[The Parade with The City Commanders]

Type: Outdoor | Exhibition
Location: Tai Kwun, Central, Hong Kong
Client: Tai Kwun
Year: 2019
Area: 1,500 sm

One Bite Design Studio was the exhibition designer for the “Trolley Central / 圓動力” exhibition hosted by Tai Kwun’s Heritage Department and community design group Making On Loft, to celebrate the everyday object seen in Central and Western district, the trolleys and their makers.

The exhibition guided visitors to walk through the history, stories and the role of trolleys in the community from a different perspective. Since the exhibition space would shift from Parade Courtyard to Barrack Lane during the exhibition period, our challenge was to design the stand with a high degree of mobility and interactive features that imparted the historical facts in a fun and innovative way.

Taking wheels as an inspiration, the exhibition consisted of various stands designed in round-shaped to hold different types of trolleys, using bright colours of yellow, orange and blue to differentiate the zones of past, present and future. Each stand was designed to hold one trolley with interactive features. Visitors would be encouraged to interact with the exhibits in a unique manner, enabling them to "push" than to reveal the history and stories. Being the heroes behind the scene, these trolleys adapted to the mountainous district, becoming the connector for businesses and daily life in Hong Kong since 19th century.  

Other than displaying trolleys from the present time, Making On Loft team also talked to the local community to understand their needs and reimagined the future design of the trolley. To improve today’s livelihood, the future design was a combination of trolley and a mobile community space, which could be folded and extended as a mini mobile gathering seats for the local to carry around in the neighborhood.


Credits:
Programme Partner: Making On Loft
Visual Identity Designer: Going Merry Studio
Photographer: Tai Ngai Lung
One Biters: Alan Cheung, Luana Kwok, Sarah Mui, Hin Tse, Tony Zhang