UUENDY LAUa novel and original design laboratory. “Double U” is a unique recognition of our founder. It is not only a symbol of Double Happiness ‘ üü ’, but also a language strengthening the connections among individuals ü-ü . We are interested in stimulating discourses and conversation through art, design, fashion objects, illustration and lifestyle creations. One of the main themes of our projects centres on ‘animals and nature’, a universal subject permeating all cultures, languages and lifestyles. The notion discloses a distinctive culture in Hong Kong, the hometown of our founder, where people live in a small, crowded and hectic city questing for a utopian lifestyle - embracing freedom and co-living with the real nature. The concept also corresponds with our design principle highlighting 'connection', ‘life’ and ‘empowerment’ to re-consider our presence and relationship with the surrounding contexts and matters. 

Collaborators (Selected): Absolut Vodka, Lomography, TEDx, New Balance, House of Vans, Lane Crawford, Times Square HK, Pedder Group, Hong Kong Sharks Foundation, Ambassador of Design, Oxfam, Conservancy Association, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Timesqaure HK, House of Avenues, Milk, Champagne  Cattier, Fang Suo Commune, Apportfolio, Grace Vineyard, Detour, Olympican City, K11 Art Mall, The Little Prince, Bunkaya Zakkaten, UA Cinema, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Genki Sushi and more

Retail Partners: Ethos (HK), PageOne (HK), Triple Major (CH), Daydream Nation (HK), Amelie Street (HK), Common Ground (HK), Depression Shop (SG), Nana & Bird (SG), WOK Milan (IT), MO-Design (MACAU), C-Shop (MACAU)

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WENDY LAU
(Founding Designer)

Wendy completed her Masters in Critical Design at Goldsmiths, University of London, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Design (Industrial & Product) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design. She is a multidisciplinary designer and artist with a strong passion for experimental art and critical designs. She never limits the medium of her creations and her works cover various disciplines of design to communicate with the audience including fashion products, graphic & illustration, artwork, installation, live-performance, workshops and seminars, etc. 

Wendy has been involved in a number of design events and exhibitions (e.g. as an invited speaker at TEDx, as an invited artist for both charity and commercial organisations such as Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Absolut Vodka, Lomography, Vans etc). In 2017, she was selected to take part in the Guandu International Nature Art Festival on behalf of Hong Kong. In 2013, she was chosen to participate in Hong Kong x Brussels Design Exchange Program (HKBX). Being trained as a product designer at the early stage of her career, Wendy also has the experience of managing product development, manufacturing and commercialisation of design projects, as well as curating exhibitions and activities for galleries. 

Education
2017 | MA Design, Critical Practice, Goldsmiths, University of London
2010 | BA(Hons) Design, Industrial & Product, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Residency Programmes & Grants
2018 Oct - Nov | "Nature Class" | Shenzhen OCT Wetland | Shenzhen, China  (Coming Soon)
(Full Grant by Shenzhen OCT)

2018 Aug - Sept | "Environment Futures" | NRCG | Ballina, Australia  (Coming Soon)
(Artist Stipend by Northern Rivers Community Gallery)

2018 Jun | "A Dialogue with Plants" | PARADISE AIR | Matsudo, Japan
(Full Grant by Hong Kong Arts Development Council)

2017 Oct - Nov | "With Paths Crisscrossing" | Guandu Nature Art Festival | Taipei, Taiwan
(Full Grant by Guandu Nature Park)

2013 Sept | "Brussels Design September" | HKBX | Brussels, Belgium
(Full Grant by Ambassador of Design Hong Kong)


Exhibitions (Selection)
2018 | "PARADISE AIR Short Stay Exhibition" | MAD City Gallery | Matsudo, Japan
2018 | "Hanzi Exhibition" | PMQ | Hong Kong
2018 | "New Balance 574" | K11 | Hong Kong
2018 | "International Postcard Exhibition" | Surface Gallery | Nottingham, UK
2017 | "Guandu International Nature Art Festival 2017" | Guandu Nature Park | Taipei, Taiwan
2017 | "Featuring Futuring" | Goldsmiths Design Festival & London Design Festival | London, UK
2017 | "Very Hong Kong" | Comix Home Base | Hong Kong
2016 | "Here is Zine" | Tokyo Cultuart by BEAMS | Tokyo, Japan
2016 | "When I Am Turning 48" | YO'HOOD | Shanghai, China
2016 | "Sick Leave Today" | Ethos | Hong Kong
2016 | "The PRINT MARKET #02" | Ethos | Hong Kong
2015 | "Tie the Knot" | Magis | Hong Kong
2015 | "House of Vans Asia Tour 2015" | Central Pier | Hong Kong
2015 | "Plastic Oceans" | Hong Kong Maritime Museum | Hong Kong
2015 | "Triple-Major 5th Anniversary" | Triple Major | Shanghai, China
2015 | "The PRINT MARKET #01" | Ethos | Hong Kong
2014 | "A Green Hong Kong" by Conservancy Association | China Hong Kong City | Hong Kong
2014 | "10Cents Store" by The Black Store | PMQ | Hong Kong
2014 | "HOME" | Fang Suo Commune | Guangzhou, China
2014 | "Timeless Childhood" by Grace Vineyard | HKCEC | Hong Kong
2013 | "Detour  Matters" | Oil Street Art Space | Hong Kong
2013 | "ta' ta' ta' " by HK Brussels Designers Exchange Programme | The Egg | Brussels, Belgium
2013 | "Ocean Art Walk" by HK Shark Foundation | Blake Pier, Stanley | Hong Kong
2012 | "Hi Absolut" by Absolut Vodka | Grandview Mall | Guangzhou, China
2012 | "La Sardina Wardrobe" | Lomography | Hong Kong
2012 | "Back to Nature" | UA Cinema, Cityplaza Taikoo Shing | Hong Kong
2012 | "Triple Major Nomad Store" | WOK | Milan, Italy
2011 | "Kaohsiung Design Festival" | The Pier-2 Art Centre | Kaohsiung, Taiwan



