Dezeen promotion: the first edition of the Global Layout Furnishings Fair will consider place in Hong Kong from 21 to 23 August .
Quad table by Zaha Hadid for Citco
Initiated by a group of worldwide architects who are now based in the city, the occasion aims to “set up Hong Kong as a style centre and to make great layout much more accessible”.
Tau vases by Zaha Hadid for Citco
Brands and designers including Cassina, Alessi and Zaha Hadid will be showcasing collections at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in the Wan Chai district.
Zephyr sofa by Zaha Hadid for Cassina
“Each exhibitor will have total freedom to design their exhibition gallery in a way that best reflects its brand ethos and historical past, with some spaces designed by foremost architects,” said the organisers.
Liquid Glacial Table and Zephyr Sofa by Zaha Hadid
A programme of talks and group discussions will run alongside the fair, with speakers including Michael Ng of Foster + Partners and Lyndon Neri of Neri & Hu – see the total programme.
Zaha Hadid for Citco
A pre-present exhibition and reception will be held on the 21 August, with the fair opening to the common public on the following day.
Saule lamps by Saint-Louis
Dezeen are media partners for the event and tickets are available to acquire from the IDFF web site.
Read on for much more information from the organisers:
Hong Kong is set to stage the inaugural Worldwide Layout Furniture Fair Hong Kong, Asia’s 1st luxury design, furnishings and lifestyle honest this August.
1919 armchair by Poltrona Frau
Prestigious brand names from the globe will showcase their latest items in specially designed exhibition spaces at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. A speaker programme and panel discussions with some of the most influential names in layout and architecture will complement the fair, which will be open to the public on 22-23 August.
Folly bench by Ron Arad for Magis
IDFFHK’s exhibitors are a who’s who of layout from Europe, like Poltrona Frau (Italy), Cassina (Italy), Lalique (France), Baccarat (France), Alno (Germany), the renowned architect Zaha Hadid Collections (Uk) and many several more.
Versailles coffee table by Lalique
The honest, in association with UBS, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Italian Trade Commission, Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Hong Kong Interior Design and style Association, will alter the public’s appreciation and perception of furniture and style in Asia.
NI Parasol by Foxcat
“A chair is not just a chair, a table is not just a table with great style, a chair gets artwork, a table gets a masterpiece,” said Ms Winnie Yue, founder and director of IDFFHK.
It will pioneer the way that furnishings, kitchens and house accessories is brought with each other and displayed in a thoughtfully curated manner. Each exhibitor will have total freedom to layout their exhibition gallery in a way that best displays its brand ethos and background, with some spaces designed by top architects.
MyWorld sofa by Philippe Starck for Cassina
Renowned French crystal residence Lalique is thrilled about the opportunity, saying “IDFFHK is a fantastic platform for bringing the legacy of Rene Lalique’s artistry into present day residing”.
The time is proper for an occasion of this calibre to take area in Asia. China and the rest of Asia is now the international powerhouse for development in the luxury sector. Hong Kong’s favourable trade and organization climate and its area as the gateway to China, coupled with the region’s fast expanding appreciation of top quality and craftsmanship have made it an global hub for fine wine, watches and contemporary art. Now it is the flip for exquisite design to be in the spotlight. The fair also offers an unparalleled chance for exhibitors, discerning buyers, and individuals in the style and house industry to connect and do organization.
Tuile de Cristal by Baccarat
￼The thrilling three-day programme involves such luminary keynote speakers as Fred Clarke, senior principle, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Michael Ng, partner, Foster + Partners Lyndon Neri, founding partner, Neri & Hu Design and style and Investigation Workplace Andre Fu, principle, AFSO Pinky Lai, former chief designer, Porsche and Vincent Pang, winner of the competitors to design and style the West Kowloon Cultural District Arts Pavilion.
“It marks the 1st phase for Hong Kong the place the neighborhood of luxury furnishings styles can be celebrated below 1 roof,” says Mr Fu, who designed The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong and the Fullerton Bay hotel in Singapore.
Silkroad assortment by Alan Chan Design
A pre-display VIP exhibition and reception attended by major architects, designers, retailers, customers, developers, celebrities and media will be held on Friday 21 August. Members of the public from Hong Kong and other elements of Asia and the planet will be welcome to attend on Saturday 22 August and Sunday 23 August, exactly where they can obtain lovely pieces at the fair to improve their residence.