ABOUT DESIGN SPECTRUM

Design Spectrum is a new initiative by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government). It aims to nurture local creative capital and to cultivate a flourishing design and design thinking culture within the community.

With the vision to generate demand for innovation and creativity and to expand the local market for creative industries by fostering new business opportunities, Design Spectrum is an ideal place to experience and learn to appreciate good design, exchange ideas and find new inspiration. It is also a good place for local residents in the neighbourhood to gather and enjoy a unique creative ambience.

Different thematic design exhibitions are curated and held regularly at Design Spectrum to showcase good designs from Hong Kong, other cities in the Greater Bay Area, ASEAN cities and other international partners. By displaying the creativity of designers and creative talent to the public and visitors, Design Spectrum enhances the overall creative atmosphere in the community and reinforces Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s creative capital.

Local creative talents and the general public can enrich their design knowledge by participating in Design Spectrum’s programmes such as design workshops, seminars and sharing sessions. Design Spectrum is also dedicated to supporting young design talents and startups by offering a platform for designers from HKDC’s programmes – namely Design For Asia (DFA) Awards*, Design Incubation Programme (DIP)* & Fashion Incubation Programme (FIP)* – and other partners to showcase their design works, gain market exposure and forge new partnerships with business community and the public.

*Sponsored by CreateHK

Design Spectrum @ 7 Mallory Street

Housed in the preserved cum revitalised cluster of 10 pre-war Grade 2 historic at 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai, the pilot initiative Design Spectrum @ 7 Mallory Street takes on the mission of promoting the appreciation of good design by showcasing the multifarious ways in which design can improve lives, bring communities together and transform businesses. Design Spectrum @ 7 Mallory Street covers floor area of 2,129 square feet, featuring a gallery at Rm 301, 303, 305, 307 on 3/F (1,346 square feet) for exhibitions and workshops, a design showcase at Shop 7 on G/F (376 square feet) and ancillary support & resources space at Shop 201 on 2/F (407 square feet).


About 7 Mallory Street

Established in July 2013, 7 Mallory Street is a preservation-revitalisation project of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), comprising a cluster of 10 pre-war Grade II historic buildings built in the 1910s. After refurbishment by the URA, prominent features of the project such as cantilevered balconies, tiled pitched roofs, timber French doors and internal timber staircases are retained and preserved. 7 Mallory Street also serves as a multi-functional community space for various community, cultural, art and design programmes to take place. 

ABOUT HONG KONG DESIGN CENTRE

Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is a non-governmental organisation, and was founded in 2001 as a strategic partner of the HKSAR Government in establishing Hong Kong as an international centre of design excellence in Asia. Our public mission is to promote wider and strategic use of design and design thinking to create business value and improve societal well-being, with the aim of advancing Hong Kong as an international design centre in the Greater Bay Area and in Asia.

HKDC’s flagship programmes include Business of Design Week (BODW; since 2002) – Asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and brands; DFA Awards (since 2003) – a well-recognised annual awards that celebrate outstanding designs with Asian perspectives; and Knowledge of Design Week (KODW; since 2006) – an annual thematic programme that gathers the global design community to explore how design can solve complex challenges of our society.

We also manage a Design Incubation Programme and Fashion Incubation Programme (since 2012 and 2016) – 2-year programmes to nurture future design and fashion entrepreneurs; and launched FASHION ASIA HONG KONG (since 2016) – an initiative combining conversations, interactions and cultural exchanges to position the city as an Asian hub for fashion trade and business development. Learn more about us at www.hkdesigncentre.org