09.08.2015
DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA AND PRODUCT DESIGN CENTRE OF CANTON FAIR SIGN M.O.U. FOR THE CREATION OF PDC STATION IN GREECE


DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA and PDC signed a memorandum of understanding for the creation of the PDC Station in Greece in order to help the Greek Creatives promote their work in China. This agreement took place on Friday 3rd of July 2015 at FRESH Design Hotel. The event was under the auspices of the Hellenic Chinese Centre of Entrepreneurship.

 

PDC belongs to Canton Fair, the largest trade show in the world with more than 25,000 exhibitors and 200,000 attendees in each session. Canton Fair is owned by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.

 

During the event the leading Greek Platforms that promote Creativity, Entrepreneurship,Culture and Design DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA, QRATOR, LIVING POSTCARDS, THE GREEK FOUNDATION) presented their work to the Chinese Delegation. The opening remarks were addressed by the President of the Hellenic Chinese Centre of Entrepreneurship Mrs Aphroditi Bletas, the First Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Commerce and Finance and specialist of Greek German Relations Mr Yiannis Salavopoulos,  and the CEO and Founder of FORESIGHT Strategies and Communication and REPOWER GREECE Initiative Mr Alexandros Costopoulos.

 

Host of the night was Architect and Historian of Architecture, Stavros Martinos Editor in Chief of ARCHISEARCH.gr, academic director of ARKKI School of Architecture for Kids and Youth and consultant at DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA

 

The CEO of DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA Mr Vassilios Bartzokas, has presented his work in Asia and highlighted the importance for the creation of a collaboration culture as well as the need for extroversion for the Greek Creatives. He noted that it was very encouraging that for the first time all the platforms that promote Greek Creativity were gathered together in one event and were discussing about working together.

 

DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA is a private initiative that promotes people and agencies from the creative economy of Greece to  Asia and has participated until today to significant events such as Beijing Design Week, Business of Design Week in Hong Kong, Guangzhou Design Week, Canton Fair, Shenzhen Design Week and Hangzhou Design Week etc.

 

DESIGNLOBBY has created two printed editions in English and in Chinese about the work of its members and has presence in roadshows, netwoking and design events in Asia and Europe. Recently DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA signed MOUs with the HANGZHOU DESIGN WEEK as well as the  SHENZHEN DESIGN WEEK.

 

Video link with highlights from the event : https://vimeo.com/135750745

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25.10.2014
DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA SIGNS M.O.U WITH HANGZHOU ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN ASSOCIATION



A successful event took place at Fresh Design Hotel in Athens Greece, on October the 21st 2014 between members of the Hangzhou Architecture & Design Association and DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA platform members. 


DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA signed a MOU with the Hangzhou Architecture and design Association as well as with the Hangzhou Design Week. DL members Zege Architects, & A&M Architects signed MOU's as well and have had the possibility to give a tour to the Hangzhou Association in their offices, show them how they work and discuss the potential of cooperations for projects in China and Europe.

DL members, Architect Dimitris Karampatakis Founder of K-STUDIO, Photographer Louisa Nikolaidou of LOUISANIKOLAIDOU.COM, Architect Minas Kosmidis of MINAS KOSMIDIS ARCHITECTURE IN CONCEPT and Fanis Apatangelos from Kommigraphics, had the possibility to present case studies on Hotel & Restaurant Design, Architectural Photography and Web design for Architecture offices.

The event was under the auspices of the Embassy of Peoples Republic of China in Greece as well as the Hellenic Chinese Centre of Entrepreneurship and the Hellenic Institute of Architecture. 

DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA is a platform connects award winning creative talent from Greece in Asia since its establishment in February 2012 in Berlin, Germany.
 

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11.05.2014
ZEGE ARCHITECTS SIGN M.O.U. IN CHINA WITH YU QUIANG & PARTNERS



Zege Architecs signed a Memorandum of Understanding, through the efforts of DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA Agency and its director Mrs Anqi Jin Bouloukos, with the award winnnig Interior Design and Architecture Firm Yu Quiang & Partners

The event took place the 5th of May at the PP Design Gallery for their 3 Year Anniversary & Reopening Party in Shenzhen China.

