International Forum

JC Cube, Tai Kwun

17 / 18 / 19

Oct 2022

Bilingual(Chinese and English) simultaneous interpretation provided and delivered in both physically and online modes.
  • 17. 10. 2022

    • 2:30-3:30pm

      Opening Ceremony

    • 4:00-5:30pm

      Theme: Interior Design Pedagogy

      • Moderator

        Dr. Tristance Kee
        APIDA Chairlady & Executive Committee of HKIDA
      • Professor Graeme Brooker

        Professor and Head of Interiors, The Royal College of Art

        Graeme Brooker is Professor and Head of Interiors at The Royal College of Art, London. He has published numerous books on many aspects of the interior including the recent publications 50-Words for Reuse (Canalside Press 2022) Brinkworth: So Good So Far (Lund Humphreys 2019) Adaptations (Bloomsbury 2016) and Key Interiors Since 1900 (Laurence King 2013). He has co-authored/edited ten books on the interior including the highly acclaimed Rereading’s, (RIBA 2005, Volume 2 2018). He has been a visiting professor in Antwerp, Berlin, Istanbul and Milan and is a member of the editorial advisory board of the journals Interiors: Design: Architecture: Culture (Bloomsbury), INNER, IDEA and DESIGN&. He is the founder and was the director of the charity Interior Educators (IE), the national subject association for all interior courses in the UK, between 2006-2018, and he is a trustee of United In Design (UID): a charity set up to address the lack of diversity in the profession of interiors.

      • Fann Zhi Jie

        Vice-President of the Society of Interior Designers

        Fann Zhi Jie is an experienced Lecturer with a decade of experience working in design and design education. He is currently leading a dynamic team of educators at Singapore Polytechnic to inspire, nurture and grow future spatial designers. Trained in Singapore and the United Kingdom, he is the Vice-President of the Society of Interior Designers, Singapore, Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Interior Design Accreditation Council and is an Accredited Interior Designer of the Singapore Interior Design Accreditation Scheme, as well as a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, United Kingdom.

      • Xu Muchuan

        Vice-President of School of Architecture & Applied Arts of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

        Xu, Muchuan

        Vice President of School of
        Architecture & Applied Arts of
        Guangzhou Academy

        Company Founder & Design Head/Director of VANTREE Design Ltd. of Guangzhou

        Mr. Xu is taking charge of multiple professional courses in school of teaching, and has won the FIRST Prize of teaching achievement award of Guangdong Province and the FIRST Prize of school level teaching achievement award.

        Mr. Xu has managed a great deal of scientific and teaching projects and had numourous publications.

        Mr. Xu has also coordinated and completed multiple Mega-construction projects, such as“Media Center Design of Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter games”, “DHAWA Hotel of Jinan”, “American International School of Guangzhou” and all of them were selected in the International Design Awards of “The National Exhibition of Fine Arts”, “National Environmental Art Design Exhibition”, “German iF Design Award”, “Italian A’DESIGN AWRAD COMPETITION”.

    • 5:30-6:00pm

      Panel Discussion

  • 18. 10. 2022

    • 10:00-11:30am

      Theme: Hong Kong Interior Power

      • Moderator

        Mr. Wesley Liu
        Vice-chairman of HKIDA
      • ADO Limited

        Karr Yip
        BSSc(AS), M.Arch / CUHK
        P.E.P / RCA. London
        EXEC. ED./ Harvard GSD.

        Karr Yip is an artist as well as an architect with both Architecture & Fine Art background. Karr graduated with his Master of Architecture at CUHK in 2003, he then went to Harvard GSD and Royal College of Art London for further studies. Karr was a lecturer in CUHK Fine Art Department teaching 3D and Sculpture major courses in 2005. Currently, he is the Founder and Director of ADO Ltd., Honorary Advisor of HKDA and Conventional Ambassador of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Karr had experienced a tough period in family relationships in his life and recovered after the guidance of relationship consultants. Therefore Karr wants to use art and design to promote love and family relationships. He believes that the crack between a relationship is the most meaningful space to build architecture. It adds touching emotions and remarkable experiences to the space. Karr is an experienced lead design consultant. His works cover architecture, interior, furniture, artwork, graphic, apps, and UX design. His design works got hundreds of international awards and publications, were also being collected by gallery, museum, and the HK CO Office.

