Upcoming: The Ambassadors’ Ball 2016

23. 9. 2016


The Ambassadors’ Ball 2016 will take place on Friday, 4 November 2016 at PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong. Net proceeds from this annual fundraising evening will benefit Design Trust, a platform that supports and stimulates the positive process of design though project based grants, creative sharing to engage communities in Hong Kong, the Greater Pearl River Delta Region and internationally.

The establishment of the Design Trust initiative in 2014, has positively impacted the design community in support to scholars, design researchers and practitioners. Although still a small organisation, this grant initiative hopes to build on its past achievements to make a larger impact here in Hong Kong and the region. In providing fellowships with partnering overseas and local institutions, grant recipients expand their portfolios, in the field of research, skills building or practice. In addition, Design Trust aims to actively accelerate the development of meaningful projects that advocate the positive role of design. Design disciplines include graphics, wearable technologies, product design, architecture to the environment.

The annual Ambassadors’ Ball brings together passionate individuals and organisations, united by the desire to celebrate and promote Hong Kong’s rich community of creativity and design. As in past years, with our live and silent auctions, guests may expect some exceptional and limited edition works of art, furniture and décor items from some of the most celebrated names in the local and international art and design circles.

Appointed as Creative Director for this year’s Ball is Stickyline, a young emerging Hong Kong based studio. Co-founded by Soilworm Lai and Mic Leong, they specialize in paper crafting with eco-friendly and surprising outcomes and will be lending their unique design approaches to the celebratory event.

This annual benefit is a hallmark of this vibrant city’s societal calendar and benefits from the generous patronage of a guest list composed of the city’s elite movers & shakers, captains of industries, design industry influencers and stakeholders, art connoisseurs, creative talents, collectors and society icons. At the last installment of The Ambassadors’ Ball in 2015, graced by Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for the Hong Kong SAR, over HK$ 6 million was raised. Click HERE to view our alumni of grant recipients.  

We take pleasure in inviting you to take part in this momentous occasion by purchasing a table, taking an advertisement in the event booklet or donating an auction item. Your involvement will help our mission to create and support a variety of meaningful projects aimed at the greater community. To find out more on how you can support this meaningful benefit, please review our appeal letter or email ask@designtrust.hk.


Design Trust would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors and patrons from The Ambassadors' Ball 2015.


SPONSORS:  Blake’s, Collector Square, The Madison Group, Sino Group


PREMIUM TABLE: Antonia Li, Claudine Ying, Jennie Wong, Kino Law, M K Lau Foundation, Ruth Chao, Victor Lo

PLATINUM TABLE: Alan Lo, CatchOn, Desiree Au & Marisa Yiu, Edith Law, James M Fong, Joyce Tam, Kai-Yin Lo, Laura Zhou, Mary Anne Choo, Michelle Cheng, Vivian & Frederick Fong, Winston Chan & Tan Eng-Guan, Yenn Wong

GOLD TABLE: Aussco Living, Katherine Schaefer, Levina Li-Cadman & Vinay Melwani, Vicky Lam


ART & DESIGN: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Adrian Wong, Alan Chan, anothermountainman, Bleu Nature, The Cat Street Gallery, Cherie Chung, Claire & Francis Heritage Lane, Collector Square, colourliving, Douglas Young, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Friedman Benda, Frog King Kwok, Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Huit, Gallery ALL, Heatherwick Studio, Halo, Joyce Wang Studio, Kai-Yin Lo, Lehmann Maupin, Lucie Chang Fine Arts, The Madison Group, Michael Young, M K Lau Foundation, NEIMAN MOLENAAR, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Pearl Lam Galleries, Simon Lee Gallery, Studioilse Ltd, Sunil Sippy, Tai Ping Carpets, Tang Tang Tang Tang, Timothy Oulton, Tom Dixon, ViA, Vitamin Creative Space, William To,William Zhao, X+Q Art, Xu Jing

LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL:  ACTS Hospitality Ltd, Alila Hotels and Resorts, Capella Singapore, Cé La Vi, Duddell’s, dunhill (Richemont Asia Pacific Ltd), EAST Miami,Fish School, George’s, Heywood Hill, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Lily & Bloom,Loft Niseko, MGM Macau, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental-Hong Kong, Mr & Mrs Fox, New Majestic Hotel Singapore, New World Beijing, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Rosewood Beijing, Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain ,Stoke Park, Swire Hotels, The Pawn, The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Temple House, Unlisted Collection, The Upper House

WINES & CIGARS: Black Pine Private Equity Partners, M K Lau Foundation,Nicholas Tung, Perrier-Jouët Champagne, Stanley Sun, Te Ming Chen