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China

Asia Pacific Design Center
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Room 8526, No.687, Dongdaming Road
Shanghai
200080
 
China
T:
00862135322750

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Claude Berube
T:
60176160900

Member Profile

APDC is a Visionary Sustainable Design organization that aims at promoting the Creative Industry in all its facets. APDC promotes projects that are more profitable for business, people and the planet. Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC) is a Promotional member of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI), in the Interior Architecture/Design field. For its Awards, APDC invites the Creative Industry to present products and projects that, despite their different requirements, have adopted strategies to ensure that they have the desired sustainable effect on our environment. APDC is particularly sensitive to projects designed with little or no negative impact on the environment in material production, manufacturing processes, packaging and transportation, use and disposal or even its second scheduled life. This also goes along the line for products being used by interior designers in their projects. APDC is particularly sensitive to the fact that today’ sustainability is measured according to the impacts of products on the environment, it’s financial achievement and social suitability. We are aware that being sustainable is not an easy business when success is measured on the “Bottom Line”; now we are talking about a triple bottom line where not only the profit is measured in terms of “money” but where the social and environmental issues are evaluated in terms of “profit and lost”.  Environmental Sustainability  Social Sustainability  Financial Sustainability Sustainability therefore requires designers to understand the 3 main subdivisions that we believe will be the key to their success in the years to come in Asia. The professional practice of design starts with design education. However, education alone does not produce good design. No education institution will guaranty you a Creativity and Creative Thinking degree. Design Colleges and Universities are not necessarily planned to give students the insight into modern technological advances in design and industry. This one aspect where APDC can help achieves the ongoing emancipation of the members of the Creative Industry. Mr. Claude Bérubé is the founding president of APDC and a leading figure in the international design arena; he is a past president of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, an Honourable Member and past-president of the interior designers association of Quebec and the past-president of the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). He is also a past-president of the Industrial Design Association of Quebec. The Core Members of APDC include Chinese global excellent architects, interior designers and product designers who are active in Greater China, in the Asia Pacific region but also around the world as the APDC Award is open globally. APDC has several Chapters across China. To name a few of the most important one: Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Macau, Shiziazhuang….
Abbreviation or Acronym:
APDC
Year Founded:
2010
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
English
Beijing Design Week.,Co.Ltd
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A 11F Gehua Tower Qinglong Hutong Dongcheng District,Beijing
Beijing
,
Beijing
100007
 
China
T:
861084186060

Official Contact

Mr. Yudong Wang
T:
861084186060

ico-D Liaison

Ms. Claire Li Zhou
T:
861084186060

Member Profile

The Beijing Design Week (BJDW)is an annual citywide cultural event co-hosted by Chinese ministry of culture and Beijing Municipal People’s Government. The event will last two weeks, and overlap the National Day Holiday(1st—7th October) of China every year. Attracting over 2,000 designers, institution representatives and industry experts, over 5 million visitors(person-time), and more than 100 accredited news media in attendance every year, BJDW has become the largest and most influential platform in Asia for display, promotion, exchange and trading of creative designs.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
BJDW
Year Founded:
2009
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
English
Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association
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Room 102, 4th Building, E-Hub, Qianhai
Shenzhen
,
Guangdong
518054
 
China
T:
8675566619298

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Ting Xu
T:
8613510032145

Communications Manager

Ms. Dini Wang
T:
8613632819933

Member Profile

(SDPA) is a semi-official and non-profit body commissioned by Shenzhen municipal government to promote the “City of Design” programme. City of Design is part of the Creative Cities Network (CCN) programme launched by UNESCO in 2004 composed of seven categories including design, literature, film, music, gastronomy, media arts and crafts and folk arts. SDPA is the focal point for this UCCN programme to maintains liaison between UNESCO and the Creative Cities around the world. Other missions of SDPA include planning and executing major design projects such as the Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SZ+DAY), consolidating different design forces and resources in Shenzhen for the benefit of the design community and the city as a whole, (e.g. branding Shenzhen designs and the city itself), enhancing the exchange and cooperation in the creative sectors between Shenzhen and other cities around the world, facilitating design education and student exchange programmes etc.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
SDPA
Year Founded:
2015
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
English
Zhejiang Modern Intelligence and Manufacturing Promotion Center
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Room 201, Buiiding 11, Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art, No.352 Xiangshan Road, Xihu District
Hangzhou
,
Zhejiang Province
310024
 
