Tuesday, December 21, 2010

deTour HK 2010

Managed to make it to the deTour Hong Kong opening’s on November 26th. This year deTour is hosted at the former Victoria Prison in Central. I think the vibe there wasn’t bad. This kind of night-time treasure hunting in HK was definitely my first, and I wish we have artsy booths like these all year long.

Saw lots of young jewelers, illustrators, product designers, and other kind of artists who created amazing, affordable art pieces. Please note that I am only showing a small part of the exhibition. I had to view the remaining at another time, as one of my favorite client said, “viewing art can be tiring.”

Outside the former Victoria Prison 

Outside the former Victoria Prison 

Apart from the installations and exhibitions,
the night market got the crowd excited.

Wearable art

Emerging local talents: Dirty Paper
Learned that they were flown to participate at Japan's deTour last year

Illustrations and handmade books.

Sek Kip Mei elderly people.


Hidden haven.

Locker, anyone?

This other room's lighting is a lot cooler,
but the deers managed to bring this place to life.

From Local Dutch, a group of independent
Dutch designers living and working in China.

Inviting participation

Live projection at the Upper Courtyard

The DJ (in black) and the projected random visuals on stage.

After being visually overwhelmed,
“Pure Water Design — with a vision for the future”
definitely cleared my mind. 

Different containers were used to show the beauty of water.

Simple and beautiful.
What a perfect place to end tonight's tour.

This year the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design brought the project DeX Detour into the program. DeX Detour is a design exchange program curated by Marisa Yiu and Teruo Kurosaki that partnered ten Hong Kong designers with Teruo Kurosaki's studio in Japan. While Hong Kong designers worked under the theme “Aesthetics. Ethics. Designing with Innocence,” designers from Japan worked under the theme of “Pure Water Design.” Click here to read more about deTour and DeX Tour.

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