Lectures/ Seminars
2017 | "Artists Talk" | Guandu Nature Park | Taipei, Taiwan
2014 | "Stationery Design and Product Packaging Vogue" | HKCEC | Hong Kong
2013 | "Action 2013", Entrepreneurship Seminar | The University of Hong Kong | Hong Kong
2013 | "Pecha Kucha 20 x 20" | Recyclart | Brussels, Belgium 
2012 | "TEDx Youth Hong Kong" | Hong Kong Design Institute | Hong Kong


Projects (Selection)
2018 | "I Visited A Museum" | Tate Modern & British Museum | London, UK
2018 | "Gililigilili" Sound Performance | Performance Exchange | London, UK
2017 | "Re-Interpreting Human Rights" | London, UK
2017 | "3/4 Nature" | Ethos | HK
2017 | "Global Connection" | Times Square | Hong Kong
2017 | "Right to Conscious Socialisation" | London, UK
2017 | "Dialogue in the Globe" | London, UK
2016 | "The Best Way to Deal With Anxiety" | Mak's Beer | Hong Kong
2016 | "Ping Pong #03" Publication | Hong Kong
2015 | "Love Revealed" | Tissot | Hong Kong
2015 | "Postcard Exchange" | Global
2014 | Popup store | POMCH, PMQ | Hong Kong
2014 | "The Year of HORSE" | Cattier Champagne | Hong Kong
2014 | "Home for Dinner Meowwww!" | Oxfam | Hong Kong
2014 | "S A L E at House of Avenues" | House of Avenues | Hong Kong
2013 | "Little Pets for Kids" | milkB, Hong Kong
2012 | "Animals in the Zuu" Chair in a Pair | Bunkaya Zakkaten | Hong Kong
2012 | "Eiffel Tower in Amelie Street" | Amelie Street 1st Anniversary | Hong Kong
2012 | Fashion Fest For Girl Runway Show | Hong Kong
2011 | "White Valentine's Day" | Genki Sushi | Hong Kong
2011 | "Save the Marine Environment"Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Dept, Hong Kong


Workshops (Selection)
2018 | "I Visited A Musem" | Tate Modern | London, UK
2017 | "Heck-a-Workshop" | Art Promotion Office | Hong Kong
2017 | "Penpal Project - Exchanging Scenes" | Guandu Nature Park & Kubrick |Taiwan & HK
2017 | "A Story of Birds" | Guandu Nature Park | Taiwan
2015 | "DIY Sk-8HI Vans" | House of Vans, Central | Hong Kong
2015 | "Walking Animal Slippers" | K11 | Hong Kong 
2015 | "T-Shirt Transformation" | K11 | Hong Kong
2015 | "Fashion your Canvas" | Vans & Lane Crawford Blitz | Hong Kong
2015 | "Animal Card Case" | K11 | Hong Kong
2015 | "Animal Mobile Stand" | K11 | Hong Kong
2014 | "The Little Prince" | Olympican City | Hong Kong
2013 | "Eiffel Tower" | Olympican City | Hong Kong
2013 | "Marine Animals" | Hong Kong Maritime Museum | Hong Kong
2014 | "3D Animal Heads Accessories" | Daydream Nation | Hong Kong
2013 | "3D Animal Heads Accessories" | K11 | Hong Kong
2013 | "Origami Crane Accessories" | Fill in the Blank | Hong Kong
2012 | "3D Animal Heads Accessories" | UA Cinema | Hong Kong
2012 | "3D Animal Heads Accessories" | Lomography | Hong Kong
2012 | "Origami Crane Accessories" | K11 | Hong Kong
2012 | "Valentine's Origami Crane" | Bunkaya Zakkaten | Hong Kong
2011 | "Christmas Origami Crane" | Bunkaya Zakkaten | Hong Kong


Fairs/ Markets (Selection)
2010-2012 | Design Mart | Detour, Ambassador of Hong Kong | Hong Kong
2010-2012 | Mini-Design Mart | Hong Kong Design Centre | Hong Kong