Mr. Chan Po-fung and his creation “I Would Still Find You” (Materials: copper, broken jade bracelet, 75mm x 60mm x 70mm)


陳寶鋒先生的作品《如果他朝此生不可與你》(物料: 黃銅、玉手鐲,75mm x 60mm x 70mm)

Mr. Chan’s creative concept for this pair of bracelets: “If both our lives pulled us apart, I would still find you.”


作品是一對情侶手鐲

Mr. Chan attends the prize presentation ceremony in Guangzhou, China


陳寶鋒先生出席在廣州舉行的頒獎禮

Date: 25 Feb 2014 (Tuesday)

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Visual Arts alumnus wins Good Design of The Year Award at 2013 Chinese Design Awards

視覺藝術院校友奪中國設計獎(紅棉獎)年度大獎

Mr. Chan Po-fung, an Academy of Visual Arts alumnus, recently won the Good Design of The Year Award at the 2013 Chinese Design Awards for his jewellery creation I Would Still Find You.

Mr. Chan used copper and broken jade bracelets as materials for the work, which he considered a “re-creation” of traditional Chinese craftsmanship. He said owing to the fragility of jade, it is common to find jade artifacts with defects. Unfortunately broken jade artifacts are usually regarded as a bad omen in traditional Chinese culture. His concept was to transform the fragments and thus imbue them with value. The uniqueness of the pieces is irreplaceable – a pair is still a pair no matter what. Mr. Chan said, “Combining two into one, the original reappears. It sounds like a sad but beautiful story.”

From among the 874 submitted works, 86 works were selected as finalists. A total of 16 works were presented with Good Design of the Year Award in 2013.

視覺藝術院校友陳寶鋒先生最近憑著作品《如果他朝此生不可與你》獲頒發二零一三年中國設計獎(紅棉獎)年度大獎。

陳先生的作品以黃銅、玉手鐲為材料,他認為作品是傳統手藝的「再創造」。他表示,玉器易碎的特質令玉工藝品容易出現裂痕、瑕疵。在傳統概念中,破裂的玉器往往代表不好的兆頭,陳先生卻認為這可以是一個淒美的故事。他說﹕「碎片與碎片之間有著無可取代、『唯一』的關係,表現出『眾裡尋他』的意義。所以我嘗試以新角度思考玉器碎件的價值,將此變成一對兩者相互、唯一的情侶手鐲。」

在八百七十四件參選作品中,共八十六件作品入選提名獎,今屆只有十六件作品獲頒年度大獎。