Zege Architects presented THE MET HOTEL project through its founder Mrs Eleni Georgiadis. Other honorable guests were the following:

Moroso Asia-Pacific Director Valerio Vestri
Tom Dixon Asia District GM Antti Hirvinen
Vitra China Director Lim Mingtee
Foscarini Asia-Pacific Director Federico Muzio
Casalis GM Francis Vercaemst

The event was supported by the Greek Embassy of Guangzhou through the presense of Mr Kostas Kakioussis Consul General of Greece. Other top guests and speakers were the OCT Construction Company Group Leader and the founder Mr. Yuqiang.

The event was attended by Media, Developers, Associates, Collaborators of the group and VIP people.

About Yuqiang & Partners
The company was established by Mr. Yu Qiang in 1999. It was defined as “Interior Design Associate”. It comes to be a design platform of our professional interior designers working together. Our design concepts improve continuously, which is driven by information interaction, so that the team maintain is progressive, international outlook and design vitality.

A team of more than 70 persons are formed after ten years, which is full of excellent architects and designers from Mainland and overseas. Our company has another two teams, one is the furniture and accessories team led by the art director and another is engineering and technology team led by senior engineers. These two teams can meet the latter part of the implementation of the work; ensure the smooth realization of the design results.

After many years hard work, in order to improve the market competitiveness and provided better service to customs, we set up a service system, which covered design, engineering, decoration and global purchase.

Mr. Yu Qiang set up an interior design firm. Being the only winner from Chinese mainland in the 9th APSDA in 2001, Mr. Yu was also the first winner from Chinese mainland in APSDA history. The exhibition of his personal works was successfully held in He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen in 2002. Leading design team has won APIDA asia-pacific interior design awards in 2006, 2008 and 2010. 2010 UK Andrew Martin in international indoor design award yearbook

A silver medal winner in the 14th APSDA in 2006 and With a bachelor degree of environmental art design from Shandong University of Art and Design and a master degree of the same major from Chelsea College of Art and Design, Mr. Mao Hua worked in interior design field in Beijing and London and now is a chief designer working with YQ Interior Design.

http://www.yuqiang.com/en/project_buss.asp#

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15.04.2014
MATCHMAKING EVENT IN ATHENS WITH THE SHENZHEN ASSOCIATION OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS



Designlobby.asia and its COO in Shenzhen, China, Mrs Anqi Jin Bouloukos, have successfuly organized a matchmaking event in collaboration with the interior Designers Association of Shenzhen and operators of one of the leading on line creative platforms called A963.COM 

The event took place on Monday the 14th of April FRESH Design Hotel in the heart of Athens. More than 40 designers from China had the opportunity to meet with architects and interior designers members of Designlobby.asia platform presented their work in quick presentations. Among them who attended the eventprominent Architecture and Design practices such as ZEGE ARCHITECTS, A&M ARCHITECTS, AMK ARCHITECTS, TWO IS COMPANY, VIKELAS & ASSOCIATES, MINAS KOSMIDIS, MOB ARCHITECTS and others.

The project had the support of the Greek-Chinese Centre of entrepreneurship and the  Municipality of Athens and the Chinese Embassy in Greece. The event had the support of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture and the Greek Graphic Design Association.
 
DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA is a matchmaking platform that promotes and connects award winning creative talent from Europe in Asia. It represents creatives from various disciplines such as Interior Design, Architecture, Branding and Communication, Motion Design, Photography etc It is a group of more than 60 creative practices and 300 experts.
 
Shenzhen Association of Interior Designers is established with the approval of Shenzhen Bureau of Civil Affairs and Shenzhen Society of Science and Technology. It is a professional and non-profit social organization, comprising interior designers in Shenzhen
 
As a Class A association in Shenzhen, its purpose is to pull together all interior designers for promotion of academic research, design level, communication and cooperation among national and international interior designers; 

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17.03.2014
DIANE MANTOUVALOS NAMED BRAND SPOKESPERSON FOR DESIGNLOBBY IN THE USA


DESIGNLOBBY, a Berlin-based online collaborative representing 60 design agencies and 300 creatives throughout Europe, has tapped U.S. based Brand and Media Consultant Diane Mantouvalos to foray into the American market.
 
