50+20 Collaboratory Benches Exhibition

Students of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design recently formed teams with local rising designers to design a series of eight benches with the core theme of upcycling, echoing the "50+20 Agenda – Renewing Business Education in Asia" Conference on sustainability previously held on 16 & 17 July. The benches, which symbolise conversation and co-creation, provided seats to the conference participants and are now displayed at Jockey Club Innovation Tower, home of PolyU Design.

Students participated in this bench project came from the disciplines of Product Design, and Environment and Interior Design. They were tutored by the rising young design talents, Dorophy TangKaCaMa Design Lab, Monica Tsang and Studio MIRO. The eight benches were constructed from recycled and reclaimed materials like bamboos from construction sites, abandoned dim sum steamers, plastic bottles, unclaimed carpets after exhibitions, damaged tires, unwanted old VHS tapes, and old blackboards. The creations in representation of practicality and the philosophy of “50+20” extend an invitation to connect, to talk, and to share.

Locations of display:   7/F, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom
Enquiry:  2766 5454

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Tutor: Dorophy Tang
Design Team: Kwok Sze Man, Terri Lee, Nicole Mok, Carmen Yeung

Bench #1: Water Bottles Bench – Plastic Scaffolding

Bench #2: Water Bottles Bench – The Shell Of Plastics

Tutor: KaCaMa Design Lab
Design Team: Ray Cheung, Ranger Hui, Ivy Tai, Josie Wong
Bench #3:  Seesaw Bench

Bench #4:  Carpet Bench

Tutor: Monica Tsang
Design Team: Elvis Leung, Jolly Yan, William Kwan, Derek Leung
Bench #5: Blackboard Bench

Bench #6: VHS Tape


Tutor: Studio MIRO
Design Team: Elia Lai, Chloe Leung, Suiki Tang, Momi Wong

Bench #7: Bamboo Raft

Bench #8: Zhēnglóng