‘Travel Mahjong City’ is the product winning Hong Kong Smart Design Awards 2018 – Judge Award and K11 D Project one of the finalists, preserving traditional Hong Kong hand-carved mahjong tile skill while presenting a new generation of talents as unique Hong Kong gift!
The concept idea comes from the illustrator, Karen Aruba, who witnessed the development of the hand-carved Mahjong tile industry through her family's mahjong manufacturing business since her childhood spent with grandfather, a unique gift is therefore born in Hong Kong.
Highlights of products:
- Combine authentic Hong Kong Mahjong hand-carved tiles and illustrations to feature the fascinating local culture and enchanting landscapes of the city.
- It's a joint effort between the master (the father) hand-carved on the first mahjong tile (北) with the illustrator (daughter) on the illustration, and two project designers.
- The North Point “N” pack depicts the attractions of this old district which is paradise in the eyes of photographers for local Chinese Opera, Mahjong playing centers, street food, nostalgic streets and old residential housing with many trams travelling.
- With advanced digital print technology, the rich patterns and gradient colours of the illustrations are printed on the tiny mahjong tiles, while the strokes and drawing lines are clearly seen.