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“Trick and Treat”, designed by Gary Chang (Edge Design Institute Ltd) is part of the “(Un)Forbidden City” project, and it is not only a tray for the kitchen or for the tableware. In reality it can be a spice-holder for the table, a bottle-opener in the kitchen, a snack-holder in the living room, a vase in the study, a tissue-holder in the bathroom, or a tea-light candle-holder next to the bed. It follows you everywhere, and its functions change with your needs and desires. Its appearance and operation change with a mere rotating movement.
Born in Hong Kong in 1962, Gary Chang graduated in architecture in 1987. He was director of edge 1994-98, then set-up his own office edge (hk) ltd 1998. Assistant Professor in Hong Kong University from 1995-2000, he lectured at the Technische Universiteit in Delft (1997), the Royal College of Art in London (1999) and at the Polytechnics in Milan and Turin, Italy (2002). Panel-speaker at various architectural conferences-workshops. His projects were displayed at Archilab 2001 in Orléans, France (2000), the 7th (2000) and 8th (2002) International Biennale of Architecture in Venice and had his first solo exhibition, Play Lab, at the Arts Centre in Hong Kong (2000). He has won representative awards internationally and regionally: the 22nd Triennale of Milan (1985), 25th Central Glass Competition in Tokyo (1990), the Asia-Pacific Interior Design Awards in Hong Kong (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), President Prize of the Institute of Architects Annual Awards in Hong Kong (1996), the Grohe Design Award in Singapore (1997), and the Young Architect Award in Hong Kong (1996). Recent projects include the Cannes Garden Clubhouse at Guangzhou (2002) and a weekend house in the Commune by the Great Wall, Beijing (2001-02), in China, and Kitagata Housing Phase II at Gifu, Japan (2001-02).