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

25. 3. 2019


DTFS 2019 curates and explores the animated definitions of Hong Kong identity through new conversations and site-specific objects by Hong Kong based designers, who have been involved as grant recipients and designer mentees for the last years, whilst mentored by established designers and architects. The programme experiments with a series of design dialogues and prototypes in the old 1936 Haw Par Mansion, and its extension to other cultures and communities beyond Hong Kong. Please join us for design dialogues and guided tours during the occasion of Art Basel during 26-31 March.


Design Trust Futures Studio “Heritage is Innovation” Design Dialogue at Haw Par Mansion

Introduction by Lead Curator Marisa Yiu (Co-founder/ Executive Director, Design Trust), sharing by DTFS 2019 International Mentor Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami (Co-founders, Studio Swine) and Hunter Tura (President and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Mau Design). The dialogue will include further conversations with mentor and mentees.

Venue: 15 Tai Hang Rd, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Date: Tue 26 Mar
Time: 1-3pm
RSVP: https://bit.ly/2u92OAv 
* Limited capacity, first-come first-served!


Design Trust Futures Studio “Heritage is Innovation” Guided Tours at Haw Par Mansion
Venue: 15 Tai Hang Rd, Tai Hang, Hong Kong

Date and Times:
Thu 28 Mar: 1-2pm
Fri 29 Mar: 7-8pm
Sat 30 Mar: 1-2pm
Sun 31 Mar: 1-2pm

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2HD8CtZ

*Options for English and Cantonese tours are available with limited capacity, first-come first-served!

Mentees: Adonian Chan (Co-founder, Trilingua Design), Elaine Yan Ling Ng (Founder, The Fabrick Lab), Florian Wegenast and Christine Lew (Co-founders, Studio Florian + Christine), Ire Tsui, Michael Leung and Rony Chan (Co-founders, Design*Lab), Julie Progin and Jesse Mc Lin (Co-founders, Latitude 22N), Polly Ho and Andy Wong (Co-founders, Loom Loop), Sharon de Lyster (Founder, Narrative Made), and Xavier Tsang (Founder, BeCandle); Mentors: Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami (Co-founders, Studio Swine), Brendan Cormier (Senior Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum), Douglas Young (CEO & Co-founder, GOD), Hunter Tura (President and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Mau Design), Irene Lai and Frank Leung (Director and Founder/ Principal via.), Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu (Founding Partners, Neri and Hu), Michael Young (Founder, Michael Young Studio) and Puay-Peng Ho (Head of Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore); Lead Curator: Marisa Yiu (Co-founder/ Executive Director, Design Trust); Partner Foundation: Roger Wu (Executive Director, Project Development, Haw Par Music Foundation); Programme Partner: Michelle Chu (Design Director, Asia, Tai Ping)

Programme Partner: Tai Ping
Established in 1956, Tai Ping is a custom handmade carpet house known for its innovation, expertise and heritage, celebrated archive, unparalleled design and service that has won international acclaim. Recognised for over six decades as choice for a discerning global clientele, Tai Ping graces the floors of the most prestigious residences, boutiques, hotels, private jets and yachts around the world. Headquartered in Hong Kong, with 14 showrooms across Europe, Asia and North America, Tai Ping creates designs and customises its creations to the unique vision of its clientele.

Partner Foundation: Haw Par Music
Haw Par Music is a not-for-profit educational organisation formed in 2013 to serve a dual purpose. To create and operate Haw Par Music Farm, a centre for cross-cultural exchange through music (Chinese and Western), art and culture, from the former Haw Par Mansion; and to conserve and revitalize the unique former Haw Par Mansion, in partnership with HKSAR Government under its Revitalising Historic Buildings through Partnership Scheme as a heritage landmark open to the public.