Hong Kong Paper Futures | deTour 2019 | Design Inspire 2019

The project ‘Hong Kong Paper Future’ was conducted by Studio Florian and Christine x Studio Alison Chan. Commissioned by deTour 2019 and under the theme of  ‘NEW OLD, OLD NEW’, the project was approached by challenging what it means to innovate through heritage craft and exploring how old material, such as local waste paper, can be transformed into a new modern light installation. 

 

Papercraft holds a significant cultural identity to Hong Kong, as many ceremonies involve paper lanterns and the burning of paper offerings. Collaborating with a local papercraft master Au Yeung Ping Chi (Po Wah Paper Craft) we explored the combination of this heritage craft technique with exploring the possibilities of weaving paper into lighting design concepts.  

Exhibition | Installation

Designer: Alison Chan & Studio Florian and Christine

deTour 2019, PMQ Hong Kong 

Design Inspire 2019, Hong Kong

 

Craftsman Collaborators:

Au Yeung Ping Chi (Po Wah Paper Craft),

Kong Hing Kau (Metal)

November 2019 - January 2020

The project ‘Hong Kong Paper Future’ was conducted by Studio Florian and Christine x Studio Alison Chan. Commissioned by deTour 2019 and under the theme of  ‘NEW OLD, OLD NEW’, the project was approached by challenging what it means to innovate through heritage craft and exploring how old material, such as local waste paper, can be transformed into a new modern light installation. 

 

Papercraft holds a significant cultural identity to Hong Kong, as many ceremonies involve paper lanterns and the burning of paper offerings. Collaborating with a local papercraft master Au Yeung Ping Chi (Po Wah Paper Craft) we explored the combination of this heritage craft technique with exploring the possibilities of weaving paper into lighting design concepts.