      • ATDCL

        Andy Tong
        Founder & Design Director of ATDCL

        Andy Tong is the founder and design director of ATDCL, he was born in Hong Kong and he is talented in art and design when he studied college. He graduated from HKAPA School of Technical Arts in 1990, Andy furthered his boundaries and established his design studio in 2000. Since then he has been devoted to spatial and interior design and created many outstanding designs over the years.
        With over 25 years of experience in the design industry, he is a diverse creative designer with a unique interpretation of individual spaces. During the early years, Andy not only performs himself in the commercial interior aspect, but he was also renowned for creating the large - scale performance stage design for well-known Hong Kong pop artists. also, he worked for many famous retail brands and residential design by mastering aesthetics and spatial orchestration.
        During these 10 years, Andy has established a significant status in Greater China Region by world of month. He was awarded the Red Dot Design Award in 2010, IF Design Award in 2012,2014 and 2015. JCD Design Award from Japan in 2014, The Best 10 Hong Kong designer in 2016 as well as the German Design Award in 2017.

      • In Situ & Partners

        Yacine Bensalem
        Founder & Director of In Situ & Partners

        Yacine was born in Algeria. He was educated in Milan and Paris where he graduated from the Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Villemin (UP1). He worked in Paris, Brussels, Milan, Singapore and is now permanently based in Hong Kong. In 20 years of professional experience, he developed pluri-disciplinary expertise in architecture, interior design, and luxury fitting-out contract. Since 1997, he successfully established architecture and interior design firms in Paris & Brussels. He also worked at a management level for an international architecture firm in Asia. Following in 2011, he co-founded In Situ & Partners, specializing in luxury residential, corporate and commercial projects.

      • O&O STUDIO

        Eric Chan
        Co-Founder of O&O STUDIO

        ERIC CHAN
        ARB RIBA MEng DipArch
        Co-Founder, O&O STUDIO

        Eric has over 15 years international experience as an UK Architects Registration Board (ARB) registered architect. Graduated with Distinction on Diploma in Architecture at The University of Westminster in 2007, he joined the highly acclaimed London practice, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) for four years where he was involved on award-winning education, conservation and residential projects in the UK and South Africa.

        Moving from London to Shanghai in 2011, he joined the world renowned Safdie Architects, the practice led by the 2015 AIA Gold Medal recipient, Moshe Safdie. Eric was one of the Safdie’s Team Leaders in the 24billion RMB Capitaland mixed-used development, Raffles City Chongqing (RCCQ) project, leading and managing the Conservatory façade and interior design.

        After spending 5 years with Safdie Architects, Eric moved back to Hong Kong in 2018 and co-founded O&O Studio with Suzanne Li. Eric was recently awarded THE FOURTH CHINA NEW POWER INTERIOR DESIGN TOP 10. Projects by O&O have also been widely featured on international press and media, including “China - The New Creative Power in Architecture” by Chris van Uffelen, Wallpaper, and designboom etc. In just 4 years of time, O&O has also claimed over 15 international design awards.

      • Tiny-Huge Design

        Viola Chen
        Founder of Tiny-Huge Design

        Viola (Liang) Chen,
        Master graduated from the Academy of Art University, now lives in Hong Kong. Also active in the field of painting. Having majored in architecture, Viola likes to explore the relationship amongst nature, space and human.

        She believes that the interior space is also a continuation of the architecture language from nature. In addition to being good at complex projects such as medical clinics, data centers, etc., Viola is proficient in color control to create a tasteful interior space while controlling the budget.

        She has worked on award-winning projects:
        2009 The first prize of North Point Harbor Planning Competition,
        2012 HKIA Award (overseas),
        2018 The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Residential Architecture Award,
        2021 Hua Teng Award for Best Residential Design Award, etc.

    • 11:30-12:00nn

      Panel Discussion

    • 1:30-3:00pm

      Theme: Design Thinking of APIDA Gold Awards Winners

      • Udo Lam

        Co-Founder & Director of Otherwhere Studio

        Udo is the founder of Otherwhere Studio. He aims to bring a new perspective of spatial design to people. He believes that space is able to integrate human emotion and lifestyle, and in his design practice, he creates the preferable atmosphere for people living in a hectic and fast-paced to explore another dimension of life.
        Since launching Otherwhere in 2016, he leads design across various categories. He has received a stack of high-profile awards, including the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards, A&D Awards, Perspective Awards, and Hong Kong Young Architects Designers Competition.

      • Low Chee Khiang

        Co-Founder & Design Principal of 932 Designs

        CK is a co-founder and design principal for 932 Designs. He received his Masters in Architecture in year 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) in year 2008 from the National University of Singapore. He is also the appointed Council Member for Singapore Interior Design Accreditation Council from Dec 2021 – Nov 2023.

