Freeman Lau

Vice Chairman

Hong Kong

As Vice President of the board of directors, Hong Kong Design Centre as well as Secretary General of Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations, Freeman Lau dedicates much of his efforts to promote and enhance the design industry.  He actively engages in inter-city exchange programmes and projects, as well as shares his experience and views on design through seminars and talks.  Having worked as a designer for over 30 years, Freeman’s creative works have a fine reputation and he has received over 300 prestigious awards.  His Watson’s water bottle is one of Hong Kong’s most significant and renowned designs. Freeman is also famous for his sculptures and public art pieces.  They have been collected by museums and galleries from all around the world, including Hong Kong, Japan, Beijing, Italy, Germany, Hawaii, to name a few.

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