Hong Kong Interior Design Association December 2012
HKIDA Happenings

The Hong Kong Interior Design Association (“HKIDA”) had its annual gala dinner and presented the 10 categories of the 20th Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (“APIDA”) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22 Nov 2012.

Organized by the HKIDA, the APIDA has been a driving force for discovering and recognizing interior design talents in Asia Pacific in the past 20 years, and has become one of the most renowned and reputable industry awards. APIDA is adjudicated by local and international interior design masters in a fair and vigorous screening process, which is why the award is now a benchmark of achievement for many interior designers and is widely celebrated by top interior design brands.

This year, the APIDA received nearly 600 submissions including many overseas entries from countries such as Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. International projects have significantly increased this year, marking the success of the HKIDA in the promotion of professionalism in the Asia Pacific Interior Design, as well as showcasing the ever-enriching collaborations among professionals in the region.

APIDA’s honorary officiating guests, National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of HKSAR Member Mr. Timothy Fok, GBS, JP, and Director of Hong Kong Design Centre and Chairman of Intellectual Property Society Mrs Selina Chow, GBS, OBE, JP, along with HKIDA Chairman Kinney Chan and APIDA 2012 Chairlady Louisa Young   Guests of Honour and members of the HKIDA Executive Committee proposing a toast to the guests
APIDA Chairlady Louisa Young presented souvenir to the local judges including Michael Chan, Prof Patrick Lau SBS JP, William Lim and Antony Chan   The 2012 Executive Committee members of HKIDA and all the award winners
Winners received their honor in that great evening
About 400 guests in the industry attended the gala dinner
For details of award list, dinner photo gallery and the dinner booklet, please visit www.apida.hk
East Gathering - Hong Kong 2012

Tri-City (Hong Kong, Tokyo & Seoul) Interior Design Gathering

HKIDA was proud to have hosted the Hong Kong edition of East Gathering between 22-24 November, 2012. The event was a great success, drawing hundreds of people to the seminar and exhibition. In addition, the student design camp attracted interior design students from four main education institutions in Hong Kong as well as students from Japan and South Korea, who were mentored by professionals from all three regions on projects related to revitalizations of old buildings. The design camp not only allowed students to interact with their counterparts from other countries, but also learn from top industry professionals.

The delegation of Japan and the Mainland had a day tour on the Hong Kong heritage building and art centres
The opening ceremony of the East Gathering exhibition
East Gathering seminar was conducted by guest speakers Mr. Naoki Iijima (Japan), Mr. Tanijiri Makoto (Japan), Mr. Yoon Yongkwon (South Korea), Dr. Patrick Leung (Hong Kong), Mr. Akihito Fumita (Japan), Mr. Jun Bum-Jin (South Korea), and Mr. Michael Tsang (Hong Kong)
Students presented their creations and received the souvenirs
We look forward to upcoming East Gathering events in Tokyo and Seoul in 2013, and hope to meet our Japanese and Korean colleagues in their countries soon.

The HKIDA Members Directory 2013 titled “Living Room + Hong Kong Interior Design Association 2013” is launched.

The directory is an all-inclusive guide to present the best of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association. It enhances networking, strengthens business connections and keeps you in the know on all the happenings in and around HKIDA.  This year’s edition of the Members Directory is produced in the format of a hardcover design book with over 300 pages, and in addition to showcasing company portfolios and works, there is a special section called Living Room, which is a collection of forty residential interiors completed by HKIDA members.

Retail price: HK$380
Industry News

January 18-22, 2013
Venue: Paris Nord Villepinte

As usual, members of HKIDA will enjoy free entry ticket (normal price: 60 Euros) to MAISON&OBJET, a leading trade show in deluxe home fashion and creative interior decoration, held in Paris. It brings together over 3,000 exhibitors and 85,000 professional visitors, presents new collections of the most well-known brands in decoration and reveals the latest trends. A business lounge located at Hall 5B is dedicated to networking among interior design professionals and holds a series of events.

Please contact Edith Wong (tradefair@fccihk.com or 2294 7726) for information.