      • Adelson Lew

        Founder of LEW & ASSOCIATES

        Adelson Lew, the LEW & ASSOCIATES founder, specializes in the designs and derivatives of cultural creativity, and focuses on designs for contemporary life and enables new imaginations.
        The LEW & ASSOCIATES represents the opposition and unification of universal things. Mr.Lew bends himself to seek for inherent logic and potential powers to help things of various dimensions coexist and enable each other. 

      • Nic Lee

        Design Director of Waterfrom Design

        Nic graduated from the Pratt Institute, New York with a Master of Science in interior design, as well as having participated in Denmark's International Study Program. Throughout his education and career, Nic has melded thinking from the arts, humanities, and philosophy, possessing the logical thinking of architecture and design, as well as the rebellious nature of artists. He likes to be the exception outside the norm, to redefine the current order, and to find the unexpected within the unpredictable inaccuracies. He has received the Jury Prize Winner of Frame Awards, Gold Award of APIDA, Gold Award of CREDAWARD, iF Design Award and Sliver Award of Design for Asia Award. In 2018, Waterfrom Design is selected as one of the 40 international interdisciplinary studios by American leading design media INTERIOR DESIGN.

      • Xie Peihe

        Founder & Chief Designer of AD ARCHITECTURE

        With great sensitivity and originality, Xie Peihe adheres to create rational simplicity guided by emotional thinking, and to integrate spatial functionality with personality in a natural and subtle
        manner. He excels at presenting spatial aesthetics through the collision of the simple and the complicated, and strives to let people resonate with space.

        In the past few years, Xie Peihe has designed many exceptional commercial, residential and office projects, which have won multiple world-class design awards. His pioneering "minimalistic art" space design language is well-known both in the east and the west, and recognized by the global design industry. He was invited as one of the international judges of 2020 & 2021 Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design. With "Architecture as Art" as the motto, this authoritative award's jury includes worldly famous architects Daniel Libeskind, Mario Botta, Toyo Ito, Ricardo Bofill and others. Meanwhile, Mr. Xie was invited by LOOP Design Awards 2020 and became one of the members of the first jury since its establishment. In 2018, he won Perspective's 40 Under 40 Awards, which recognized him as one of the 40 young design talents who are leading the future of design.

      • Peng Zheng

        Design Director & Founder of C&C DESIGN

        Design Director, Founder of C&C DESIGN, Senior Interior Architects. Graduated and received a master's degree in art and design in Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, taught in South China university of science and design institute. Now guest lecturers and college tutor of architecture design institute , Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts .

        Focus on the contemporary design in urbanization process, advocate "commensalism" design philosophy, and engage in the practice of architectural, interior and landscape design, and his works feature strong sense of building and minimalist style. Representative works include: GALAXY Suga -Factory Cultural Museum, POLY Starry Sky Town, The Crosswaters Ecolodge & Spa, Times China Headquarters, MIDEA Property Corporate Headquarters, MIDEA Light of Time · Back to 1958, Guangzhou Asian Games Landscape art installation. Design work has won the Gold Award of the German iF Design (Interior Architecture Category) .

    • 4:00-5:30pm

      Theme: Innovation & Technology & Interior Design: From Concept to Practice

      • Moderator

        Mr. Wesley Liu
        Vice-chairman of HKIDA
      • James Law JP

        Founder of James Law Cybertecture

        James Law JP, is an architect, technologist and entrepreneur. Renowned for creating the philosophy of Cybertecture in which a better world is designed with technology to alleviate suffering for mankind, his company's projects cover buildings, spaces, technologies, education and social design.

        James is a Justice of the Peace, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum; a Council Member of World Economic Forum; Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation; Board Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre, Board Adviser of the Hong Kong Designers Association, and Member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council Real Estate Advisory Board.

        James Law is the architect of the world renowned OPod Concrete Tube Housing Project designed to alleviate affordability problems for mass housing; architect for The Pad Tower - the world's first Apple iPod inspired building in Dubai; and the architect for the futuristic high speed transportation system called The Hyperloop. James also collaborated with renowned film director Wong Kar Wai on the design of the movie 2046.

      • Ivy Shum

        Co-Founder, Studio-R Creative Media

        Ivy Shum has a background in graphic design and multimedia production. Ivy received her B.A. in Graphic Design, minor in Animation, Illustration in Silicon Valley, and an MSc in Multimedia Entertainment Technology at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

        She is the Co-founder of Studio-R Co. Limited, a Cyberport company that has won series-winning awards. Studio-R uses virtual reality technology to create a sales tool and an online buying platform. This innovative solution is aimed at real estate developers, furniture suppliers, interior designers, and building material suppliers.

