An inspirational talk: Join our three presenters Joyce Wang, Dickson Yewn and Elaine Yan Ling Ng, as they talk about beauty and how they exhibit this in their creations. Explore the process they go through to create beautiful interiors and objects and the inspiration they get from the beauty that surrounds them in their everyday lives. Each designer will showcase their designs with case studies and photos of previous works. Not to be missed!
5.00pm – Doors open: meet teachers, see student projects, learn about Insight School courses
6.30pm-7.30pm - Presentations by Joyce Wang, Dickson Yewn and Elaine Yan Ling Ng
7.30pm - Q&A, drinks & networking
WIN - We'll be giving away 5 short courses to 5 lucky winners on the night (Each course is valued at $2850)
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Joyce Wang Studio, based in London and Hong Kong, specialises in luxury hospitality interior design with a select residential portfolio across the globe. Notable projects include the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (Los Angeles), The Landmark Mandarin Oriental (Hong Kong), Mott 32 (Hong Kong and Vancouver) with The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park recently reopened summer of 2019. Wang runs the two boutique sized studios concurrently. Her architectural approach to design and love of materials is rooted in her degrees in Architecture and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Later, she received her Masters at the Royal College of Art in London where interdisciplinary collaborations were to influence her work to come. JWS was most recently honoured by Dezeen's top 400 Designer Hot List and were finalists for the World Interior Festival in Berlin. Wang has spoken at international design platforms such as Maison & Objet, Business of Design Week and the World Interior Festival.
Having been featured in 8 solo fine arts exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions worldwide, Yewn is a rather unusual multimedia artist who began his artistic journey using both the photographic arts as well as traditional painting mediums. Now, 20 years later, his journey has found new expression in the unique form of 'Jewelry Art'. By presenting his unorthodox, jeweled, mini sculptures at contemporary art fairs around the world, Yewn opens the gates to jewelry art being recognised as a contemporary art medium, like photography has been in years past. In 2011, YEWN became the first contemporary Chinese luxury jewellery brand to be chosen by America's First Lady. Michelle Obama wore YEWN’s iconic Lattice Jadeite Ring when the American President hosted a dinner for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. In addition to publishing two monographs, "Photographs of Betrayal" and "Dickson Yewn No Man's Land", his artworks are collected by the Heritage Museum of Hong Kong and the City of Montpellier in France.
The Fabrick Lab brings together textiles, electronics, biomimicry, interiors and installations. Elaine is a British Chinese materialologist and a graduate of Central Saint Martins in London where she earned her MA Design in Textile Futures with distinction. She is a TED fellow and is globally recognized, having worked with international design companies such as Nissan Design Europe and Nokia Design Beijing with multiple design awards, including the Design Anthology "Emerging Designer Award ", the GGEF "Eco Innovator Award" and Swarovski "Designer of the Future Award". Her magical approach towards materials is recognised by some of the best in the field and has proven inspirational to many. ‘The Chinese designer creates materials that move and grow like trees – but faster.’ - Wired UK
Insight School of Interior Design
24/F, Federal Centre, 77 Sheung On Street, Chai Wan,
FREE ADMISSION - Seats are limited. Please register above.
Terrazzo nesting table designed by JWS
Interior of Mott 32 - contemporary Cantonese restaurant designed by JWS
Brilliant cut diamond, tsavorite and yellow sapphire set in 18K yellow gold with mother of pearl and African black walnut.
A Yewn-designed contemporary Chinese console table with detachable top
Elaine Yan Ling Ng
Dancing Phoenix, a site specific carpet, designed for Haw Par Music Farm Foundation
Close up of Dancing Phoenix, a hand tufted carpet in collaboration with Taiping Carpet and Design Trust