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How can you design unique spatial xperiences to provoke your customers' senses

How can you make a balance between heritage and modernity in terms of art direction, brand management, interior & product design?

Macalister Mansion straddles two worlds, balancing heritage and modernity.
Macalister Mansion - Inspired by the historic context of the project's site and culture, the vision of Ministry of Design for Macalister Mansion straddles two worlds: balancing heritage and modernity. Colin will elaborate the design process behind the project, detailing how did the underlying narrative experience conceptualize and how it was applied to a host of design disciplines including interior design, product design, art direction and brand management. He will share the insights about certain aspects of context and history were playfully recast to create the contemporary narrative of Macalister Mansion.

Colin Seah
Founder - Director,
Ministry of Design Ptd Ltd.


How can you generate a sensory spatial experience engaging your customers in the restaurants?

Code Black - A cafe that create a sensory spatial experience that can engage customer
Code Black Coffee - A laboratory, a workshop and a hub for connoisseurs of the dark art and science of coffee. Its design delivers a stripped back, masculine, almost reverential ode to the coffee bean. Set in a re-purposed inner-city double fronted warehouse, Code Black accommodates a new roasting operation, the headquarters for the administration of the existing Cafenatics business, and a public coffee outlet. With Zwei’s designs heavily influenced by narrative, incorporating a transparency of operations at Code Black allowed visitors to be invited in to the complex realm of coffee.

Katherine Kemp & Hanna Richardson
Director, Architect
Zwei Interiors Architecture


How can you bring in the green element to retail and hospitality thro' spatial experience design?

The first LEED®Silver Certified hotel in Chicago by Gettys.
Hotel Felixchicago, Illinois - Gettys Architecture demonstrated the first LEED®Silver Certified hotel in Chicago. They transformed a pre-war building into a LEED® Silver Certified boutique property incorporating a unique design and wide-ranging environmental initiatives. Gettys revitalized building through the creation of new systems and solutions in heating, cooling, plumbing, electrics. Quality materials were sourced locally and low VOC paint and adhesives were insisted upon throughout the project journey.

Ariane Steinbeck
Managing Director & Principal,
Gettys Architecture


About HKDC

HKDC is a non-profit organisation with a public mission promoting design thinking and innovation leadership through building creative confidence across HK and Asia. Every year, we annually organise Business of Design Week (BODW) and Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) attracting over 1000 local and global participants at each event. Throughout the years of organising these events, our collaborators include Adeas, Aesop, Audi, Bang & Olufsen, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Electrolux, Hugo Boss, Lenovo, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz, Pandora, Porsche, Samsonite, Samsung Electronics, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and many more.
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