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Kin Wa To

Hong Kong, China

Designer (Interior Design)

Member since May 22, 2007

  • pantone manet by the partners

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design


    London’s the partners design agency won critical acclaim for their ‘grand tour’ temporary exhibition for the national gallery last year. the exhibit showcased masterpieces of art in the streets of london. they are also the creators behind this reproduction of édouard manet's 'bar at the folies bergere'. using hundreds of old pantone chips, the team painstakingly colour matched the painting, creating their own pixelized version. taking 4 nights to complete the piece was dubbed ‘manetone’.


  • charlotte mann

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design


    charlotte mann is a london-based artist who creates detailed life-sized drawings. her installations depict cluttered scenes of people, furniture and other household goods drawn on white walls. in the past mann has collaborated with fashion designer peter jensen and dazed and confused japan among others.

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  • genetic programming: evolution of mona lisa

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design


    roger alsing from sweden put genetic programming software to the test creating the mona lisa 'painted' using just 50 semi transparent polygons.


  • projects completed in 2008 by jun aoki & associates

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design


    2008 proved to be a busy year for jun aoki & associates with three of their buildings being completed. the ‘sia aoyama building’ office building, 'taro nasu' gallery space and the 'go-sees hiroo' photo studios all located in tokyo finished being built within four months of each other.

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  • mondrian south beach hotel interior by marcel wanders

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design


    one of the main events at this year's art basel fair in miami was the grand opening of the mondrian south beach hotel. the hotel's interior is designed by marcel wanders, and creates a sense of space with large supporting spindle-like columns and ornately patterned staircases. the intention was to give the new mondrian's interior a romantic, fairy tale feeling. part of the interior design includes delft blue tiles with images depicting girls and sharks, chandelier showers and a small coach house entrance which features six large bell chandeliers. the hotel's sunset lounge provides views over miami's downtown skyline while golden candelabras and onyx jewel-cut stools are combined with ottomans and antiques creating contrasting visual elements between the imagined and the forgotten.

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  • the art gallery of ontario

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design


    toronto is canada’s largest city and the birthplace of architect frank gehry. gehry was born into a jewish family living in one of downtown toronto’s immigrant neighbourhoods. gehry would often visit the food market with his grandmother or spend time building things from scraps at his grandfather’s hardware store. as a child, gehry also visited the nearby art gallery of ontario, which was only a few minutes from his family’s home. although gehry moved to california in 1947, he would later return to toronto to re-design the very gallery he visited as a child.

    history the art gallery of ontario (AGO) was founded in 1900 as the art museum of toronto by a group of private citizens. it was later renamed the art gallery of toronto in 1919 and became the art gallery of ontario in 1966. the AGO moved to its current location in 1911, occupying a building known as ‘the grange’. since then, the building has also gone through seven different iterations and additions beginning in 1918 with a beaux-arts style building designed by pearson and darling. more renovations were completed in the 1920’s, 1970’s and the final one in the 1990’s by barton myers.

    despite its most recent renovations and additional space, the gallery continued to grow and more room was needed. in 2002, publisher and art collector ken thomson donated his 2,000 piece art collection and 100 million CAD to the AGO. the gallery knew they needed to expand in order to house this siza...

  • street interventions by filthyluker

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design


    an artist by the name of filthyluker is yet another urban intervention artist. coming from the UK, filthyluker has produced a number of projects that sit somewhere between public art and graffiti. here is a selection of the artist’s works, which range from large scale inflatables to small eyes dotting the urban landscape. his work has a clear environmental message, drawing attention to nature in the city.

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  • renate buser

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design


    renate buser is a swiss art photographer based in basel. many of his projects involve mounting large realistic images in urban settings which have some kind of optical illusion. looking at these pieces, the viewer is tricked into seeing a something that is not there. these large 2-D images are mounted on the buildings to give the illusion of three dimensions. however some of buser’s other works transform 2-D canvases into three dimensions.

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    yuri naruse and jun inokuma of naruse inokuma architects are WSCA / world space creator awards 2007 winners.

  • 'time out of scale' by UNstudio

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design


    Motorola recently launched a premium handset named ‘aura’. to celebrate the launch, motorola commissioned UNstudio to create a special installation called ‘time out of scale’. the special installation is located at st. martins lane hotel in london. the design is inspired by the ‘aura’ which UNstudio principal ben van berkel used as a starting point to explore concepts of time and craftsmanship. in the design, time is represented by rhythmic changes in sound and imagery within the borderless space.


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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design