8 July 2009
Green World Exhibition Opens at Design Gallery
Hong Kong Designers Showcase Smart, Environmentally Friendly Products
8 July 2009 – A group of environmentally conscious Hong Kong designers opened their Green World Exhibition today at the HKTDC Design Gallery. Breathing new life into discarded items, the designers have created a range of practical green products, which will be shown at Design Gallery's Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) location through 27 July.
The innovative products on display include a tabloid tote bag made from old newspapers, intricate bracelets and necklaces made from scrap paper, organic cotton clothing, energy-saving home appliances and more.
HKTDC Design Gallery Manager Frances Leung hopes that the green exhibition will help spread the message of green living and mindful consumption.
"Over the past year, the number of green products sold at Design Gallery has increased three times," said Ms Leung. "We hope to continue introducing products that are clean, recyclable and save energy. We're also looking for organic products that are well-designed and packaged in a way that is both simple and appealing to our customers," she said.
About Hong Kong Design Gallery
Design Gallery features more than 5,000 items crafted by 200 Hong Kong designers and brands. The offerings include: premium gifts; electronics products; household appliances; toys; watches; jewellery; and clothing and accessories. Designers collaborating with Design Gallery include: Alice Chan; b.wing; Carrie Chau, John Ho; and Lucy Shih; as well as brands Chocolate Rain; Giordano Concepts; GOD; Green G; Oregon Scientific; Viola; and Vtech.
Design Gallery offers a range of services, including: complimentary consignment, allowing designers to enter the retail market at low cost; gift procurement, responding to the budget and needs of businesses seeking suitable products; window showcase rental, allowing designers to showcase their products to international buyers; business matching, providing information on international designers and buyers to promote business cooperation.
The original Design Gallery is conveniently located at the HKCEC. A second Design Gallery retail outlet graces the Hong Kong International Airport's Departure Hall. A third Hong Kong outlet opens this month at the airport's restricted area. The first Design Gallery in the Chinese mainland opened late last month in Beijing's The Malls at the Oriental Plaza.
Hong Kong Design Gallery
Address: Level One, HKCEC, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Enquiries: (852) 2584 4146
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:
Victor George Paddy
Tel: (852) 2584 4517
About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 in the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, www.hktdc.com