Design Trust Seed Grant


The Design Society’s Opening exhibition looks at how digitalisation is empowering design to shape diverse forms of innovation in China and beyond. Under this context, Stickyline would like to take the opportunity to step out of their previous practice through the additional integration of multimedia as well as participatory design. The design ambition is to present the digital data of light level in the Pearl River Delta cities, and therefore aims to raise the awareness towards our urban environment.

The experimentation would be a combination of parametric design, data visualization, multi-media application, and digital fabrication. The addition of communal input comes into play when the latter stage of the installation requires audience’s reflection, collaboration and creativity. Through initial workshops and discussion, they also contributes to the development of other design elements such as shape and colour in relation to their own social reflection, sharing and experimentation.

Graduates from the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in Industrial and Product Design, Soilworm Lai and Mic Leong are the co-founders of Stickyline, a design studio that creates things between art and design using paper as a medium. Lai and Leong, as a team, participated in the International Design Festival Berlin in 2013 and the Milan Design Week 2014 as one of the exhibitors of the “Hong Kong: Constant change” exhibition. Lai won the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award 2013 and worked at the Henrik Vibskov Studio in Copenhagen in 2014.