        Studio-R’s tools leverage proprietary 3D technology to improve user experience and increase sales. Companies are increasing their engagement and sales through virtual spaces and in the Metaverse. Our company can provide Metaverse technology to help companies build their own virtual spaces for showrooms and virtual events to step into the era of Web 3.0. Users do not only participate through VR gears but also have 24-hour access through desktop or mobile applications.

        She is now the Board of Directors, Treasurer, and Vice Convenor of the Youth Council at Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association. She wants to assist the furniture and decoration industry with the latest innovative technologies.

      • Ryan Poon

        Associate Product Director of China Mobile Hong Kong

        Ryan has over 13 years of experience in product development. He has joined China Mobile Hong Kong and focus on Smart Home Business.
        China Mobile Hong Kong continuously strive Hong Kong to promote towards digital, intelligent and green low-carbon life. Hoping to bring a more convenient and comfortable living environment to the public.

    • 5:30-6:00pm

      Panel Discussion

  • 19. 10. 2022

    • 10am-11:30am

      Theme: New Chinese Aesthetics & Interdisciplinary Design

      • Moderator

        Dr. Tristance Kee
        APIDA Chairlady & Executive Committee of HKIDA
      • Lo Chi Wing


        CHI WING LO - His art, design & biographical notes

        Recipient of the World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer award 2015, Chi Wing Lo’s works encompass the fields of architecture, sculpture, interior, furniture and object design. His prolific output has long been recognized, in and beyond the eminent circle of contemporary Italian design, for his evocativeness in thought, gracefulness in form and meticulousness in every detail.

        Founder of DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO, a brand of furniture designed and made in Italy under his close direction, Lo has been actively pursuing design in Italy for almost three decades. His aspiration for timelessness has brought his designs to international attention and many of his earlier works continue to be much sought after today.

        Lo’s solo art and design exhibitions include: ESSENCE CHI WING LO at the China Design Museum in 2019, AURA at the Serindia Gallery in Bangkok in 2018, SYNTHEIS - The Silence of His World at the Damei Art Center in Beijing in 2017, SCHOLARLY IMPLEMENTS at the Xiling Seal Art Society Gallery in Hangzhou in 2016, VISION OF A CIVILIZATION and JIANLONG 1055 at the Kwai Fung Hin Art gallery in Hong Kong in 2013 and 2015, TIMELESS DOMAIN at the Triennale Museum in Milan in 2014... among others. His works are favored by prominent international art collectors.

        Infusing poetry with usefulness, Lo’s works are inspired by materials and techniques that have passed on to our generation. Also the founder of 1ness, he wishes to unite wisdom and sensibility of past and present, creating works that are lasting, simple and essential. Lo hopes that his architecture, sculpture, interior, furniture and objects could occupy a special place in the inner domain of our habitation, reconnecting us to the healthy essentiality of life and living.

        In 2007, Lo was invited by the Hong Kong Design Centre to contribute a design to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hong Kong‘s unification with China. The same year, the Radio Television Hong Kong broadcast a documentary of his life and work. He was the art director for Giorgetti from 2004-2006 and was the chairman of the jury for the St. Petersburg Design Biennale in 2009. His tower house in Athens was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize in Architecture in 2009. At Foshan, Guangdong, in 2010, he organized and chaired an international design conference on a theme addressing the need of original design in China.

        Raised in Hong Kong, Lo received his Master Degree in Architecture from Harvard University with the best thesis prize in 1988. He had taught at the Syracuse University, NY, and was a member of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. Served as a visiting critic in different universities and a frequent speaker in design events, Lo has a multidisciplinary practice, integrating art, architecture, interior, furniture and object designs for exclusive projects in Milan, Athens, London, Istanbul, Dubai, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

      • Steve Leung

        Architect, Interior & Product Designer, Founder, Steve Leung Design Group

        Born in Hong Kong, Steve Leung is an internationally renowned architect, interior and product designer with over 40 years of design experience. Taking inspirations from Asian culture and arts, his works are famous for their unique contemporary style. He has gained a high reputation in the industry and his works have received high acclaim worldwide. In 2015, Steve was recognized in the Oscar of Interior Design - Andrew Martin International Interior Design Awards and conferred the Interior Designer of the Year Award, further reinforcing his leading status in the industry.

      • Jessica Ma

        Founder of Designwire

        Jessica Ma worked as the chief editor of the Interior Design China, a Chinese version of American Interior Design from 2006 to 2014; led the Interior Design to make steady progress in the Chinese market by introducing high-quality international projects to China for more than nine years; planned and organized the significant industry event of Selecting Assistants for Masters for eight consecutive years, and created opportunities for nearly 1,000 new designers into well-known design firms.

    • 11:30-12nn

      Panel Discussion

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