Designers Inbetween is a documentary Film that explores the entrepreneurial opportunities in Hong Kong, the world’s third largest financial centre and uncovering the challenges faced when building a start-up company. It shows the real startup life; where the risk, hard work, and pressure challenges founders everyday.
Culture Trip Magazine – Hong Kong is considerd a gateway to the lucrative and prosperous Asia-Pacific consumer market. The city has recently seen a rise in start-ups and Western designers taking up residence to be closer to the nearby Southern manufacturing providence in China. Here is a list of the city’s most celibrated contemporary designers, who combine from with function to create fluid flawless design.
The highly regarded annual Business of Design Week (BODW), now in its fifteenth year, once again showcased a wide reaching programme of over 60 speakers and produced another ambitious line-up of design luminaries and attentive discussions.
Super happy to be invited to speak again at Asia’s premier design event. This year I will speak about – 3 simple steps to improve your customers validation process. Launching a new product is a risky business and always takes a huge amount of resources. Having a clear idea of your customers are key for early stage success.
This exhibition presents the latest trends in young Swedish design, with its fabulous craftsmanship and new forms of expression. Ung Svensk Form is a juried award and a traveling exhibition whose purpose is to broaden and deepen knowledge about young and innovative Swedish design. A major focus is the need to create and explore freely without having to respond to market demands.
Speaking at the inaugural Guangzhou International Urban Innovation Conference in conjunction with Guangzhou Innovation Festival taking place in Guangzhou, Peoples Republic of China, between the 5th– 6th December 2016. This is the place where brands & corporates connect with start ups & disruptive innovation who come together in a unique environment to forge new relationships, share knowledge and create business opportunities in Guangzhou, China and Asia as a whole. The event is going to bring together over 1000 founders, entrepreneurs, makers, investors, corporate & brand executives and opinion formers from Guangzhou, China, Singapore, Israel, Europe, USA, as well as the rest of Asia.
Well established as one of Hong Kong’s top designers Johan can also paint his picture with some interesting insights about the local, emerging design and start-up scene. This is also the theme for a recent documentary film Designers Inbetween (directed by the Finn Oliver Lehtonen and his colleague), featuring Johan among many other Scandinavians and the crème the la crème of Hong Kong’s design scene.