Hong Kong and Shenzhen Design Legacy and Beyond

Exhibition Introduction

Exhibition Introduction

The proposed exhibition and events are based on the design and development of Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and the cultural heritage spanning. Through the masterpieces of two masters - Dr. Kan and Master Han done over 40 years, the exhibition aims to bring young people and masters of different ages to meet and exchange in the new century. The completed designer's work is an most important reflection of design development and cooperation in Hong Kong and Shenzhen over the past 40 years. Invited designers from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and the Mainland will be asked to create a piece of new work for the exhibition in response to inspirations from the masters. 

This meaningful exhibition is a transcript of cultural heritage, and represents a cross-generational dialogue of Hong Kong and Shenzhen  as well as around the region that aspires to the continuing our creative spirit around the Greater Bay Area. It is also expected that the exhibition will lead the cooperation between many more cities.

The project is based on the Dr. Kan’s 70th Annual Exhibition. In conjunction with Shenzhen Design Week, the exhibition will be a major event that is a design legacy itself and more. 


Dr. Kan and Master Han will select 20-30 representative works and have a visual dialogue with the new creations of 20 representative works spanning four generations of designers to showcase the design development of Hong Kong and Shenzhen over the past 40 years; the display will also reflect the inheritance and crossing of culture between generations and the two cities.

Concurrent events include workshops, seminars and networking sessions to ensure the participants can have a chance to talk with each other so as to allow proactive knowledge exchange.

Hosted By:

Shenzhen Design Week and Global Design Award Organizing Committee


1. The Federation of Hong Kong Design Associations

2. Zetta Bridge (China) Creative Industries Development Ltd.

Co-organizer & Supporting Organization:

Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone



Online Exhibition:
22nd August – 26th September 2020 

Physical Exhibition:

29th August – 26th September 2020 

Supporting Activities:

5th - 19th September 2020 



Founded in 2000, Hong Kong Federation of Designers Limited was renamed The Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations Limited in 2004. In April 2011, The Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations Limited adopted its FHKDA abbreviation exclusively.

The Federation initiated the setup of a Design Centre in 2000, and at the Preparatory Meeting held in April 2001, the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee was Mr. Victor Lo. The Hong Kong Design Centre was then invited to one of the Members after its incorporation in 2001. Currently, FHKDA has a total of 29 members.

During the early years, The Federation has acted as a platform for the discussion of design, education, cultural policy and infrastructure development, providing room for expression of ideas and opinions from the industry to the government. Since 2011, FHKDA has taken on a more significant role in coordinating projects that foster collaborations of professionals in different sectors of design with other industries and partners in the economy. FHKDA focused its effort in facilitating inter-city exchange programmes and communication, as well as fostering collaborations between designers/brands from around the region.

FHKDA aims to consolidate the industry efforts in Hong Kong by building stronger relationships with key local professional bodies and design institutions, as well as those in around the region so as to ride on the national development strategy involving "One Belt One Road Initiative" and "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area", and strive to further strengthen the "Design Twin Cities" development for Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

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