Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong launches the first “ReMIX · Yesterday’s Future, Invent Tomorrow!” (ReMIX) program. The program caught diverse attentions and support from design elites. At the end of February, approximately 150 applications were received, applicants not only included young talented designers but also experienced designers with outstanding achievements from different design fields. After two rounds of selections and deliberations, 5 final design teams were chosen, they are: Pong, agape・IVO・KnitWarm, One Object Design Studio, Afterwork and ByLeona.
Camel X Pong
Pong Company has been selected to collaborate with the Camel brand for this program.
Leo Yiu Chun Pong, Pong’s founder and leading award‐winning designer, whose design concepts are full of innovation, humors, beauty and resilience that also emphasizing a soul in every design. His designs are not just compelling to the eyes but also bring warmth, depth and attitude to life. With the design team’s unique sense in industrial design and rich knowledge in manufacturing, the team will be able to create and produce exquisite products.
Camel believes Pong’s unique creativity insights can be used to build upon the brand’s classic foundation. With its humorous, innovative and playful concepts, Pong’s team will develop a new series of novel and practical products.
Chicks X agape . IVO . KnitWarm
Chicks will collaborate with three designers for this program: agape design limited, the first resin art brand in Hong Kong. The founder, Rolland Cheung Wui Hei initiates “Art is Life” concept – to let art integrates with life. He has hold exhibitions in Paris, Taiwan, China and Macau. His first solo art exhibition was hold in Taipei. The founder of the fashion brand IVO, Lincoln SzeTo, a seasoned fashion designer. His showcases have been hosted by Lane Crawford. With vast knowledge in wide range of materials and impeccable senses, he has designed the “New Normal Mask” – a multifunctional and reusable facemask with light‐up feature. KnitWarm’s founder and creative director, Stanley Kwok Chi Hung, is a specialist in knitting design who has developed a series of KnitWarm products with patented innovative heat‐conductive knitting technology that can be used in daily life. His innovation brought awards included Red Dot Awards, ISPO Award and other international awards.
Chicks believes under the collaboration with these three outstanding designers, their new products will equip with comfortable wear touch together with a strong sense of individuality, creativity, warmth and intimacy.
Red Apple X One Object
Red Apple will collaborate with One Object Design Studio that has proven experiences in furniture and household electronics designs. Founder and creative director of One Object, Evan Ma Yiwei has worked in Huawei Smart Home Design Department, Lenovo Advanced Design Lab, Philips Design etc. His designs are minimalistic and practical, unearthing innovation in life and demonstrating reality and functionality in his products. One Object has worked with both renown international brands and small medium enterprises, designing transport and mobilities, smart home IoT devices, consumer electronics, domestic appliances and home furniture etc. One Object’s designs are visionary and its knowledge in manufacturing process will help to deliver contemporary and new products.
Red Apple believes working with One Object can ignites the brand with new creative concepts together with beauty and intelligence in creating personalized furniture.
Yuet Tung China Works X Tung Hing Glass X Afterwork
Yuet Tung China Works and Tung Hing Glass will collaborate with Afterwork formed by three industrial designers: Lo Chi Shing, Joletta Pang Ka Yu and Thomas To Yik Kei. Afterwork has participated in many design projects for multinational and startup companies, including products for household, furniture, kitchenware and consumer electronics etc. Afterwork has a passionate energy and put emphasis on delivering local culture and daily life insight into industrial design. With comprehensive understanding of different materials and manufacturing process, Afterwork visualized designs with simplicity, practical into the environment.
The two classic brands Yuet Tung China Works and Tung Hing Glass keep delved their traditional skills and technologies and both are already been the specialist in their particular field. The first ever crossover of these two brands in conjunction with the designers of Afterwork are hopefully bring designs with traditional craftmanship and brand‐new perspectives for their products and brands.
AXIS X ByLeona
AXIS will collaborate with ByLeona founded by Leona Fung Sze Mun in 2016. The brand focuses on premium ceramic and multi‐media designs which put art and culture as the creativity principal. Leona’s inspiration comes from her passionate in the arts and culture of China, Japan and India. She’s good at connecting audiences to the profound Oriental heritage and using unique and modern ways blending East meets West concepts into her designs. ByLeona has worked with many international brands, hotels and museums designing and producing elegant and artistic lifestyle pieces.
AXIS believes that working with ByLeona will combine the professional knowledge and technology of watch making with the Orient arts perfectly which can create exquisite storytelling products.
New products will be created and brought to the market in December. Stay tuned for the big surprise!