KLDW09 was held from to 28th March 2009 in Capsquare KL. It was the first ever design week event in Malaysia. We used to hear about Milan Design Week etc. I’m glad that arts and design awareness has reach another level of acceptance in Malaysia.
I’ve known about it months before through the website. Lucky because my project submission has been extended, that’s why I’ve got the chance to visit. So, I’ve asked my friend to accompany me to the event.
What is KLDW anyway?
According to KLDW website, the KLDW Festival is the 1st mega Creative Event of its kind to be organized right here in our proud capital of Kuala Lumpur. To be making its inaugural mark in KL soon, KLDW 2009 promises a wide mix of creative thoughts and eclectic ideas, of imaginative programmes and inspiring showcases, plus loads more under one grand event of “Show + Shine”, to showcase what we donʼt have, and to enhance what we do have
About 8 years back, I noticed that there was a construction site near Jalan Munshi Abdullah while waiting for the bus. Because of the KLDW, I’ve just realized that Capsquare is a brand new shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Comparing to other malls, Capsquare is very small. Smaller than Ampang Point and Great Eastern Mall.
Eco-friendly, green design and environmental friendly is the in thing right now. To give awareness to the public about it, they organised a paper bag design exhibition. Some of them are quite creative in using recycle materials. The same product can be seen through my 2nd year juniors. Wonder who’s following whom?
In the first floor, there are exhibitions about photography from KLickr. Creative Hanging Photos Exhibition Display. Prepared by KLickr. Instead of mounting the photos on the wall, why not hang them and make ’em floating? Besides that, there are also some unique sculpture and lighting design exhibition on the other side.
Degree Project Exhibition
Actually, this is my main purpose when coming to KLDW09. I’m looking for some ideas in designing my final presentation layout. I’m quite impressed with some of the projects. I guess I’ll be sharing some technique in preparing presentation layout board in the next entry. Most of the exhibitors cames from private colleges. However, USM students also produced a good job.
My batch will be organizing degree show exhibition soon. I wonder if we can adapt some of the ideas from KLDW.
Creativity is everywhere
Here’s some of the interesting pictures during the event. I’m sorry for the low quality images. I forgot to charge my camera’s battery :P. For more pictures, check out my Flickr photostream.
Creative lighting design
3D newspaper collage of a face
Edible art – its a cake and you can eat it!
If you want to see more pictures, feel free to visit my Flickr photostream!
To conclude, KLDW is a good pioneer event to upgrade the image of design industry in Malaysia. More interesting events can be organised throughout the week to make it better. I hope that next year KLDW will become better than this year.