4. 4. 2019

Welcoming of three new Board Members: Gabriela Kennedy, Ivan Pun and Kam Sen Lau and Advisory Board Members

Design Trust is excited to welcome three new members to the Board: Gabriela Kennedy, Partner of Mayer Brown, Ivan Pun, Founder of Pun + Projects and Kamsen Lau, Executive Director of Lifestyle International Holdings. In addition, new members serving on our International Advisory Council and GBA Council: David Gianotten, Managing Partner-Architect of OMA, Irene Lam, Head of Public Relations at Cheil Greater China, Marc Cansier, Co-founder of Marc & Chantal, and Kate Jones, Creative and Cultural Director of At Liberty Ltd.

25. 3. 2019

Upcoming Event | Design Trust Futures Studio 2019 “Heritage is Innovation”

Design Trust is pleased to launch the next edition of Design Trust Futures Studio 2019 “Heritage is Innovation” in the old 1936 Haw Par Mansion. DTFS 2019 curates new conversations, site-specific objects by Hong Kong based designers, who have been involved in the Design Trust foundation as grant recipients and designer mentees for the last years. Join us for some exciting guided tours and thought-provoking dialogues during Art Basel Week.

20. 3. 2019

Design Trust Call for Grants: April 2019 cycle

Design Trust 2019 April Grant Application is now open. Share with us your ideas and proposals by 20 April 2019. Design Trust offers grants to designers, curators, collectives and non-profit organisations for project proposals that are relevant to the context and content of Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area region. Grant Recipients from the January 2019 cycle include Cao Fei (China); Ip Yuk-Yiu (Hong Kong); Jeroen van Ameijde (Hong Kong); Stephanie Fung and her team of UpCycling Plus (Hong Kong); Isabel Mager (Netherlands); and Brendan Cormier (London).

15. 10. 2018

Upcoming: The Ambassadors’ Ball 2018 in benefit of Design Trust

The Ambassadors’ Ball, the annual gala fundraising dinner for Design Trust, is proud to have Prada as its Title Sponsor, and to announce a collaboration with Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA, who as Creative Directors present an explorative theme for the gala, titled “HYPER ENVIRONMENT”. HYPER ENVIRONMENT examines the ever-changing relationship between the vast non-urban and urban areas on earth.

24. 9. 2018

New International Advisory Council Member: Tom Dixon

Design Trust is thrilled to welcome Tom Dixon as our new International Advisory Council Member. Tom Dixon (OBE) is a world-renowned British designer and Creative Director of eponymous brand Tom Dixon (est. 2002). His works are included in permanent collections of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the V&A and MoMA. Tom is excited to work with Design Trust in empowering talented designers and research scholars to positively impact our community.

24. 9. 2018

Design Trust Grant Recipients Brian Kwok & Anneke Coppoolse | Exhibition: DESIGNING THE SPECTACLE – Pre-Digital Graphic Design Practices

Design Trust Grant Recipients Brian Kwok and Anneke Coppoolse (Information Design Lab) recently held an exhibition showcasing their research in the design and craftsmanship of neon lights in Hong Kong. This survey of the design and production of a key part of the city’s visual culture traces the history of Hong Kong’s graphic design in the pre-digital age. The exhibition took place at Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Jockey Club Innovation Tower from 20th to 30th August 2018.

24. 9. 2018

Design Trust Futures Studio 2017 | Shortlisted for the 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year

Design Trust Futures Studio 2017 has been shortlisted for the 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year Award. Design Museum in London presents this annual award to recognise the world’s most innovative design concepts and products. As part of the shortlist of 87 nominees in categories spanning fashion, graphics, architecture, product, digital and transport, Design Trust Futures Studio 2017 is displaying selected works at the Design Museum from 12th September 2018 to 6th January 2019.

24. 9. 2018

M+/ Design Trust Fellowship | 2018 Recipients Research-In-Progress Presentation

Design Trust joined M+ / Design Trust Research Fellows Hugh Davies’ and Fan Lok Yi & Sampson Wong’s research-in-progress presentation on 1st August 2018 at the M+ headquarters. Hugh Davies’ research explores the history of technology, screen practices, and expansive games. The team of Fan Lok Yi and Sampson Wong investigates “revolutionary playgrounds” during the 1960s and 1970s in Hong Kong, focusing on Shek Lei Playground and its extended context in East Asia.

24. 9. 2018

Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 | New York Research Trip

Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 travelled to New York for a research tour consisting of a range of studio visits, workshops, field trips, as well as exchanges with New York based institutions, schools and academies. Visits included Diller Scofidio + Renfro studio, nARCHITECTS, The High Line, Pentagram studio, Project for Public Spaces, Storefront for Art and Architecture, as well as various museums and other parks and creative studios. The design teams also presented their micro-park projects under this year’s theme “Play is for the people” at The Architectural League of New York.

3. 9. 2018

DTFS 2018: Studies on the Future of Micro-Parks at The Architectural League of New York

A presentation by members of the Design Trust 2018 Futures Studio, Marisa Yiu (Co-founder/ Executive Director, Design Trust Hong Kong), Mimi Hoang (Co-founding Principal of nARCHITECTS; Mentor of DTFS 2018), and others. Followed by an informal discussion and reception. Date: Friday, 7 September 2018 Time: 3-5pm Venue: The Architectural League of New York Address: 594 […]