buymedesign.com is building partnerships with design schools, event organizations, reputable websites, designers, shops and brands across the world.
Via these partnerships, our aims are to:
- Educate the industry or the end consumer about the world of design in all shapes and forms.
- Find unique design pieces with the Spot Design community to develop promotion and sales.
We would also like to thank our great partners who are all helping us to build a stronger world of sustainable design and launch new talents.
We are constantly looking for new collaborations so if you run a great product design project don't hesitate to contact us: info(at)buymedesign.com
Cyberport is a creative digital community with a cluster of technology and digital content tenants. It is owned and managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. Buymedesign.com has been selected for the incubation programme strengthening high-growth ICT companies. www.cyberport.hk
Established in July 2000, InvestHK is the department for foreign direct investment, under the policy purview of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government
Business of Design Week (BODW) One of the most significant events on the international design calendar, BODW is Asia's leading annual event on design, innovation and brands organized by the Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002. Bringing the best of the global design world to Hong Kong, BODW has aimed to encourage businesses to unleash the power of design by focusing on the vital relationship and complex interplay between design and business.
In 2006, Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design was established as a non-profit and registered charity by a group of individuals from Hong Kong's design community committed to capturing the creative imagination of the public. The organization is funded in part by grants from the Hong Kong government, private donations and fundraising activities. The organization works with its sister organization, the Hong Kong Design Centre, towards the common goal of promoting design and culture while generating enthusiasm for creative ventures.
DETOUR, the annual flagship program of Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design (HKAoD) was first held in 2006 with an aim to showcase Hong Kong as a regional creative hub. The event features a plethora of inspiring designs from young and emerging creative talents. The event also engages the wider community and brings the entire city together to celebrate the synergy of local and international creative ventures. Spanning over two weeks, DETOUR encompasses some of the most original, bold and stimulating design ideas from Hong Kong and around the world. www.detour.hk
"Upcycling tl.mag" is a collaborative workshop between Belgium-based design quarterly tl.mag, Hong Kong PolyU School of Design and e-commerce buymedesign.com.
Ten design students from across the world worked on the process of converting past copies of the magazine into new materials and products of higher environmental value. Upcycling tl.mag is an itinerant exhibition with a selection of pieces that will be sold on buymedesign.com. Prototypes of the workshop were officially launched at Detour Hong Kong 2011.
ESAG Penninghen is a private establishment of higher education, accredited as such since 30 March 1953, registered at the French National Ministry of Education and Research. After 5 years of post-Baccalaureate studies, one of two European Master Level Degrees may be awarded: Degree in - Art Direction/Graphic Design‖ and Degree in - Interior Architecture/Design‖.
SDWorks is a design incubator at the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, founded by Dr Ernesto Spicciolato and Roger Ball.
It was created in response to witness student projects which often have great commercial potential but end when the course is completed. The purpose of SDWorks was to turn these works into reality. Together with the students, SDWorks helps to develop and refine their ideas into real world products.
They manufacture the designs on site at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Industrial Center or license to industrial partners. Profits are split between the University, the School of Design, teaching staff who worked on the projects, and the student designers. www.sdworks.sd.polyu.edu.hk
super–ette. From the Latin supera, above, and –ette, a French diminutive, super–ette is a super heroine of contemporary furniture dedicated to the preservation of appreciable, as well as functional design. Founded in 2010 in Luxemburg by Stéphanie Rollin, super-ette produces furniture and objects that it invents like just so many characters invited to an unknown house, gathered by the obviousness of the design, the poetry of the form and the quality of the finish. A communicative ambition entrusted to the most talented designers of their generation which object after object, defines the codes of a delicate and joyful style of life without any ostentation. www.super-ette.com
We are over the moon with designer Béatrix Li-Chin Loos’ eco design!
From Taïwan and German origins, Beatrix has been torn between her militant role in favour of ecology and her urge for artistic creation. She is the founder and designer of the craft and eco design brand Chut! collections. The designer products are made of re-use of scrap material to save natural resources and reduce carbon footprint.
Les M, designers, Céline Merhand and Anaïs Morel, brought together under the label ‘Les M,’ have worked together for four years. Graduates of the School of Fine Arts in Rennes, their degree projects were funded by VIA and presented at the gallery with the same name in 2007. After attracting attention the following year during the St Étienne International Design Biennial, their creations were presented at Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro as part of France in Brazil in 2009. Nominated for the Création de la ville de Paris Grand Prix in 2010, they exhibited at the Salon Maison & Objet in September, and went into partnership with the new firm Super-ette based in Luxembourg for the production of the Cocon armchair. www.lesm-designstudio.com
Alissia Melka-Teichroew, founder and creative director of byAMT Inc is a New World-Old World mash-up. Her products have been carried or manufactured worldwide by brands like Victoria & Albert Museum, Kikkerland, MoMa Store, Van Esch, and more. Over the years she has consulted for companies like Adidas, TRESPA, Functionals, as well as focussed on curating and co-curating,several successful Design exhibits, including: Bits 'n Pieces at Material Connexion (NY) and more. In the last decade, Alissia has exhibited work at the Salone del Mobile Milano, ICFF in New York, 100% Design Tokyo and Victoria & Albert Museum in London among others. In 2010 Alissia Melka-Teichroew started teaching as a visiting professor at Pratt Institute in New York. After several lectures at schools around the USA over the last years as well as being invited as a guest lecturer and critic at schools like RISD, Chicago Art Institute, Philadelphia University of the Arts and CCA among others.
_iLIVETOMORROW is a creative space dedicated to experimental design explorations, a lab for prospective and innovative collaborations with Designers, Artists, Architects and Manufacturers.
A collaborative project by _iLIVETOMORROW and buymedesign.com. For the First time in Hong Kong, _iLIVETOMORROW and buymedesign.com are proud to show a selection of new emerging Design Editions and designers from Europe, Asia and North America. This first exhibition reveals a transgression of the Design practice, Design standard and the process of fabrication. The selections showcase new industrial processes used to develop small design series that challenge the relationship between Craft and Industry.
Discover more and review all the objects exhibited.
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