China
T:
86057187200197

ico-D Liaison

Mrs. Na Xiong
T:
86057187200197

International Affairs

Ms. Jingyi Guo
T:
8618758248060

Member Profile

      Center (MIMP) is a civil non-profit organization organized by China Academy of Art (CAA), registered in Civil Affairs Bureau of Zhejiang Province on February 5, 2016. It is established as an operational entity mainly for holding each session of Design Intelligence Award (DIA) with relevant activities including launch conference, evaluation processes, exhibitions and award ceremony, as well as providing services as research project, consultancy, social training, design conferences and exhibitions, information communication services,etc.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
MIMP
Year Founded:
2016
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
English

Cuba

Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau
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Muralla 63, La Habana Vieja
La Habana
10100
 
Cuba
T:
8666585

Director

Mr. Víctor Casaus
T:
535 2941090

Member Profile

El Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau es una institución independiente, sin fines de lucrativos, que ha creado programas y espacios de difusión y debate relacionados con la memoria, la historia oral, el testimonio, las artes plásticas, la nueva trova cubana, el arte digital, el diseño gráfico, inspirados en el legado histórico y literario de Pablo de la Torriente Brau y apoyándose en las nuevas tecnologías de comunicación y creación artística. El Centro Pablo nuclea una comunidad de diseñadores gráficos que han participado en concursos, exposiciones, talleres desde hace una década. El Centro ha organizado desde hace once años los Salones de Arte Digital, estrechamente ligados al trabajo de los diseñadores gráficos. El Centro ha organizado concursos y exposiciones sobre temas culturales afines a sus programas de trabajo: memoria, nueva trova cubana, arte digital. Ha desarrollado también el programa Compartiendo sueños/Sharing Dreams, en el que participaron diseñadores gráficos de Cuba y Estados Unidos y ha organizado muestras de ese proyecto conjunto en Cuba y ciudades de Estados Unidos, España y Argentina.
Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau is an independent, non-profit organisation that creates programs and opportunities for dissemination and discussion related to memory, oral history, testimony, visual arts, the Cuban nueva trova, digital art, graphic design, inspired by historical and literary legacy of Pablo de la Torriente Brau and using new technologies of communication and artistic creation. Centro Pablo gathers a community of graphic designers who have participated in competitions, exhibitions, workshops for a decade. The Centre has organised the Salon de Arte Digital for 11 years, closely linked to the work of graphic designers. The Center has organised competitions and exhibitions on cultural issues related to their work programs, memory, Cuban nueva trova, digital art. The program has also developed Compartiendo sueños / Sharing Dreams, which includes graphic designers from Cuba and the United States and has been shown in Cuba and US cities, Spain and Argentina.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
CPTB
Year Founded:
1996
Language of Operations:
Spanish
Other Language:
English

Germany

iF International Forum Design GmbH
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Bahnhofstrasse 8
Hannover
30159
 
Germany
T:
511-54224-0

CEO

Mr. Ralph Wiegmann

ico-D Liaison

Mrs. Gabriele Bertemann
T:
51154224202

Member Profile

Since 1953 iF has been a capable and reputable provider of design services at the interface of design and economy. It is our aim to strengthen public awareness of design. To achieve this, we take great care in extending the communication network that we have built through our designoriented activities over the years. With our iF awards we have become one of largest and most respected design centers in the world. The iF logo, which is given to the winners of our competitions, has become an internationally acknowledged symbol of outstanding design. It serves as a beacon for design-interested audiences in the global economies. However, our team not only organizes the iF competitions: under the label "organized by iF" we also manage third party projects and offer our multi-faceted know-how in the areas of competition design and management and in all questions related to design and economic issues. The iF profile For more than fifty years, iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. has been located in the grounds of the Messe Hannover in Germany. A result of the 1953 "Sonderschau formgerechter Industrieerzeugnisse", the iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. was complemented in 2001 by the iF International Forum Design GmbH, which is responsible for all areas of business, and particularly for the renowned iF competitions.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
iF
Year Founded:
2011
Language of Operations:
German
Other Language:
English

Hong Kong SAR

Hong Kong Design Centre
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1/F Innocentre
72 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong SAR
T:
25228688

