“Design trust: critically homemade" is a micro-initiative curated by marisa yiu (co-founder/ executive director of design trust), as part of an effort to alleviate the pandemic's impact on hong kong's design community and beyond, and to inspire creative collaboration in a time of physical distancing. To find out more please check out our programme portfolio

The DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Winter Showcase features 39 selected designs in a city- and island-wide exhibition Nov 2020 - early 2021, visit our e-PopUp to learn more and #GiveToGiveMore

DESIGN TRUST IS COMMITTED TO ITS MISSION TO FOSTER AND PROPEL DESIGN & RESEARCH PROJECTS IN HONG KONG AND BEYOND. MORE THAN EVER, THE DESIGN COMMUNITY IS IN NEED OF A RESPONSIVE PLATFORM, DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES, TO DRIVE THE COMMUNITY FORWARD WITH POSITIVE MOMENTUM. PLEASE SUPPORT THIS CRITICALLY HOMEMADE INITIATIVE WITH YOUR PLEDGE. Please support us

Participating designers

“DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” Winter Showcase

DESIGN TRUST: CRITICALLY HOMEMADE ACROSS 18 LOCATIONS IN 8 DISTRICTS THROUGHOUT HONG KONG IN CITY- AND ISLAND-WIDE EXHIBITION

Following the initial DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade prototype exhibition in September, the DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Winter Showcase presents 39 selected designs to the broader community in a dynamic and diverse city- and island-wide exhibition across 18 locations in 8 districts as well as online - providing the public with different opportunities and options to experience the initiative from now until early 2021.

In addition to being featured at individual Design Trust Champions throughout the city, the Citywide Exhibition features a number of special activations that bring the Winter Showcase across different iterations to different parts of the city.

 

Programmes 

 

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Select Showcase

 

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Select Showcase will debut at K11 MUSEA in a month-long exhibition featuring selected designs that will be reproduced and sold by various Design Trust Champions.

Location: Gold Ball (2F), K11 MUSEA, Tsim Sha Tsui
Date: soft launch: 11-17 November 2020; official launch: 18 Nov - 6 December 2020
Time: 12-8pm

 

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Collectors Showcase

 

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Collectors Showcase will be exhibited at THE SHOPHOUSE in Tai Hang; the gallery will host a 3-day preview of original prototypes available for purchase as one-of-a-kind collector’s items via silent auction.

Location: THE SHOPHOUSE, 4 Second Lane, Tai Hang
Date : 25-27 November 2020
Time : 12-8pm

Silent Auction opens 25 November 2020 and closes on 3 December 2020, 11pm
For more details and bidding information please visit: designtrust.hk/criticallyhomemade

 

DESIGN TRUST Milestone Book Launch Celebration at K11 MUSEA 

 

As an important platform for progressive design and innovation, K11 MUSEA will be the host for the launch of the inaugural first edition DESIGN TRUST Milestone Portfolio; the definitive reference of the wide-ranging and deep impact that Design Trust has had on Hong Kong and its position as a global capital of design, the Milestone Portfolio provides an in-depth review of all the research projects that the organisation has supported since its establishment in 2014.

Location: Gold Ball (2F), K11 MUSEA, Tsim Sha Tsui
Date: Thursday 3 December 2020
Time: 7-9pm

 

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Select Designs and Activations at WOMANBOSS 

 

As a platform for female empowerment and entrepreneurship, WOMANBOSS’s selection reflects forward-looking and socially conscious DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade designs. With a unique perspective into the Environment and Upcycling Futures theme, the selected designs reflect a growing awareness of irreversible environmental impacts while probing deeper into how design plays an essential part in shaping our future.

