Design Trust Grant Recipients at Design Society

28. 12. 2017



The grand opening of Design Society marks the unveiling of new works created by Design Trust Grant Recipients Sky Yutaka and Stickyline. Housed in Fumihiko Maki’s brand-new architecture, the designers’ multi-media installations resonate with the innovative and social-orientated spirit of China’s new cultural platform.

As part of the inaugural exhibition “Minding the Digital”, Design Trust Seed Grant Recipient 2016, Sky Yutaka’s “Borrowed Nature” 2017 takes inspiration from traditional courtyard designs and explores the relationship between architecture and nature through a reimagined urban courtyard. Sky Yutaka is a multi-disciplinary architecture studio co-founded by Sarah Lee and Yutaka Yano. 

Situated at the Main Hall Gallery, Stickyline’s geometric design “On/off” 2017 employs environmental data of the Pearl River Delta region, and transforms these data into a three-dimensional visual form to raise awareness towards the fast-moving urban environment. Stickyline is a design studio co-founded by Soilworm Lai and Mic Leong.

Design Trust is also delighted to celebrate with Design Trust Grant Recipients Brendan Cormier and Luisa E. Mengoni, as well as Design Trust Futures Studio Mentor Sam Jacob at the opening of their exhibition “Values of Design” at V&A Museum’s first gallery in China at the Design Society. “Values of Design” reflects on how we measure values and its role in shaping designs. Featuring over 250 objects from the V&A permanent collection, the exhibition frames a global debate about design values.

Design Trust supported the team’s earlier research in design intelligence in Shenzhen and the PRD as part of the Design Trust Feature Grant 2015.


Photos courtesy of  ©Sky Yutaka ©Soilworm ©Design Society ©Zhang Chao.