Wan Chai is a unique spot in Hong Kong which features both the old and the new of the city. Organized by Hopewell Holdings Limited and the Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations, as well as the HK-SZ Design Biennale 2016, they have worked with 8 different local designers who have each created a special art seating for the public space.
These distinctive designs includes “Type-tattoo” by Wyan Yeung Li-shung, “Revolo” by Nick Gu, “Soil” by Derrick To, “Ridge” by Terry Chan, “Imprint”, “Knot” by Kenneth Sit, “Growing Crack” by Angus Yip, and “Card Bench” by Edmond Wong. By redefining the public seatings with elements such as Chinese characters, movable type printing copper plates, building materials, soil, knots, and cracks; they each comment upon the fast-changing district of Wan Chai, and also reminds us about the importance of the city’s traditional aspects while we embrace for new urban changes.
These functional chairs not only each represents a story of its own, they also change the street journey experience for any passerby. The seating are on exhibit on the ground floor of Hopewell Centre and Lee Tung Avenue until Mid-2017.