EDGE was founded in 1994 and has been gradually transformed into a studio for innovative multidisciplinary design with the core focus on space. The studio continues to purse its fascination on original and creative solutions from the scale of urban planning, architecture, interior, exhibition, to the scale of tableware.
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Edge’s methodical design approach aims at making positive change to the environment from the ever limited projects and resources. The studio makes use of the vast design potential from working together with clients and specialists, finding the area where they can make the greatest contribution between clients’ ventures and the studio’s practice. This cross-disciplinary approach has enabled the company to offer an efficient and broad range of design services to diversified scale of projects for both local and international clients.
Gary Chang founded his company EDGE in 1994, and quickly gained a reputation for his dedication to exploration of new ideas to Architecture and design as well as award-winning multi-disciplinary designs. In 2003, the company was renamed EDGE Design Institute Ltd. to better describe its mix of research-based and commercial activities.
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Though inescapably urban, Gary’s portfolio is not one of soaring office towers for big corporate clients, but concentrates on the spirit of space and redefinition of boundaries.
In the past decade, Gary’s major cultural and educational commissions have included the controversial Suitcase House in Beijing at the Commune by the Great Wall; the Kung Fu Tea Set as part of the “Tea and Coffee Towers” series created by leading lifestyle accessories design brand, Alessi; a “Workstation” for Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific, The Broadway Cinematheque in Hong Kong, Recalibration of The Hong Kong Arts Centre, the Mega-iAdvantage Data Centre Building in Hong Kong, The Kitagata Housing Project in Gifu, The Hong Kong Pavilion at the 50th Anniversary the PRC, Beijing in 1999 and numerous other projects in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Middle East, Europe and others, including designing apartments and houses for an international list of private clients. His commercial commissions include clubhouse, retails, hotel, restaurant, office, yacht and aircraft interiors as well as product designs.
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