We are delighted to announce that PolyU Design and Moleskine have established collaboration through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 1 November 2023. The MoU intends to facilitate collaboration to support art, design and cultural development, especially local designers, artists and cultural practitioners. The potential areas of collaboration include organising public exhibitions, workshops and other events to increase international exposure of local students, designers and artists’ works on Moleskine’s products and shops internationally.
Riding on the collaboration, Moleskine is hosting an exhibition of “Rediscovering Hong Kong” that is supported by MSc in Innovative Multimedia Entertainment of PolyU Design and PolyU Research Centre for Cultural and Art Technology at K11 MUSEA to showcase artworks that express the creativity and new ways of presentation for culture, art and design. The Inaugural Exhibition Opening Ceremony announced the top three winners of PolyU Design x Moleskine notebook design competition. 12 shortlisted artworks from PolyU design students are showcased in the exhibition and will be published on custom-designed Moleskine notebook based on customer demand.
The MOU Signing Ceremony cum Exhibition Opening was successfully held at Moleskine pop-up shop, K11 MUSEA. The MoU was signed by Prof. Kun-pyo Lee, Dean of PolyU Design, and Mr. Merwann Younes, Global Head of Direct Channels of Moleskine with the witness of guest of honours Italian Consulate General, Mr Carmelo Ficarra.
Moleskine is, based in Milan, Italy, a global luxury brand and platform which celebrates talent, champions originality and cherishes long-term thinking and innovation. Their notebook is the heir and successor to the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers such as Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway and Bruce Chatwin over the past two centuries.