Lifetime Achievement Award: Webinar with Mr Tony Chi
IDCS ◆ PDP
31 May 2023 (Wed)
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Online via Zoom
Mr Tony Chi is a Design Legend, bringing to Asia some of the most celebrated and inspiring hospitality projects such as the Rosewood Hotel in Hong Kong and London, the Park Hyatt Kyoto and the Andaz Tokyo. IDCS is delighted to host this momentous LIVE webinar with Mr Tony Chi who will be sharing a behind the scenes, Designer’s perspective of the iconic Rosewood Hotel, Hong Kong and taking us on his journey on how he became one of the most acclaimed Hospitality Designers in the world, both past and present.
So if you are a budding Designer, if you have ever read or followed Tony Chi’s works or flown to see any of his projects, why not hear from Mr Tony Chi directly himself by joining IDCS and Mr Tony Chi for the Tony Chi Lifetime Achievement Award Webinar on Wed 31st May 2023 at 7.00pm SGT.
7.00pm – Introduction
7.02pm – Presentation on the Rosewood Hongkong: Behind the scenes Designer’s perspective
7.15pm – Hospitality Design: Journey on how Mr Tony Chi become one of the most acclaimed Hospitality Designers in the world
7.40pm – Question & Answer Time
8.00pm – End of Evening
About Tony Chi
Born in the late 50s, Tony Chi was born into the aftermath of war and turmoil but a witness to a turning page in history. Everything came to a head during the winter of 1965 as it was then his family decided to leave everything they knew to pursue the American dream.
He was 7 years old when he immigrated to New York City from Taiwan and grew up in the city's rough and tumble Lower East Side. While his mother worked in the clothing factory, it was art teachers who kept Tony off the streets and out of trouble. From then on, his penchant for design became more and more evident; so much in fact, that as a teenager, he already discovered his life’s calling as a designer and chose to attend the High School of Art and Design. He then went on to earn his Bachelor's degree at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Despite all the formal education in art and design, Chi maintains that the most important things he has learned about design are informally self taught, a result of maturity and experience. The aforementioned is apparently a consensus as his Alma Mater recently awarded him an honorary doctorate degree.
Today, he has dubbed the design philosophy as “invisible design” and defines it as “what touches you rather than what you see.” “Invisible design” is truly design for the people because the designer disappears.