Hong Kong Paper Futures

Studio Florian and Christine x Studio Alison Chan

PMQ - Dec 2019


Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre & PMQ pop-up unit S505

Paper craft holds a cultural significance to Hong Kong, as many celebrations and ceremonies involve paper lanterns and the burning of paper offerings.

Using waste paper and collaborating with traditional paper lantern makers in Hong Kong, the designers incorporate craftsmanship into this modern installation. Paper comes in different qualities, textures and colors. A range of techniques are employed: weaving, layering and interlocking (mimicking the traditional techniques of bamboo scaffolding. This work demonstrates the beauty and simplicity of the Hong Kong heritage craft.


Studio Florian and Christine

Studio Florian and Christine is a multidisciplinary design studio, currently based in Hong Kong. Both designers are MA graduates from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Their expertise includes industrial design and fashion/ material innovation design. Their creation involves investigating sustainable materials and how they could be utilized for design-led social innovation.

Website studioflorianandchristine.com
Instagram @florianchristine_hk


Studio Alison Chan

Alison Chan is currently a registered architect in Hong Kong. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Hong Kong and Master’s in Media, Communications and Critical Practice from the University of the Arts London. Her designs focus on sparking joy and curiosity through spatial communication with the public. Among her recent projects is the installation titled “From Micro to Nano”, which was exhibited at the British Council’s SPARK 2019 in Tai Kwun.

Instagram @alijunye

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