Gear is a renowned local design firm specializing in Original Brand Manufacturing (OBM) for the development of creative gift and household items. The founders of Gear, Ms May Wong and Mr. Dennis Chan, are both award winning designers who graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the early 1980’s. Over the years Gear has won numerous design awards including various awards from the Hong Kong Designers Association in 1998, 2000 and 2002 and the Chartered Society of Designers (Hong Kong Region) in 1995, 1996 and 1997. On the international level, Gear has garnered the 1st Prize at the Maison & Objet Awards of Paris (France) in 1995, as well as two awards of “Excellence in Product Design” at the Singapore Design Awards in 2002. Gear engages in Original Brand Manufacturing (OBM) for the development of creative gift and houseware items which are sold locally and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Since its establishment, Gear has developed the brands of Living Gear and TAPAS for different market segments. Selected products of Gear are featured at the Window Display Showcase of TDC’s Design Gallery, and are also displayed at the Style Hong Kong Exhibition being staged by TDC at various cities in Mainland China including Beijing, Chengdu, Shenyang, Hangzhou etc. Apart from its self-developed product series, Gear also provides design consultancy service to other companies in the area of branding and product design.