Saturday, May 17, 2014

#SpotDesign - "In Bed With Designers" Hong Kong

buyMeDesign's "In Bed With Designers" Hong Kong - Have you got your #FrenchKiss?
(photos: Binzento)
Hong Kong based company buyMeDesign discovers interntational emerging designers and rising stars, and provides them a platform to promote their innovative ideas and concepts. A vast selection of designers are represented by the company which includes talents from fashion, furniture designs, new techonology and even photography. 

As a part of promoting emerging talents, a weekend long pop-up event called "In Bed With Designers" was created by buyMeDesign to showcase newly its discovered rising stars. An interactive event, the 2nd annual "In Bed With Designers" was hosted within the intimate space of Mini Hotel at the Lang Gwai Fong district in Hong Kong.
The unique idea of "In Bed With Designers" features designers and their brands in different hotel rooms, where visitors can engage conversations with the designer and learn about the work and stories behind the inspiration. Visitors were also encouraged to vote their favorite designer throughout the weekend which the designer with the most votes wins the People's Choice Award. As a result the award went to the crowd's favorite, Dienastie, a Swedish eyewear brand.
A second award called the Spot Design Award was given to the best design decided by a panel of professional judges. Malin Ohlsson Jewellery had won the award for the designer's exquisite jewellery designs.

I had the honor to win the Spotter Award, given the committee liked my "spotter" photo of the #FrenchKiss ring by Shannnam that I'd taken at the event - "Thank you #SpotDesign!"

In particular, the designs that really inspired me personally was the bendable and mobile light fixtures and socks blanket by Keren Shiker and "dim sum" candles by Becandle. Keren Shiker took things that gave her comfort as a child and turned it into something that's both functional and playful. While Becandle creatively transformed a part of Hong Kong native culture into the light of joy of candles.
"In Bed With Designers" was one of the highlights of my return to Hong Kong - Thank you buyMeDesign for hosting such an enjoyable event supporting emerging talents and designers globally. If anyone is interested, be sure not to miss the next "In Bed With Designers" event happening in the fall in Taipei, Taiwan. For more info on buyMeDesign, please visit: http://www.buymedesign.com/


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