network and gain creative inspiration. But more than that, it is an event that offers design professionals fresh perspectives and valuable insights into key aspects of their business and profession.

This year marks the inaugural launch of Design Conversations at Hong Kong Indesign. The programme brings together best-in-category designers and thought leaders in a moderated symposium to discuss the changes, challenges, opportunities and latest directions in workplace design, hospitality design, urban living, and the business of design.

Conversation 1 – WorkLife: ‘Wellness in the Workplace’
Thursday, 19 November, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
The Space @ 210 Hollywood Road

The discussion on ‘Wellness in the Workplace’ becomes increasingly important as organisations look to attract the best talent and enhance the overall productivity of their workers. In this context, what are the strategies that can be deployed to make employees feel valued and supported in their health and wellbeing? Speakers include Nigel Hobbs, CEO & Founder, Welnis Labs; Frank Leung, Founder, via architecture limited; Martha Collard, Founder, Red Doors Studio; and Claire Stephens, Local Director, Head of Consulting (China), Jones Lang LaSalle.

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Conversation 2 – PlayLife: ‘Hospitality: Making it Personal’
Thursday, 19 November, 5pm – 6pm
The Madison Group @ 3/F 8 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai

‘Hospitality: Making it Personal’ is a discussion that looks at how hotel and F&B design is morphing to reflect the growing desire for bespoke experiences tailored to the tastes of the individual. Here, we’ll consider how spatial design, materials and technology are developing to provide a personal experience, and the importance of creating spaces that are anything but cookie cutter. Speakers include Greg Farrell, Executive Director, Aedas Interiors; Karen Hay, Director & Co-founder, Stickman Tribe; Alan Lo, Co-founder, Press Room Group, Duddell’s and Blake’s; and Dean Winter, Area Director of Operations, Hong Kong Hotels & China Projects, Swire Hotels.

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Conversation 3 – LiveLife: ‘Urban Living – Rethinking our City’
Friday, 20 November, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
colourliving @ 333 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

The issue of livability is an important one in Hong Kong, where space is at a premium and urban density is ever on the rise. It’s increasingly relevant as the world gears up for the 2016 United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. How, then, do we rethink our city to make the most of the space we have – both indoors and out? What can we do differently, and what can our government do to help? Speakers include Paul Zimmerman, Founder & CEO, Designing Hong Kong; Caroline Wüthrich, Co-founder, Parallel Lab; Peter Kindel, Director, Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and Dr Jackie Kwok, Associate Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design.

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Conversation 4 – BizLife: ‘Authentic Design – What Future?’
Friday, 20 November, 5pm – 6pm
The Space @ 210 Hollywood Road

‘Authentic Design – What Future?’ is a discussion that delves into the issue of replicas in the furniture industry, and considers how the design community in Asia can move forward and work towards authentic design in the marketplace. Speakers include Richard Killip, Sales Director Asia, Vitra; Kiesly Tsang, Principal & Founder, Kiesly Tsang Concepts and Design 1+1; Eve Mercier, Founder & Director, INSIGHT School of Interior Design; and Antti Hirvonen, General Manager Asia, Tom Dixon.

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For more information about Hong Kong Indesign 2015 and to pre-register for the event, go to


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