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‘Collectible Design’ Asian Showcase at The Factory

Do you know collectible design when you see it? Head down to The Factory to see a selection of objects deemed collectible and accessible by The Artling and Pun + Projects.

  • Split Vase by Lim+Lu

  • Phan Lounge Chair and Stool by SSTEEL

  • De-dimension by Jongha Choi

  • Dysfunctional Characters by Claymen

  • Me-Mirror by Buzao



BY Narelle Yabuka

October 23rd, 2018


Emerging and established designers from around Asia – including some who have relocated further afield – are the focus of an exhibition running from 17 to 28 October 2018 at The Factory in Wong Chuk Hang.

Singapore-based online gallery and art consultancy The Artling teamed up with Yangon-based creative firm Pun + Projects to create the showcase, which features objects and furniture from 18 Asian creatives from ten countries.

 

 

The idea behind the exhibition is to showcase how collectible design can be accessible in terms of size and price. Included in the exhibition are a number of design and furniture pieces that are well suited to the scale of homes in Hong Kong.

Talenia Phua Gajardo, Founder & CEO of The Artling, hopes to reach a new audience through this exhibition – her first overseas show for The Artling. She says, “[We] look forward to continuing to collaborate with Pun + Projects on future editions, sharing unique design items with a broader community.”

 

Among the pieces are:

De-dimension by Jongha Choi (South Korea)

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A collapsible furniture series that can be hung on the wall as a 2D ‘image’. Choi wished to provide commentary on the dominance of ‘the image’ in our lives and De-dimension is his attempt to experience the image in a 3D manner.

 

Split Vase by Lim + Lu (Hong Kong)

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A fusion of forms in which two iconic Ming vases are cast as one hybrid object. This resulted from Lim + Lu’s exploration and examination of the history of making ceramic vases. Each piece is handmade and hand glazed.

 

Phan Lounge Chair and Stool by SSTEEL (Thailand)

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Laser cutting, folding and welding of steel sheets are some key processes used by SSTEEL to create furniture that verges on art pieces, yet retains an affordable price point.

 

View all the exhibited products in our image gallery:

 

The exhibition can be viewed Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm, at 202, The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Hong Kong. Check out the photo gallery from the opening night here.