Location: WOMANBOSS Community & Lifestyle Space - 82 Ap Liu Street, Sham Shui Po
Dates:
Wednesday 2 December 2020 – Opening Reception
Wednesday 9 December 2020 – Panel Discussion
WOMANBOSS will host a series of interactive workshops - for more information on how to participate, please visit https://iamwomanboss.com/

 

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Pop-up at Inter-island Festival

 

From 4-6 December 2020, the Inter-Island Festival will be held in Peng Chau and Mui Wo by Design Trust Feature Grantees Myriem Alnet, Chan Chun-kit and Yip Kai-chun. Selected designs including “SWEAT (Simple Workout Exercises and Training)” - Frédéric Gooris (Design Trust Seed Grantee) and Paulina Chu will make an appearance at the Inter-Island Pop-up, as will the Design Trust Milestone Portfolio.

Date: 4-6 December 2020
More details available on https://interislandfestival.live/

 

Business of Design Week 2020 Culture & the City Panel: DESIGN TRUST Critically Homemade 

 

Pushing the boundaries of progressive design across many of its businesses, Chinachem Group will join a thought-provoking Design Dialogue as part of the upcoming Business of Design Week taking place 30 November – 6 December. DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade curator and Design Trust Co-Founder / Executive Director, Marisa Yiu, alongside Donald Choi, CEO of Chinachem, ka-pok founder Arnault Castel, and the designers Michael Young and Clara Brito, will participate in a lively panel discussion focusing on the transformative role of Design, Culture and the City.

Date: Saturday 5 December 2020
Time: 1-2pm
Availale on BODW.com

Speakers:
Mr. Donald Choi – CEO of Chinachem Group (HK)
Mr. Michael Young – Designer & Founder of Michael Young Studio (HK)
Mr. Arnault Castel – Founder of Kapok (HK)
Ms. Clara Brito – Design Trust Seed Grantee (Portugal/ Macau)

Moderator:
Ms. Marisa Yiu – Co-founder/ Executive Director, Design Trust (HK)

 

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Living Showcase 

 

Held at Chinachem Group’s new L’Hotel Nina Tsuen Wan in January 2021, the DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Living Showcase will feature selected designs for sale across different Champions in a more interactive environment to further the mission of spreading the positive impact of design to different communities and neighbourhoods.

Date: January 2021

 

*To ensure the health and well-being of our staff and guests, we will take the following safety precautions:

Guests may be asked to wait outside to prevent overcrowding.

Visitors will be asked to fill in health declaration form and wear a mask throughout the event.

We kindly ask those who have traveled within the past 14 days to refrain from joining the event

Design Trust Champions 2020

Design Trust Leaders 2020 Kamsen Lau, Joyce Tam, Stephen Cheng, David Au, Tai Ping, William Lim, Michael Ling, Jennifer C. Liu, Merlin Swire, Selina Kong, Charmaine Ho, Julia Liu, Alan Lo, Joanne Chow, Adrian Cheng, Bosco Law, Emelda Wong Trainor, Vanessa Cheung

Design Trust Influencers 2020 Ivan Pun, Evan Chow, Stefan Rihs, Inna Highfield, Geoffrey Chuang, Yenn Wong, Angela Chow, Justin Ng, Aron Harilela, Jackson Chow, Jo Soo Tang, Bryant Lu, Michel Lamuniere

Design Trust Friends 2020 Nicolas Luchsinger, Linda Wang, Natalie Chan, Albert Leong, Jonathan Tam, Roxane Lo, Tamara Lamunière

PARTNERS, SUPPORTERS AND COLLABORATORS

Marisa Yiu, Denise Lau, Gabriela Kennedy, Alfred Lam, Ariel Shtarkman, Te Ming Chen, Robert Cheng, Claudia Albertini, Laura Harilela, Stephanie Poon, Elizabeth Chu, Ed Ng, Bonnie Chan Woo, Bastian Wong, Mimi Brown, Desiree Au, Jason Basmajian, Jonathan Cheung, Nathan Clements-Gillespie, Shera Law, Aric Chen, Eva Franch, Keith Tam, Lars Nittve, Marc Cansier, Shin Wong, William To, Zoë Ryan, Archigram, OMA, G.O.D. (Goods of Desire), Andrew Kayla, THE SHOPHOUSE, JIA Group, GO Logistics & Storage, Kachick, The Ad Region, CVISION, PLUG, Midas Printing International Limited

