With Hong Kong in early March 2017, the Handmade-Worldtour reached one of the most exciting places in the world, where the cultures of East and West merge into a gigantic metropolis. Even the view over the skyline shows that one finds him- or herself right in the financial center of a consumption-minded economy, which is quite different from the rest of China. For many, the 7 million city is the harmonious symbiosis of Western and Eastern traditions, and at the same time the epitome of luxury. Hong Kong has recently replaced New York as the city with the world’s most expensive shopping street. In Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island, the luxury boutiques are lined up – those who look into the richly decorated shop windows know where a large portion of the wealth is flowing into. In this economic center of the city also took place the seventh station of the Handmade-Worldtour.
“Handmade in Germany” has been exhibiting at the UMAG – Museum and Art Gallery, which regularly shows exhibitions about contemporary design and art, as well as its own collection of Chinese handicrafts from the fields of bronze, ceramics, wood and furniture, thus becoming the perfect interface to our exhibition. The exhibition, opened by German Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff, attracted a large number of expatriates and Hong Kong Chinese. A series of guided tours on various thematic topics such as table culture, writing culture and interior design gave visitors a deeper insight into German quality work and cultural heritage.