Endowed Chairs 2017

Commemorative Chair To honour the establishment of each Endowed Chair, a commemorative chair crafted in the style of the Ming Dynasty is specially made. Chairs are used protruding edges has a clean design and a graceful outline. Above the University’s emblem engraved on the chair’s back splat, a customised plaque bearing the name of the Endowed Chair is mounted, making each commemorative chair in itself a unique artwork. Ming-style furniture not only represents the zenith of the classical Chinese furniture arts, but also claims a place in the history of world furnishings. moderate proportion, minimal decorations and exquisite craftsmanship, Ming-style furniture embodies the essence of traditional Chinese culture. Such a design philosophy echoes the unadorned, practical spirit of the HKBU family, exemplifying the University’s motto – Faith and Perseverance. Precision is a tenon one by one into a mortise, a complete piece of furniture is crafted without the use of a single nail or any glue. The chair is undoubtedly an artwork that combines art with science. Its meticulous production also implies our scholars’ conscientiousness and prudence in teaching and research. In recognition of our benefactors’ generous support, a commemorative chair will be presented to each of them as a token of our appreciation and a remembrance of their partnership with the University. 冠名講座教授席紀念椅 為紀念各個冠名講座教授席的設立,大學特別 設計了「冠名講座教授席紀念椅」。椅子象徵 權威、身份及榮譽。紀念椅採用明式家具風 格,為四出頭官帽椅(因其造型仿古代官員的 帽子而得名 ),線條簡潔俐落,外觀雅緻優 美,椅子靠背刻有大學校徽,校徽之上鑲有 鐫上冠名講座教授席全稱的名牌,可謂獨一無 二,彌足珍貴。 明式家具被譽為中國乃至世界古典家具藝術 中登峰造極之作,以造型簡練、材質茁實、 舒適實用、比例均勻、渾然天成、做工精湛 著稱,淋漓盡致地展現中國傳統文化精髓; 其設計理念正正與浸大人實而不華、篤信力 行的作風如出一轍。明式家具製作精準講究, 活用榫卯結構接合椅子部件,不費一釘一鉸,科學與藝術兼容並蓄,絕對是匠心獨運之 作。紀念椅製作嚴謹,更寓意浸大學人的治學態度認真謹慎,一絲不苟。 大學將致送「冠名講座教授席紀念椅」予各冠名講座教授席捐贈者,聊表衷心謝意,並 寓意捐款者與大學合作無間。 to symbolise authority, status and prestige. This “of cial’s hat chair” (its shape resembles the hat worn by government of cials in ancient China) with its Characterised by its use of ne materials, simple structure, pragmatic design, crucial element in the making of traditional Chinese furniture. By tting each