[Cancelled] Public Lecture on "Emotional Spaces and Engaging Objects" by Ab Rogers


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ab Rogers lecture scheduled for today has to be cancelled. We have been assured that the lecture will be rescheduled when Mr. Rogers returns to Hong Kong.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

School of Design
30/4/2014 5:00 PM

Ab Rogers
Creative Director, Ab Rogers Design;
Head of Interior Design, School of Architecture, Royal College of Art

Ab Rogers is a London-based designer known for a wide-ranging practice informed by his lyrical imagination. In 2004, he founded Ab Rogers Design (ARD), now an established studio that plays with colour, materials and function to inject a sense of poetry, magic and wonder into the everyday world.

In May 2012 he was made Professor of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art following extensive teaching at Leeds Metropolitan University, Parsons Institute of Design in New York, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow and Eindhoven Design Academy, Netherlands.

ARD’s multifaceted work includes designing for hotels, restaurants, retail environments, domestic interiors, museum exhibitions, websites and brands; past clients include the Pompidou Centre, Tate Modern, Science Museum, the Australian Centre for Moving Image, Conde Nast, Pizza Express, Price Waterhouse Cooper and Parc1, a mixed-use development in Seoul. For a house in London, the studio conjured rainbow-coloured spiral staircases and playground slides linking one storey to the next. A Mayfair clothing shop - Emperor Moth - became a mirrored crystal cave in which automated mannequins slowly gyrate. Rogers even took on the staid Little Chef roadside eatery, giving every uniform and ceiling tile a playful new reason for existing.

A former cabinet-maker and sailor, Rogers earned his MA in design from the Royal College of Art, where he met Shona Kitchen, with whom he cofounded Kitchen Rogers Design (KRD) in 1997. Kitchen and Rogers' projects included the Comme des Garçons store in Paris, the Al-Ostoura luxury department store in Kuwait City, and the Michel Guillon flagship store in London.

Selected Link: www.abrogers.com

All are welcome.