Bo’ ai Cup 博愛杯

LCSD Museums

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- Size: 10 (H) x 8 (Diameter) cm

- Designed by Freeman Lau

- Inspired by
  Bo Ai’, 1920s 
  Inscription by Dr. Sun Yat Sen  |  Hong Kong Museum of History Collection

Dr. Sun Yat Sen was not only a politician but also an advocate of humanitarian values. In many occasions he wrote ‘Bo’ ai’ or ‘universal love’ in Chinese, in his calligraphy and presented his works to friends and supporters. The character for ‘Bo’ is embossed on the outside of the ceramic cup while ‘Ai’ is found at the base to symbolise the subtlety of love. This brilliant tableware reminds us of the importance of love and kindness.

About the designer
Freeman Lau has been a staunch supporter of the design industry and is currently the Vice President of the Board of Director of Hong Kong Design Centre and the Secretary General of Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations. His works have won over 300 awards and many of them are collected and put on display by overseas museums and galleries. Lau has shown an avid interest in exploring the them on chair since two decades ago. His famed 'Chairplay' series was featured in exhibitions at home and abroad and hailed a huge success.

- 劉小康 設計

- 靈感來源
  博愛,1920年代
  孫中山先生親書的條幅    香港歷史博物館藏品

孫中山先生崇尚‘博愛’,經常手書二字贈人,可見其志不單心繫救國大業,還懷抱人文精神。白瓷杯身壓印‘博’字,杯底則巧藏‘愛’字。把‘博愛’二字融入日用之物,可時刻提醒用者兼愛行仁。

設計帥簡介
劉小康身兼香港設計中心董事局副主席及香港設計總會秘書長等要職,推動設計業不遺餘力。劉氏創作屢獲國際殊榮,至今獲獎三百餘個,其作品獲多國博物館收藏,並在世界各地展出。近二十年來劉氏醉心設計椅子,其‘椅子戲’系列於各大展覽展出,廣獲好評。