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HKIA Furniture Design Competition 2018


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Competition briefing shall be held:
Date: 24 July 2018, Tuesday
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: HKIA Premises, 19/F, One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay

Online Registration form for briefing




The HKIA Furniture Design Competition 2018 –
Designing for the compact living spaces

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects is organizing Furniture Design Competition again in July 2018. The furniture design competition aims to provoke innovation and re-definition of furniture pieces. It also provides a chance to manufacture the design of talented Architects into a prototype, and brings the joy of design to the public.
With the encouraging feedback from last year’s competition, the organizing committee – Young Members Committee is pleased to announce the details of this year’s competition. In respond to the compact living environment, this year’s brief asks for entries to create a multi-use table set with storage for the Hong Kong compact living spaces, aiming to bring accessibility and pleasure to the users.
The participants need to balance the bipolar tension of design aesthetics and functional performance of a family furniture. The piece should be well fitted into the local condition of congested homes, while remain as a masterpiece of design.
Three winning designs will be chosen for prototyping. A gala event cum public exhibition will be held in late 2018. In collaboration with NGOs (including Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Concern for Grassroots Livelihood Alliance, Society for Community Organization and St. James’ Settlement), the prototypes will be transferred to under-privileged families for their use after the exhibition, as part of the Institute’s manifesto of social responsibilities.
This year, the competition eligibility is extended to all types of HKIA members, including student and associate members to encourage youth participations and nurture the sense of community responsibility of these Architects-to-be.
The judging panel consists of six design experts lead by HKIA President – Mr. Marvin CHEN, the judging panel members are as follows:
Ms. Tris KEE – (Hong Kong Interior Design Association)
Mr. Eric TONG – (Eravolution)
Mr. Steve LEUNG – (Steve Leung Design Group Limited)
Mr. Eric YIM  – (Hong Kong Design Center)
Ms. May LEUNG – (Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association)
The competition will be launched in July 2018, the judging will be held in late August after the submission deadline on 15 August 2018. The selected three winning entries will be announced in September, following with the manufacturing of the prototypes. Guest lectures, prize presentation ceremony and exhibition will be at the end of the 2018. It has been a great pleasure to have the generous supports from the event main sponsor - Clement Shield (Security Specialist and Event Organizer) Limited.
The Hong Kong Institute of Architects wish to take this opportunity to promote design excellence, community care and social awareness of our living environment. Enquiry: HKIA Secretariat (tel: 2805 7085 | email:

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