Executive Director

Dr. Edmund Lee
T:
2522 8688

Senior Project Executive

Ms. Lydia Cheng

Member Profile

Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is a non-profit organisation and a strategic partner of the HKSAR Government in establishing Hong Kong as a centre of design excellence in Asia. Since 2001, HKDC has been on a public mission to use design and innovation to drive value creation and improve the well-being of society in the following directions: (i) CONNECT - connecting all industry doers and thinkers, fostering exchange and collaborations among designers, businesses and academia; (ii) CELEBRATE - celebrating talents and good designs that improve quality of life, address social innovation and preserve cultural heritage; (iii) NUTURE - nurturing creativity and entrepreneurship among students, budding design-preneurs and design-driven start-ups; (iv) ADVANCE - advancing expertise and knowledge to promote innovation and growth within Hong Kong’s design community; and (v) ENGAGE - engaging the society by sharing industry news, knowledge and insights with the press as well as the public. HKDC’s flagship programmes include Business of Design Week (since 2002) – Asia’s leading annual conference and event on Design, Innovation and Brands; DFA Awards (since 2003) – the most recognized design awards from an Asia perspective; Design Incubation Programme (since 2012) and Fashion Incubation Programme (since 2017) – 2-year incubation programmes to nurture future design and fashion entrepreneurs; FASHION ASIA HONGKONG (since 2016) – an initiative combining conversations, interactions and cultural exchanges to energise the city’s image, and positioning it as an Asian hub for fashion trade and business development; Knowledge of Design Week (since 2006) – an annual thematic design knowledge sharing platform on how design can solve complex challenges of our society. For more details about our works, please visit: www.hkdesigncentre.org
Abbreviation or Acronym:
HKDC
Year Founded:
2001
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
English

Japan

Japan Institute of Design Promotion
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5th floor, Midtown Tower
9-7-1 Akasaka
Minato-ku
,
Tokyo
107-6205
 
Japan
T:
367433777

Manager, International Relations

Ms. Makiko Tsumura
T:
367433777

Manager, International Relations

Ms. Makiko Tsumura
T:
367433777

Member Profile

Founded in 1969 as the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, on the basis of a report submitted by the Design Council of the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry, the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) was created on 1 June 2011 – indicating its fresh start as the sole comprehensive design promotion center in Japan. JDP continues to play a key role in formulation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the creative industries in Japan, partnering with industry, government and the creative community. JDP also works closely with the Japanese government to formulate the national design policy. As Japan's comprehensive design promotion body, JDP is a multi-disciplinary institution with a vast network of design-related organisations from the private as well as public sectors and over 15 000 companies, including SMEs, across the Asian region. The scope of JDP's activities include: Good Design Award Good Design Award is a comprehensive program for the evaluation and encouragement of design. This award system was originally born in 1957 and since 1998, it has been executed by Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) as organiser and given to approximately 37 000 outstanding designs all over the world. Design News Launched on 1 June 2011, "Design News" is a new media to promote information regarding design from inside and outside Japan and to play a role as the archive of Japanese design. Tokyo Midtown Design Hub The design networking stronghold to connect people, business, knowledge, etc. thorough design. It was established in April 2007 and functions as a space for exhibition, seminars and workshop. Reconstruction Support Design Center As of 1 June 1 2011, the Center will focus on projects supporting the reconstruction of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster area that:
  1. build up the design with a changed sense of value through the earthquake disaster and research to develop social awareness through the design;
  2. provide the opportunity for the output of the designers in disaster area; and
  3. support activities for designers in the disaster area by the designers in non-disaster area.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
JDP
Year Founded:
1969
Language of Operations:
Japanese
Other Language:
English

Malaysia

MALAYSIA DESIGN COUNCIL
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LEVEL 12 (WEST WING) MENARA MATRADE,
JALAN KHIDMAT USAHA OFF JALAN DUTA
KUALA LUMPUR
,
WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN
50480
 
Malaysia
T:
62030030

Chairman

Dr. Ahmad Zainuddin

Senior General Manager

Mrs. Futom Shikh Jaafar
T:
62030030

Member Profile

Malaysia Design Council (MRM) was established in 1994, when the Government was steering the country towards Vision 2020. The Design Council is the national strategic body for design in Malaysia and is part of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). The mission of MRM is to turn Malaysia into one of the global player where arts and design innovation drives economic growth and societal wellbeing. As such, MRM promotes and encourages the adoption of good design within the government, education and industrial sector, and nurtures the climate of co-creation and innovation through design - ensuring national agenda aspiring innovation as a culture within Malaysian society into reality, thus becoming the high income nation. Malaysia Design Council is the leader and coordinator of design activities in order to enhance the competitiveness of Malaysian manufactured products in the local and international markets and at the same time, spearheading the country through good design.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
MRM
Year Founded:
1993
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Malay

Singapore

DesignSingapore Council (Ministry of Communications and Information)
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111 Middle Road, National Design Centre
Singapore
,
Singapore
188969
 
