JUROR 2013

Freeman Lau

Kan & Lau Design

Vice-Chairman of Board of Directors
Hong Kong Design Centre

Secretary General
Hong Kong Federation of Design Association

(Hong Kong)

Being the Vice President of the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Design Centre as well as the Secretary General of Hong Kong Federation of Design Association, Freeman Lau dedicates much of his efforts to promote and enhance the design industry. He does not only engage in inter-city exchange programmes and projects actively, but also share his experiences and views over design through seminars and talks. Having been working as a designer for over 30 years, Freeman’s art works have a fine reputation and he has achieved over 300 awards with his art pieces. Watson’s water bottle was one of the most significant and renowned pieces he did. Besides, Freeman is also famous for his sculptures and public art pieces. They are collected by museums and galleries from all over the world, including Hong Kong, Japan, Beijing, Italy, Germany, Hawaii, and so on and so forth.

Freeman devotes himself to chair design and his “Chairplay” series has been invited for numerous exhibitions in recent years. In 2008, “Chairplay II” was exhibited in both the “China’s Space Soul - You•Xi” in the Yksi Expo, Designhuis and the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. In 2009, “Search ‘Mo’ Chair” was exhibited in Taiwan “X beyond O Calligraphy-Sign-Space” exhibition and his finest collections were exhibited at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Germany in the same year. Last year, Freeman was invited for a co-exhibition, “Chair Affection – Chairplay”, in which his latest Ming Intertwined edition was shown together with the chairs made by Mr. Zhu Xiaojie from Wenzhou.