As our bespoke designer sleepover approaches, we’d like to take a little time to thank all of our lovely partners getting involved with in Bed With Designers. As the first event of its kind in Hong Kong, buyMeDesign is pleased to have the support of a range of talented people from around the city and beyond sharing in the creation of this bespoke event.
We are very grateful to the Mini Hotel for co-hosting In bed With Designers. Charm, European-chic mixed with Hong-Kong cosy make it the perfect setting for In bed With Designers. Conveniently situated in the heart of Causeway Bay, Mini Hotel has easy access to the city’s business and pleasure hubs.
We are very pleased to announce the event’s partnership with MAISON&OBJET Asia, ahead of our collaboration to scout out rising design talents for the first Maison & Objet Asia in Singapore March 2014.
Belgian Spirit, who promote Belgian architecture, design and fashion in Asia through Business of Design Week 2013 in Hong Kong and other events, have ensured the best in Belgian Design talent will be staying at the hotel this week.
Art Map does an amazing job plotting and navigating creative hotspots in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan through a range of maps and magazines and we are pleased to be featured in their special Design Map 2013.
A special PechaKucha Night Hong Kong is being organized by ChowPourianLab on the Saturday night. PechaKucha Night was devised by Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo, as a networking event for designers – emerging and established professionals alike.
1 week-end, 3 floors, 50 designers: A brilliant chance to discover unique designs and visionary designers.
buyMeDesign are launching the first Hong Kong Designers’ Week by hosting a unique concept entitled In bed With Designers. The first event of its kind in Asia will feature:
Pop-up designer sleepover from November 30 to December 1. Talented designers from more than ten countries will come to Hong Kong to set up a cozy hotel room to showcase and sell their works with the rest of the city.
A boutique hotel showroom curated by buyMeDesign will begin its residence at the Mini Hotel over the weekend.
An evening of design on Saturday 30 November will include a media gathering and tour of designers’ rooms, our Design Talk and PechaKucha Night Hong Kong.
“buyMeDesign is passionate about discovering and revealing design gems and supporting emerging designers. We created this event to provide a platform to introduce innovative and creative designers to the expanding Asian market. In bed With Designers is the physical representation of our design curation and is the new destination in Hong Kong to discover, experience and interact with the latest global designs and designers.”
- Florence Giraudon, Founder of buyMeDesign
Across the weekend, buyMeDesign’s carefully curated designers will take over the Mini Hotel, creating a wonderland of design just ready for everyone to explore.This is a great chance to seek out and discover new designs and to get really hands on with the creations. Guests will, of course, have the unique opportunity to meet, chat, and even get into bed with designers!
A range of some of buyMeDesign’s favourite products from across the globe will be displayed in our own boutique showroom – which will be on display at the Mini Hotel long after the event has finished. Saturday’s evening of design is sure to be a real celebration. A guided tour will take media guests around the various showcasing designers’ rooms. This will be followed by Design Talk where some of the greatest global design minds will tackle the question “What is curation in Asia?” The evening will be rounded off with PechaKucha Night Hong Kong organized by ChowPourianLab.
Among many others to discover, Hubert Verstraeten will be showcasing his Bakelite brand of accessories Tamawa, Xavier Coenen will display his modular furniture and Studio Banana Things will be bringing the world famous Ostrich Pillow. For Design Talk, we will be welcoming international industrial designer Michael Young, Project Director of Hong Kong Design Centre, William To, and fashion, design and architecture blogger Wanderlister and more.