Singapore
T:
6563333737

Executive Director

Mr. Mark Wee

Assistant Manager

Ms. Flora Toh

Director, Special Projects

Ms. Piah Choo Yeo

Member Profile

The ingapore Council was established in 2003 to help develop the nation’s design sector. This follows from the Economic Review Committee’s report which identified the creative industry as one of the three new sectors (including education and healthcare) for economic growth. The vision of the DesignSingapore Council is for design to differentiate Singapore from global competition. As the national agency for design, the Council’s mission is to develop the design sector, and to help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, as well as to make life better. The DesignSingapore Council is part of the Ministry of Communications and Information. The DesignSingapore Council also oversees the programming of the National Design Centre (NDC). The NDC supports the Council’s efforts to enhance the vibrancy of the design ecosystem as well as catalyse industry collaborations and business opportunities for innovation and growth.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
Dsg
Year Founded:
2003
Language of Operations:
English (UK)

South Africa

SABS Design Institute
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1 Dr Lategan Road, Groenkloof
Pretoria
,
Gauteng
0001
 
South Africa
T:
12 428 6326

Group Manager

Mr. Gavin Mageni

Stakeholder management

Ms. Esmé Kruger
T:
12 428 6332

Member Profile

The Design Institute is focused on unlocking socio-economic value for South Africa through design. South Africa needs a design community that is responsive to the needs identified by the national economic and industrial growth policies. The power of design has to be marshalled to contribute meaningfully to the national challenges of high unemployment, poverty and inequality in the country. The SABS Design Institute is the official national design promotion body of South Africa with the mission to be a centre of knowledge and a catalyst for the delivery of design. It acts as a national change agent that creates socio-economic value. The Design Institute actively responds to the country's need for design capability which effectively translates research, development and invention into sustainable economic opportunities and market successes. The first steps towards establishing the Design Institute were taken in the 1950s and 1960s, aiming to stimulate the steadily developing manufacturing industry in South Africa. Since 1969 the Institute has been the driving force behind product design promotion in the country. Today the Institute's focus is aligned to address current national priorities - facilitating design support and design capacity building, while creating a general awareness of the value-add quality of design.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
SABS DI
Year Founded:
1967
Language of Operations:
English

South Korea

Korea Craft and Design Foundation
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Contact Info

Yulgok-ro 53, Haeyoung bldg. 5F, Jongno-gu
Seoul
110-240
 
South Korea
T:
8223987900

Director

Mr. Bonghyun Choi

Researcher

Ms. Hyonsuk Chung

Member Profile

Korea Crafts and Design Foundation(KCDF) as a promotional institution of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, is carrying forward various businesses including research and publishing, education, exhibition and domestic/overseas cooperation to establish the policies and develop public design culture. We know well the value of crafts handed down for a long time along with our culture. In addition, the design of Korea is now being acknowledged to the world. At this time,if we strengthen the cultural value of our precious crafts and the public characteristics of design, our cultural competence shall be diversified and be able to cope with the world.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
KCDF
Year Founded:
2010
Language of Operations:
Korean
Other Language:
English
Korea Institute of Design Promotion
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Global Business Team
Korea Design Center Bldg
322 Yanghyunro Bundang-gu
Seongnam-si
,
Gyeonggi-do
463-954
 
South Korea
T:
317802155

President

Mr. Yongbin Jeong
T:
317802003

Head, Global Business Team

Mr. Jeongman Song
T:
31 780 2155

Member Profile

The Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) is the only design body in Korea to plan and implement national design policies and strategies. Affiliated to the Ministery of Knowledge Economy, KIDP aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the Korean design industry. Among the major functions of KIDP are supporting the design industry and designers, improving design edcuation & training, promoting Korean design both nationally and abroad, building design infrastructure and raising design awareness across the nation.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
KIDP
Year Founded:
1970
Language of Operations:
Korean
Other Language:
English

Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)

China Productivity Center
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2nd Fl., NO.79, Sec. 1, Hsin-Tai-Wu Road
Hsichih
Taipei Hsien
221
 
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
T:
0226982989

Mr. Calven H. H. Chiu
T:
886226982989

Creative Innovation Division - Creative Service Promotion Team

Ms. Linna Chang
T:
886227892000

Creative Innovation Division - Creative Service Promotion Team

Ms. Debby Chen
T:
886226982989
2999

Member Profile

Established in 1955, the (CPC) was organised by fifty public and private commercial and industrial businesses. CPC has combined innovative concept elements and its own ample business management force to integrate marketing modules and mechanisms with consultation to help Taiwan's creative industry to grow, connect innovative products to the market, promote marketing and to substantiate new business opportunities and profitable operations.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
CPC
Year Founded:
1955
Language of Operations:
Chinese