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Date: 25/04/2022

Hong Kong Plastic Pioneers

“These designs still have a special, practical value in today's society.”

Vincent Au-yeung

In the manufacturing heyday of the 1950s and 1960s, Hong Kong’s plastic industry took off. From chopsticks to soap boxes, chairs to clocks, locally made products were innovative, affordable, and in-demand. Over time, brands like the Diana camera, Kader toys, and Red A plastic crystal would become household staples in Asia, Europe, and beyond.

In Hong Kong Plastic Pioneers, local manufacturers and their descendants recall the know-how, craftsmanship, and pluck required to get this once-thriving industry off the ground and promote the ‘Made in Hong Kong’ brand near and far.

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Video Transcript : Hong Kong Plastic Pioneers


Produced by

Nicola Fan

M+ Curatorial Research
Jennifer Wong, Sunny Cheung, William Seung, Cyndi Chan

M+ Video Production
Elaine Wong, Chris Sullivan

Special Thanks
Jessica Leung, Cliff Sun, Kenneth Ting, Bernie Ting, Lee Chi-wing, Vincent Au Yeung, Chu Wing Kee

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