Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the third edition of DesignInspire opens today and runs until Saturday (7 December) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), showcasing outstanding designs and novel ideas, as well as presenting the creativity of Hong Kong.
This year’s DesignInspire runs under the theme “Co-create Sustainable Cities”, aiming to promote the sustainable development of the urban and commercial environment, and pay heed to the importance of preserving aspects of traditional culture.
The three-day event brings together the latest designs and innovations from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Poland and the United Kingdom, including the 2.4-metre-tall Titan the Robot. This Transformer-like creation – a highlight exhibit from the UK – was made using advanced robotics technology and artificial intelligence, with its agility enabled by state-of-the-art joints and mechanisms. Titan the Robot will walk around the event space to interact with visitors.
The “Urbanovation 2019” pavilion at DesignInspire will highlight how innovation and technology merge with design and art to shape sustainable commercial development and an improved urban life. Innovative ideas and products will be introduced under three themes, namely “Business Solution”, “STEAM Education” and “Smart Living”. The design projects of 131 designers and 12 local institutions will be displayed in the pavilion, along with the “RetroInnovations” project which saw 26 young local design talents create a series of contemporary installations, paying tribute to the city’s cultural traditions by reinterpreting them.
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In addition, a series of InnoTalks will be organised to discuss the latest global design trends, including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) projects and interactive installations. The public are welcome to join the interactive events including design master talks, workshops and the Robot Boxing League competition. Visitors can also buy design products from a pop-up store at the event. DesignInspire is open to both trade and public visitors on all three days and is free of charge.
Date 5-7 December 2019 (Thursday-Saturday)
Venue Halls 3D & 3E, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Time 5-6 Dec: 9:30am-7pm; 7 Dec: 9:30am-6:30pm