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25 Jun - 27 Jun

Knowledge of Design Week 2024

By Localiiz Branded | 12 June 2024

Event Information

START DATE 25 Jun 2024
END DATE 27 Jun 2024
W Hong Kong, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon

Header image courtesy of Knowledge Of Design Week

Knowledge of Design Week (KODW)—Asia’s premier event on design knowledge exchange organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre—is returning to the city in June, promising to present innovative and visionary conversations from the field of design. Under the theme “Inter/Section: Crafting Tomorrow’s Design,” KODW welcomes leaders of diverse design disciplines to promote the exchange of ideas. 

Creators, artisans, and policymakers from all over the world are meeting at W Hong Kong on 25 and 26 June and at various off-site venues on 27 June for East-meets-West panel discussions, workshops, masterclasses, and networking events exploring the role and power of design in an evolving society. Each year, KODW is organised in partnership with a chosen country with a cutting-edge design industry—this year’s partner is France, showcasing its strong heritage and modern advances in craftsmanship and technology.

Photo: Knowledge Of Design Week


Among the speakers sharing their insights at KODW are Agence NC’s CEO Nathalie Crinière, C-Album’s founder and CEO Laurent Ungerer, Vector Architects’ founder and design principal Dong Gong, Alan Chan Design Company’s founder and creative director Alan Chan, Aesop’s director of global retail design Marianne Lardilleux, designer Lex Pott, France’s Les Arts Décoratifs CEO Sylvie Corréard, Monotype’s creative type director Emilios Theofanous, and many more leaders of the creativity and design worlds.

Photo: Knowledge Of Design Week


The three-day programme is packed with enlightening conversations. On the first day of the forum, the opening keynote “Scenography Unveiled: The Art of Inter/Section” will see Crinière sharing her experience in retail scenography. Attendees can join workshops such as “The Making of a Jewel” and “Fragrance and Hues: A Sensory Journey.” 

Thought-provoking talks and masterclasses such as “A Timeless Voyage: Crafting Notre Dame’s New Brand Identity,” “Crafting Aesthetics in Exhibition and Curation Design,” or “Preserving Craftsmanship: A ‘Glocal’ Perspective” tackle the essential topic of craftsmanship in design. L’École will also host a workshop and a masterclass centred around jewellery design at K11 Musea. You can explore the full programme here.

Photo: Knowledge Of Design Week


Purchase the Good Morning pass to enjoy all forums from 9.30 am till 1 pm on 25 and 26 June. If you are interested in meeting a creative, go for the Speaker set, inclusive of access to the forum for one day and to one workshop or masterclass of your choice. 

Currently, you can also get a 40 percent discount on one-day passes and three-day passes encompassing access to all forums on 25 and 26 June, a spot in two workshops of your choice, networking opportunities, and a complimentary one-year BODW+ membership!

The CEO dinner package gives you full access to the three-day forum and a seat at the exclusive design CEO dinner on 26 June. Choose your ticket package here.


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