Danish designers to be featured at Business of Design Week 2012

Business of Design Week 2012, Asia’s leading annual design event is back from the 3rd to 8th december, 2012 in Hongkong. And this year’s partner country is Denmark.

A string of Danish and international creative geniuses are expected to attend the week-long conference.

Among the top Danish designers scheduled for talks include Johannes Torpe (recently named Bang & Olufsen’s creative director), Jacob Holm (president of furniture studio Fritz Hansen), interdisciplinary architect Rosan Bosch (designer of LEGO PMD’s fanciful office), Eva Kruse (founder of the Danish Fashion Institute), Mads Ryder (CEO of porcelain house Royal Copenhagen), and graphics legend Bo Linnemann (founder of Kontrapunkt) who has contributed to the trademark look of international brands such as Carlsberg, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and IKEA.

Founders of Danish cross-disciplinary design studio KiBiSi are also ones of the speakers.

Other international design experts speaking include commercial art director Mirko Borsche from Germany, cutting-edge Japanese advertising director Masashi Kawamura (PARTY Creative Lab), tech start-up star Jeremy Fisher of Wander (USA), and rising Chinese architect Ma Yan-song responsible for the Absolute Towers in Toronto, nicknamed the ‘Marilyn Monroe Building’.

Organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) since 2002, the conference brings the best of the global design community to Hong Kong, offering a chance for design experts and executives to network and share innovations and ideas. The premier gathering also encourages industry and business to unleash the power of design by focusing on their vital relationship and complex interplay.

In addition to a three day forum, special events around the week include the popular Detour public exhibits and displays, the BrandAsia Forum, the Technology For Design seminar, and, this year, the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) Awards cum 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner. Topics covered over the conference include technology, heritage & culture, branding, education and product & fashion.

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