family connection through design


The project developed by the Hong Kong Design Institute is entitled "Home - Family Connection Through Design". It investigates alternative forms of inhabiting high-density megacities like Hong Honk: innovative ways of collective living, hybridization between life and work, houses shared by different generations of relatives. Federico Peri 's experience in the interior design of interiors and hybrid objects will be useful for students to develop complex and multifunctional projects. The partners of this project are TCL Multimedia Technology Holding Ltd and The Hong Kong Furniture and Decoration Association.


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Designer:Federico Peri

Federico Peri was born in Montebelluna (TV), Italy in 1983.
His early years, spent in close proximity to metal production, were the basis of his future design inspirations. After receiving his degree in Interior Design at IED Milan, he moved to Paris thanks to a scholarship to live in an artist's residence.

This period, filled with international influences, gave rise to his professional growth, impassioned by the great masters of design. On returning to Milan, he worked at Vudafieri Saverino Partners, where he specialized in concept and retail design.

In 2011 he started his own Interior Design studio, designing commercial and private spaces, while also collaborating with other companies as a creative consultant. Since April 2014, after a series of custom furniture, he produced a collection to express the spirit of his design philosophy; the fusion of historical and contemporary, by juxtaposing true materials with essential geometries.
Nilufar, an international design gallery based in Milan, represents his limited edition
products, including the lighting collection “Shapes”, nominated in 2016 for the German Design Awards.

Among the candidates as "best emerging designer" at the Milan Furniture Fair 2017 with the collection “Galerie” designed for FontanaArte and nominated for the “rising talent awards” at Maison&Object 2018 edition.

University:Hong Kong Design Institute

The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a leading design institution under the VTC Group. It provides high-quality education to cultivate knowledge and professionalism, nurturing emerging talents who underpin the creative industries in Hong Kong.
With years of experience in design education, HKDI brings together the strengths of its design departments – Architecture, Interior and Product Design, Communication Design, Digital Media and Fashion and Image Design – to provide over 20 design programmes. Highly flexible in articulation and advanced education, HKDI offers students a three-year university degree pathway from a Higher Diploma to one-year Bachelor degrees offered by reputable universities in the UK.

HKDI adopts a “think-and-do” approach through its contemporary curriculum and active collaborations with local and international academic and industry partners. Students are given opportunities to acquire hands-on experience and participate in global exchange programmes to expand their horizons while enhancing their creative thinking and social sensitivity.