Design Trust Auction 2019 in support of long term research and cultural initiatives

17. 10. 2019

Love from Archigram © Archigram 2019

Design Trust, an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, announces collaboration with renowned architectural collective Archigram to create a virtual environment for this year’s annual charity event. Now in its 12th year, the event supports the growth of the Design Trust initiatives and programmes that advocate for the positive values design brings to our city and beyond. With a mission to advance design competency and expertise building for the benefit of the public, Design Trust supports young scholars and emerging designers to excel in their research work, projects and career growth.


Working alongside Design Trust Grantees and young architects, this year’s theme ‘The Archigram City’ is a testament of our collective imagination, community’s collaboration amongst generations and design’s strength and power to positively impact our city with hope and optimism. Design Trust is honoured to have Archigram’s Sir Peter Cook and Dennis Crompton as the Creative Directors for the invitation-only private auction event. At the event, the organisers will also announce its inaugural 'Design Trust Legacy Award' to a renowned design architect who has contributed extensively to Hong Kong, Asia and internationally.

As with every year, highlight of the evening is the Live and Silent auctions featuring exceptional and limited edition works of art, design, travel and lifestyle lots donated by renowned gallery, collector and luxury lifestyle partners. Net proceeds from the annual fundraiser will support Design Trust’s grants and fellowships, mentor-mentee programmes, and creative sharing with the audience of Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and internationally. In partnership with local and international institutions, Design Trust’s dynamic platform bridges diverse cross-disciplinary ideas to accelerate meaningful academic, social and environmental projects in benefit of the public. Some of the highlighted auction items include lot #6 Terra Mobile by Design Trust 2019 mentees Julie & Jesse, lot #8 Love from Archigram by Archigram, lot #9 Library Chair No. PJ-SI-54-A by P. Jeanneret, lot #15 Zaha Hadid Design, Custom Striation- RE/Formlot, lot #24 Cipher Pendant Horizontal L by Yabu Pushelberg and lot #37 Yi Suk Gung by Stickyline.


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The Live auction takes place on the evening of Saturday, 26 October 2019. We welcome absentee bids for the LIVE and silent auction by phone or email before 3:00pm HKT on Friday, 25 October. To receive an absentee bid form or for more information, please contact our team at


The online silent bidding will continue through till 10:30pm HKT on Saturday, 26 October. Registered patrons will be notified by email and SMS on Givergy platform.

Design Trust would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to our Board Members, Benefit Committee Members, Patrons, Creative Directors, Sponsors including Food & Beverage & Venue partner, and all the generous partners and auction lot donors for patronage that will help to shape and set a positive momentum for Design Trust.