The Local Design exhibit, set to happen yearly during Art Basel Hong Kong consists of an event founded and curated by Australian designer and stylist, Emma Elizabeth. Let’s find out a little more about this local exhibit currently happening at Hong Kong.
Emma Elizabeth founded Local Design four years ago with the main goal of creating a marketplace for Australian and Kiwi designers’ works. This event also usually takes place at other places in the world, and as a matter of fact, this initiative is also set to take place at this year’s edition of Milan Design Week. This initiative is included in the program of Art Basel Hong Kong 2019 and right now this event is taking place at Lane Crawford’s flagship store in Pacific Place as part of Art Basel. If you’ve ever been on a shopping spree around the city of Hong Kong, this name probably rang a bell on your head, right?
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Lane Crawford, the location of this exhibit, is also a big advantage in attracting people who live and love shopping trips. This is an area that stocks many prestige lifestyle brands like Alessi, Baccarat, L’Objet, and Mont Blanc.
This year Lane Crawford is hosting Local Design as part of the Creative Call Out program, an initiative that intends to discover emerging creative talent, especially from Australia and New Zeland. Eight up-and-coming Australians and Kiwis have been chosen to showcase in this event.
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One of these exhibitors is Volker Haug Studio, that will be showing a doorstop that doubles as a single-stem vase. The title of this work currently being presented during Art Basel Hong Kong 2019 is ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’.
Skeehan x Stellan is another name set to be there, presenting an armchair that was inspired by boat building, made from high-quality natural materials. Be sure to check these and other relevant artists during Art Basel Hong Kong 2019.