"After seeing Diane's work with the One Greece campaign, we sought out her fresh, creative thinking to develop a unique voice and big picture strategy to showcase our talent in the U.S.," said Design Lobby founder & ceo, Vassilios Bartzokas "We look forward to partnering on many projects globally."
 
The partnership has already produced its first collaboration: creating an interactive design experience for Liquid Art House (L.A.H.), an innovative gallery-restaurant hybrid opening in the landmark building "The Arlington" in Boston.
 
Award-winning design firm (and Design Lobby member) Bob Studio will capture L.A.H.'s signature "art hospitality" experience with a multi-platform "web-to-house" digital platform which integrates Clio Muse, a mobile app that merges storytelling and engagement with art appreciation.
 
"It is a privilege to join Design Lobby's ecosystem of some of the greatest creative talent in Europe," said Diane Mantouvalos. "These guys are at the top of their game, having worked for mega-brands like Google, Microsoft, Bugatti, Coca Cola and Nike, to name a few."
 
Design Lobby members collectively boast prestigious accolades including Red Dot Design Awards, European Design Awards, D&AD and Pentawards for their work in various disciplines such as Motion Design, Branding and Communication, Illustration, Art & Design Curation, Architecture and Interior Design, and Photography.

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09.01.2014
KOMMIGRAPHICS WINS ERMIS GOLD FOR DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA PLATFORM

Kommigraphics Design Studio awarded with a Golden Ermis for its work on DesignLobby.asia!
Kommigraphics Design Studio has been awarded with the Golden Ermis Award for its work on the online platform DesignLobby.asia at the Digital/ Websites.
DesignLobby.asia, the international matchmaker and guardian cluster of creatives, actively represents Award winning European Creatives from the fields of Product Design, Branding & Communication, Photography, Architecture, Interior Design, Web & Sound Design, Photography, Motion Design and the other creative fields.
Its online philosophy and platform has been designed to accommodate all of its members and at the same time it forms an easy, quick and creative tool for anyone that is interested to find out more about DesignLobby.asia
The online and mobile platform has been designed by Kommigraphics Desigh Studio (www.kommigraphics.com), which alongside with DesignLobby’s founders has tried to integrate the best possible navigation with its innovative & functional design.
Fanis Apatangelos Managing Director and co founder of Kommigraphics said: "We are very proud to have created such a tool, where design meets expertise, highlighting the importance of creative thinking in every business aspect. 
Kommigraphics Design Studio would like to thank DesignLobby.asia team & its CEO Mr Vassilios P Bartzokas, for their trust and Lab21 (www.lab21.gr) for its great cooperation at the development end. "

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16.10.2013
DESIGNLOBBY EXHIBITS AT CANTON FAIR OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2013

DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA will participate at the CANTON FAIR from October the 23rd until the October the 27th and will present the work of Award winning European Creatives from the fields of Product Design, Branding & Communication, Photography, Architecture, Interior Design, Web & Sound Design, Photography, Motion Design and the other creative fields it represents.

Featured Designer will be Spiros Kontakis who will also be present at the booth in order to meet and talk with producers and interested parties. During the show the new DESIGNLOBBY Portfolio Book will be presented to clients, friends and collaborators.

DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding, for representation of its interests in Guangzhou, by the CHINA FOREIGN TRADE, GUANGZHOU PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION with an option for extension of its Geographic area. 

DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA has the support and the auspices of the Greek Graphic Design Association, the Hellenic Institute of Architecture and the Greek Consulate of Guangzhou.

