To mark Lunar New Year 2024, which will be celebrated from 1 to 24 February 2024 in the department store under the sign of the dragon – a mystical symbol embodying prosperity, power and hope in Chinese culture – and the 60 years of diplomatic relations between France and the People’s Republic of China, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann is hosting the exhibition DesignInspire in Motion, with the support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels (HKETO) and coordinated by Maison&Objet.
In 2024, Maison&Objet, a long-standing partner of Galeries Lafayette, will be working closely with Hong Kong to promote design in Asia and Europe.
At the 2024 edition of the show, an exhibition showcasing 18 talents from the PMQ incubator was presented to design professionals.To share Hong Kong’s creativity with as many people as possible, Galeries Lafayette has decided to extend this initiative with a new exhibition, this time produced by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
Designed to promote Hong Kong’s creative excellence, this exhibition, whose theme is “design through heritage”, was first presented in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Tokyo before arriving in Paris, offering designers and start-ups great visibility and the opportunity to explore international collaborations.
The creative dynamism of 6 designers inspired by everyday urban life in Hong Kong is on display in the Department Store:
O&O Studio :
co-founded in 2018 by Eric Chan and Suzanne Li, two architects registered with the ARB (Architects Registration Board) who have won more than 30 international awards.
Kinyan Lam :
with a master’s degree from the London College of Fashion, the artist continues to work with vegetable dyes and is committed to reintroducing craftsmanship into the industry
Chan Hei Shing :
artistic director of Hei Shing Book Design, a studio founded in 2016 specialising in editorial design, the world-renowned artist is also a lecturer at the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Dylan Kwok :
a culturalist creator and storyteller, he has been awarded the prize for the best master’s thesis, the title of Hong Kong Young Talent and the Certificate of Commendation from the Hong Kong Home Office.
founded in 2019 by Hong Kong designers Phyllis Chan and Susanna Chung. Committed to responsible design and production, YanYan offers pieces made with quality material scraps from factories, as well as carefully selected virgin materials.
Studio Nous :
Established in 2021, Studio Nous is a Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary design studio run by founders and partners Allan Fan and Poe Cheung.
The exhibition also showcases the artwork of Pen So, a Hong Kong-based comic book artist, with six black-and-white drawings portraying scenes from Hong Kong streets. These pieces are included in the traveling exhibition titled “In the Land of Travelers, Hong Kong’s Urban Landscape,” organized by the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
From 31 January to 26 February 2024, visitors to Galeries Lafayette can discover theDesignInspire in Motion exhibition on the 3rd floor of the Menswear building.
Man store – 3 floor