Virtual Design Festival

Live interview with architect Dong-Ping Wong as part of Virtual Design Festival

Architect Dong-Ping Wong spoke to Dezeen in a live Screentime conversation sponsored by Enscape as part of Virtual Design Festival.

Wong, founder of New York-based studio Food New York, discussed his work with Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

His firm frequently works with fashion designer Virgil Abloh, having designed several of the flagship stores for Abloh's fashion brand Off-White.

At the 2019 Design Indaba conference, Abloh and Wong produced a sketch design for a city during a 15-minute video call live on stage in Cape Town.

Wong has also previously designed projects for musician Kanye West, including the studio for his fashion brand Yeezy in Calabasas, California and the stage design for his 2013 Yeezus tour.

Food New York is also currently building a bathhouse in the Cayman Islands, constructed entirely by hedges and a floating swimming pool that will clean the water of New York's East River.

Live interview with architect Dong-Ping Wong as part of Virtual Design Festival
Dong-Ping Wong is the founder of Food New York, the architecture studio behind the stage design for Kanye West's 2013 Yeezus tour

The interview is part of our VDF Screentime series, a series of live interviews which has featured trend forecaster Li EdelkoortTokyo-based studio Klein Dytham ArchitectureNew York architecture practice SO-ILThe World Around curator Beatrice Galilee, British-Israeli architect Ron Arad, and architect Chris Precht.

This Screentime conversation is sponsored by Enscape, a virtual reality and real-time rendering plugin for architectural design programme Autodesk Revit.

Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June. For more information, or to be added to the mailing list, contact us at [email protected].