Visit our Book portfolio at ISSUU.COM/DESIGNLOBBY

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Desgin lobby news - EMPOWERING CREATIVE ECONOMY GREECE-CHINA
20.06.2013
EMPOWERING CREATIVE ECONOMY GREECE-CHINA

25.06.2013 | Ώρα 19.00 | Ίδρυμα Μιχάλη Κακογιάννη
 

Διοργάνωση/ Organization: DESIGNLOBBY & HELLENIC CHINESE CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

Ηοst: Aντζελα Καραγεώργου, Δημοσιογράφος, Γραφείο Πρωθυπουργού | Αngela Karageorgou, Press Officer, Prime Ministers Office in the Parliament

Δημόσιες Σχέσεις: Κα Ελένη Πλαβούκου, Δημοσιογράφος | Mrs Eleni Plavoukou  Journalist

Χαιρετισμός Κινέζου Eμπορικού Ακόλουθου ή Κινέζου Πρέσβη στην Ελλάδα | διάρκεια 3-5 λεπτά

Mr XieGeneral Manager Canton Fair Product Design & Trade Promotion Center, Promotion Department, General Manager China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Property Development Corporation | Creative Economy in China the role of good design & Branding in Chinese enterprises | διάρκεια max 10-18 λεπτά *

Aφροδίτη Μπλέτα.| European Patent Attorney, Πρόεδρος Ελληνοκινεζικού Κέντρου Επιχειρηματικότητας. Θέμα ομιλίας: « Η ιδιαίτερη ανάγκη προστασίας του branding στις αγορές της Ασίας και ειδικά της Κίνας»,

Mrs Aphrodite Bletas. European Patent Attorney, President the Hellenic-Chinese Center for Entrepreneurship. Speech Title: “Importance of Branding protection in Asian and Chinese markets’

Case Study: Korres Natural Products | K2 Design  Oμιλητές Γιάννης Κουρούδης & Γιώργος Κορρές*  | διάρκεια 15 λεπτά 

Yiannis Kouroudis |  Creative Director and Founder of K2design will deliver a talk about the success story of Korres Natural Products together with the ceo of the brand mr Giorgos Korres*

Talk of George Karayiannis Creative Director and Founding Partner of 2yolk Design Branding: The Soft Power of Brands! Nation Brand Experts have a long ago abandoned the term branding when they talk about the nation brands and the way nations chance the perception of the world towards them, and adopted a new term. Soft Power. Businesses/Brands competing in the global economy are trying to form the perception of people towards them through branding using it just as a set of communication tools and rules But is it enough in the era of brands transparency? It is time for brands to elevate their perception about branding and make it their Soft Power !

Δρ. Ρόνυ Γανιάρη, σύμβουλος δημοσίων σχέσεων Ομίλου Aldemar η οποία θα μιλήσει για την διαδρομή της πρωτοβουλίας του Ομίλου "SYMPOSSIO Greek gourmet touring". Μία συνεργική πλατφόρμα η οποία,  με όχημα τον ελληνικό γαστρονομικό πολιτισμό, συνδέει την ελληνική κουζίνα, τα προϊόντα και τον τουρισμό στην προοπτική  της σύνθεσης ενός  ισχυρού εξαγώγιμου προϊόντος της ελληνικής οικονομίας.

Αιμιλία Καντα, Διευθύνoυσα Σύμβουλος DESIGNLOBBY GREECE, Member & Design Ambassador DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA | Παρουσίαση πλατφόρμας DESIGNLOBBY GREECE & DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA διάρκεια 10 λεπτά 

Aimilia Kanta, Managing Director DESIGNLOBBY GREECE, Member & Design Ambassador of DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA

Speech: Presenting DESIGNLOBBY.ASIA Platform & DESIGNLOBBY GREECE Initiative and the role of Design Management for creatives. Duration of speech 10-18 minutes

 

Αιγίδες/Auspices:

Yπουργείο Ανάπτυξης, Ανταγωνιστικότητας, Υποδομών, Μεταφορών & Δικτύων

Υπουργείο Τουρισμού & Πολιτισμού

Ιnvest in Greece

Δήμος Αθηναίων | Municipality of Athens

Ενωση Γραφιστών Ελλάδας | Greek Graphic Design Association

 

Κοινό Επιχειρηματίες, startupers, vips, πρέσβεις, παράγοντες τουρισμού, designers, creatives

Visitors/Public: Entrepreneurs, Startupers, Vips, Ambassadors, Tourism key figures, designers, creatives

Coctail & Tasting of selected Greek Products will follow in collaboration with MR & MRS GREEK, HELEA OLIVE OIL and other award winning companies.

