ANNOUNCEMENTS

21. 12. 2020

Micro-initiatives and City Culture at BODW 2020

“Design Trust: Critically Homemade” Micro-initiatives and City Culture took place at BODW on 5 December 2020 - a virtual design dialogue on the role of giving, making and new models of philanthropy. The Lead Curator, partners, designers and retailers shared on this panel about the Hong Kong micro-initiative from their unique context to support cultural [...]
21. 12. 2020

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Select Showcase

In celebration of the launch of “DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” Winter Showcase, DESIGN TRUST Champion K11 hosted the Select Showcase at Gold Ball, K11 MUSEA from 11 November 2020 to 6 December 2020. The “DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” Select Showcase features 24 designs that have been selected and developed into limited edition products by Design [...]
21. 12. 2020

#GIVETOGIVEMORE Winter Showcase and e-POPUP online shop is launched

Support Design Trust’s community mission! Please visit Design Trust’s e-PopUp and pick your holiday season designer gifts now. DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade, a micro-initiative conceptualised by Marisa Yiu (Co-Founder / Executive Director of Design Trust) was created with a desire to reconnect and to reduce our social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Through creative [...]
21. 12. 2020

Winter Greetings from Design Trust | Message From Executive Director

Message from Marisa Yiu, Co-Founder / Executive Director   This year has truly been unbelievable, both the sense of community collaboration, the pooling of resources and acts of generosity no matter big or small that we have witnessed. The last year and recently the past months have been challenging, with Hong Kong going through its [...]
21. 12. 2020

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Collectors Showcase

The "DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade" Collectors Showcase featured 18 original prototypes available as one-of-a-kind or limited edition collector’s items. These thoughtful handmade creations respond to the COVID-19 challenges – from established and world renowned designers to emerging design talents alike – combine impeccable craftsmanship, ingenuity and creativity to deliver an inspiring collectible. The silent auction [...]
21. 12. 2020

DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade Virtual Event

DESIGN TRUST’s first virtual experimental fundraising event with an evening of the Milestone Book Launch, creative sharing by special guest Hans Ulrich Obrist with a mini keynote lecture and silent auction of collectibles in benefit of DESIGN TRUST took place on December 3rd 2020. The event was co-hosted by Design Trustee, Adrian Cheng and Co-founder/ [...]
8. 10. 2020

Announcement of our 2020 Design Trust Milestone Portfolio

Design Trust is proud to share that since 2014, our platform has supported over 125 grantees and fellows to date and benefiting over 42,100 members of the public directly through our programmes, workshops and exhibitions. Over the years our community has also expanded with over 120 mentees, mentors, advisors and collaborators. 2020 has been a [...]
8. 10. 2020

2019 M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship Public Talks

    2019 M+ / Design Trust Research Fellows — Oliver Elser and Yasmin Tri Aryani — have presented the findings of their research in two online virtual public talks in September, 2020. Oliver Elser examined various notions of Brutalism in Hong Kong, juxtaposing examples in Hong Kong with those in Mainland China and Taiwan […]

8. 10. 2020

“DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” Prototype Exhibition Highlights and Programmes

“DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” Prototype Exhibition opened on Monday 21 September 2020 at House Studio of Soho House Hong Kong, for a two-week exhibition until Sunday 4th October 2020. Since its formation, “DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” has been a micro-initiative rooted in the idea of community, recognising its essential role in paving a positive and [...]
8. 10. 2020

Recent Programme Highlights

Design Trust is grateful for the continuous support we are receiving from the community, and for the opportunities to share our vision with the industry and the public. We are pleased to share the media highlights from our “DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” Prototype Exhibition at House Studio of Soho House Hong Kong. Since May, our […]