HKDI in the Spotlight

HKDI alumni led 100 students to create gigantic art installation

Concurrent with the Business of Design Week, the DesignInspire 2017 exhibition held from 7-9 December at HKCEC will once again house HKDI’s creative booth which translate design talents’ vision and student ideas into a 10-metre-by-10-metre gigantic art installation. Three HKDI alumni, including award-winning paper art specialist Soilworm Lai, renowned illustrator Jane Lee and emerging graphic talents Violet Tai collectively designed the 100m²-space to offer the audience a unique experience to the most fundamental element in design – paper and paint.

In preparation for the 3-day exhibition, 100 HKDI students were led by the alumni to participate in the installation to enrich their design thinking and gain hands-on experience. A thousand of mini paper art pieces designed by Soilworm will be displayed at the venue to form a large installation that visitors could immerse in and walk through. With paper as the raw materials, Soilworm's designs embody flexibility and accessibility that allow almost everyone to take part in and even create their own work, shortening the distance between the artist and the visitor. With their imagination, Jane and Violet decorate white mannequins with their illustrations. Jane’s signature illustration is colourful and dense, which highlights the metropolitan and compact nature of Hong Kong. She uses delightful characters to light up the booth just like her works lighting up towers and cities all over the world. Violet also drew her own story and thoughts on a mannequin for the visitors to explore.

The HKDI booth will be open from 9.30am to 6pm daily between 7-9 December at Hall 3DE, Level 3, of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. All visitors are welcome. Two sharing sessions by Soilworm and Jane, and three workshops by Soilworm, Jane and Violet are scheduled as follows:

InnoTalk Sharing by Soilworm Lai
Date: 7 Dec, 2017 (Thur)
Time: 11am - 11.30am

InnoTalk Sharing by Jane Lee
Date: 8 Dec, 2017 (Fri)
Time: 2pm - 2.30pm

Mini Workshop
Date: 7 - 9 Dec, 2017 (Thur - Sat)
Time: 10.30am - 12pm/ 3pm - 4.30pm