Mr. Alan Chan is a designer, brand consultant and visual artist based in Hong Kong. He founded Alan Chan Design Company in 1980, and together with his company, have won more than 600 local and international awards. He is known for initiating the “Oriental Passion Western Harmony” design aesthetics which has been well-recognised by the international design scene, and has brought immense influence to the younger generation of designers.
Since 2000, Chan ventured into the new arena of visual art. Besides being selected twice for Shanghai Biennale and Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award respectively, he is also the first Hong Kong designer ever being invited to hold a solo exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum in 2007 and the prestigious Japanese graphic design gallery – Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo in 2002. His works of art and design have been collected by institutions such as Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, the National Art Museum in China, M+ museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Heritage Museum, as well as private collectors in Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, Italy and the USA.
During this private tour for KAF patrons, Alan has showed us his Chamber of Arts and Curiosities, a 7,000 sq ft space that filled with over 400 pieces from his collection of art, antiques and furniture. He also shared with us stories of his collectables and his vision to share design, art and creativity with the new generation.