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Designers Inspiration Trip 2020 Review

Networking and Gaining Insights from DESIGNERS INSPIRATION TRIP

The awarded products of the 8th Hong Kong Smart Design Awards (HKSDA) were showcased at Ambiente 2020 again in Frankfurt. Our delegation, 19 awarded designers of HKSDA 2019, were sponsored for an 8-day Inspiration Trip to Germany and the Netherlands.

HKSDA offers winning designers a chance to get inspirations from visiting overseas design studios, design academies and exhibitions. Let's take a look at what our Designers Inspiration Trip offered this year……

International Exhibitions


Spielwarenmesse - The international toy fair in Nuremberg brings along all key players in the toy industry and offers information about latest trends and innovations to designers.

Ambiente - Awarded designers presenting their winning designs to overseas potential clients personally at Ambiente.

Museums & Cultural Centre

Rijksmuseum - Designers were impressed by the vast collection of artifacts, sculptures and paintings at Rijksmuseum.

Kijk-Kubus - Let designers experience what life is like in a Cube House.

TENT - Designers learned about how artists transformed Rotterdam from ruins of war into a cultural capital.

Design Studio Visits

Moooi Studio - The guided tour offered an exclusive collection of Dutch timeless, contemporary home and houseware products.

Droog Studio - Designers had an insightful sharing session and a glance of its in-house installations.

Do not want to miss your turn to embark on an inspiring trip with your fellow designers? Join the next HKSDA!