DESIGN TRUST CRITICALLY HOMEMADE Winter Showcase Team Marisa Yiu (Lead Curator/ Executive Director), Rob Cheng (Communications Advisor), Joyce Li (Assistant Director Programmes), Renee Cheung (Assistant Manager), Jason Lee, Kest Cheung, Sonja Cheng, Alice Tsang (Graphics Team)

“DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” Prototype Exhibition
at Soho House Hong Kong

 

Location: House Studio, Soho House Hong Kong, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan

Exhibition Hours: Mon 21 September – Sun 4 October 2020: Daily 12pm – 7pm

 

Programmes

 

DESIGN TRUST: Family Making Workshop

 

With some of our local participating designers, we would like to invite families to come engage with the prototypes from our exhibition in a selection of interactive workshops and activities. This event is suitable for children aged 6-12.

Location: House Studio, Soho House Hong Kong, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan
Date: Sunday 4 October 2020
Time: 2-4pm

 

DESIGN TRUST x DEZEEN Virtual Design Dialogue

 

In collaboration with our international media partner and renowned design platform Dezeen, a live-streamed design dialogue will feature a selection of our initiative’s participating designers. The discussion will be moderated by our Lead Curator, Marisa Yiu (Co-Founder / Executive Director of Design Trust) and Aric Chen (Curatorial Director of Design Miami Fair and an advisor on Design Trust’s Greater Bay Area Design Council).

Date : Saturday 3 October 2020
Time : 4-6pm
Livestream available on Dezeen, no prior registration required

 

DESIGN TRUST x CREATE DAY Virtual Showcase

 

In celebration of creative processes, making and makers, DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade designers will be participating in Create Day, a twenty-four hour digital programme of designer processes, makers and their work launched by London Craft Week.

Date: Saturday 10 October 2020
Available on Create Day, no prior registration required.

 

*To ensure the health and well-being of our staff and guests, we will take the following safety precautions:

Guests may be asked to wait outside to prevent overcrowding.

Visitors will be asked to fill in health declaration form and wear a mask throughout the event.

We kindly ask those who have traveled within the past 14 days to refrain from joining the event

Acknowledgements

Lead Organiser

Exhibition Venue Partner

Design Trust Champions 2020

Design Trust Leaders 2020 Joyce Tam, Stephen Cheng, David Au, Tai Ping, Kamsen Lau, William Lim, Michael Ling, Jennifer C. Liu, Merlin Swire, Selina Kong 

Design Trust Influencers 2020 Evan Chow, Stefan Rihs, Inna Highfield, Geoffrey Chuang, Ivan Pun, Yenn Wong, Angela Chow, Justin Ng, Aron Harilela, Jackson Chow, Jo Soo Tang

International Media Partner  Dezeen

Social Enterprise Collaborator   Cookie Smiles

PROJECT ADVISORY

Design Trust 2020 Benefit Committee  Alan Lo, Marisa Yiu, Ivan Pun, Denise Lau, Gabriela Kenndey, Alfred Lam, David Au, Desiree Au, Geoffrey Chuang, Inna Rodchenko-Highfield, Jason Basmajian, Jonathan Cheung, Joyce Tam, Nathan Clements-Gillespie, Sean Fitzpatrick, Shera Law, Stefan Rihs

Project Advisors Aric Chen, Eva Franch, Keith Tam, Lars Nittve, Marc Cansier, Shin Wong, William To, Zoë Ryan, Robert Cheng, Bastian Wong, Aaron Lau, Arthur Kuipers, Adnan Abbasi, Winnie Hu, Catherine Feliciano-Chon

Prototype Exhibition, Event Management & Curatorial Team  Marisa Yiu (Lead Curator/ Creative Direction), Joyce Li (Assistant Director, Programmes, Media & Events), Cindy Tai (Manager, Production); Naomi Altman (Curatorial Support; Editorial); Melissa Kong (Event Support), Rosalia Leung (Exhibition Design Co-ordination)