(English version only)

Origin of Thoughts is an installation of “FUNDAMENTAL: 40 years of Design Inspiration from the East”, an retrospective design exhibition of William Lim.

The exhibition features a 40 years career of a Chinese architect through his drawings, studies, sketchbooks, and his art, furniture and antique collections of things that has inspired him.

Based on a Chinese esthetics and planning principle, the exhibition is laid in 3 main parts:  A central axis of inspiration items forming a “runway” leading to a large cylindrical shape display of 100 paintings suspended by a cable system as the focus of the exhibition.  To the right of this, 12 plywood tables lit by wet market lamps displaying archival materials describing the creative process.  To the left, an art installation made of paper envelops.  A screening room displays a short film which documents the built projects.

Simplicity in use of plywood as the only material, simple and bold graphics and focused use of lighting gives a consistent and strong DNA to the display.


Artistree, 1/F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

William Lim (Curator)
Xue Tan (Curator)
Charlotte Lafont-Hugo (Assistant Curator)
Nirut Benjabanpot (Artistic Manager and Photographer)