Hanoi Design. Now was the first locally focused product, interior, graphic and architectural design exhibition presented at the contemporary design studio Work Room Four in Hanoi. The event comprised of a design showroom open to public and professionals for a period of 3 weeks, as well as design awards and educational workshops.The designs on display were all created by artisans and designers working in Vietnam.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of the Hanoi Design. Now Awards where exemplary work and their creators were recognized for raising the bar of quality, nurturing innovation and inspiring fellow creators.
Not just a public event of interest or designers networking activity, the show aimed to create a platform for long-term dialogue and development of contemporary design in Vietnam extending the reach of development through international professional exchanges, workshops and lectures for the Hanoi design community.
Product – this category is broad and encompassed any product that humans use to navigate the world and live their lives. However, given space limitations we were selective. Examples for this category were; household items, fashion accessories, children’s toys, office and work utensils.
Architecture – entries into this category came with a physical architectural model of all or part of the design.
Interior – including product, graphic or architectural design but should in some way improve human interaction with interior surroundings. Work submitted was submitted with a physical interiors or components model, prototype or printed material for display.
Graphic – entrant’s work into this a category clearly fell into one of the following subcategories: Typography, Editorial, Branding or Advertising.
Beton (Benjamin Fossati / Paul Rabecq / Pierre Biard)
Dang Vu Viet Linh
Squared (Daniel Henneberry)
District Eight Design
Dô Hoàng Anh Dang
Lyse Drouain / Hoa Ban / Le fils de Thanh
Module 7 (Pham Kieu Phuc)
multiply (Nicolas Moser / Armand Devillard / Victor Diaz Ortega)
Nguyễn Hoàng Giang
Nguyen Thanh Phong
Penvus Leather Goods
Tran Duc Minh