Θα ακολουθήσει coctail και γευσιγνωσία επιλεγμένων Ελληνικών Προϊόντων σε συνεργασία με τις εταιρίες FINEST ROOTS, MR & MRS GREEK, STORIES OF GREEK ORIGINS, ΗΕLEA, ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΤΑΥΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ και άλλες.

 

XOΡΗΓΟΙ ΕΠΙΛΕΓΜΕΝΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΩΝ ΠΡΟΪΟΝΤΩΝ

FINEST ROOTS

MR & MRS GREEK

STORIES OF GREEK ORIGINS

ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΤΑΥΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ

HELEA OLIVE OIL

 

MEDIA SPONSORS

SKAI TV

EMEA.gr

PATHFINDER

+DESIGN

ARCHISEARCH.gr

GTP (greek travel pages)

 

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Desgin lobby news - FACIL MUSIC ON BOARD
13.02.2013
FACIL MUSIC ON BOARD

We're FACIL, and WE CREATE MUSIC.

Sebastian Oliwa says about FACIL:
We are a music house, specialized in Original Music, Sound Design & Post-Production, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Our way of making music and designing sound sticks out by how we combine
creativity, technology and knowledge, in tandem with our clients creative and marketing needs, allowing the client to stand out from the rest.
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Desgin lobby news - OFFICE SPACES IN HONG KONG! Desgin lobby news - OFFICE SPACES IN HONG KONG!
17.12.2012
OFFICE SPACES IN HONG KONG!

INTERESTED TO HAVE YOUR OFFICE SPACE IN HONG KONG AT THE HUB WHERE DESIGN TAKES OFF ? 

DESIGNLOBBY has applied for a studio in Hong Kong Police Married Quarters, a Creatives Hub that will be ready for delivery by the end of 2013. Total area is 62m2 and it will host approximately 5 people each time. Interested members of Design Lobby who wish to have a permanent office space that they can use whenever they are in Hong Kong to meet clients, are free to declare their interest to buy time and space.

This project is under development so more information will follow soon. Memberships will be weekly, monthly and yearly. As our application is not yet finalized, we will get back to you as soon as we have the official confirmation, however we need to know if you are interested or not.

A few words about the PMQ Project

A group of
Enthusiastic
HKers . . .

After open invitation for proposals, the HKSAR Government announced a plan in November 2010 to preserve the former Police Married Quarters on Hollywood Road and transform the site into a landmark for the creative industries by a special purpose company set up by the Musketeers Education and Culture Charitable Foundation Ltd., in collaboration with the Hong Kong Design Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Design Institute of the Vocational Training Council.

We dream to:

establish PMQ as an ICON of Hong Kong creative industries that shines in the region;
showcase HK’s high quality brands and build success in the international market; and
elevate the appreciation of the values created by design and innovation

Our major task is to transform a historical compound and develop it into a unique hub of broad appeal to serve the evolving creative industries. To do this, we champion Enterprising Creativity (turning Creativity to Business) and nurture local create-preneurs and designers. Moreover, we promote appreciation of creativity to the community.
How we Finance

Running as a self-financing, non-profit-making social enterprise, we receive donation from the Musketeers Education and Culture Charitable Foundation Ltd., amounted to HK$100 million for the implementation of the project and future day-to-day operation of the revitalised Site.

Given the Government will finance the essential structural and building services works of the revitalization, we as the Operator need to spend around HK$57 million for renovation and interior decoration beyond the Government works, including the construction of the Underground Interpretation Area, air-conditioning, equipment & furniture for The Cube and communal space, etc.

To ensure PMQ’s stable and continuous operation, we need recurrent income to finance the project. Therefore, the rental of Restaurants & Shops and Studio Units is essential to support the operating expenditure for management, operation and maintenance of the revitalized Site.

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