Heritage is Innovation Design Dialogue

Heritage is innovation

Design dialogue

Design Trust Futures Studio makes visible the processes and positive role of design in the culture of contemporary design and production. In 2019, under the theme of ‘HERITAGE IS INNOVATION’ new conversations and site-specific objects are created at the historic 1936 Haw Par Mansion in Tai Hang curated by Marisa Yiu (Co-founder/ Executive Director, Design Trust).

The “Heritage Design Dialogue” and sharing takes place- weather permitting on the rooftop of Haw Par mansion- Friday 20th September 2019. Topic focuses on ‘DESIGN INNOVATION & CULTURAL HERITAGE’, highlighting the role of heritage, history, and archives in design, and the significance of innovation in materiality, craft-making, and design thinking in contemporary culture. Through a cultural lab design approach, how do we design from our collective memory infusing local values and global reach? What is the importance of innovation in cultural heritage, and how do we create new models of learning and prototyping processes?

Date
2019.09.20

Time
6pm – 8pm

Location
Haw Par Music, 15A Tai Hang Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Free admission. Limited capacity, first-come first-serve basis.

RSVP Here >

Enquiries studiolab@designtrust.hk

Speakers & Moderators
Michelle Chu (Design Director, Asia Tai Ping); Marisa Yiu (Co-founder/ Executive Director, Design Trust; Lead Curator of DTFS); Arnault Castel (Founder, Kapok) as co-moderator

DTFS 2019 Designers
Ire Tsui (Co-founder, design*lab), Sharon de Lyster (Founder, Narrative Made), Julie Progin & Jesse Mc Lin (Co-founders, Julie&Jesse) and Christine Lew (Co-founder, Studio Florian and Christine).

Heritage is innovation

Design dialogue

Design Trust Futures Studio makes visible the processes and positive role of design in the culture of contemporary design and production. In 2019, under the theme of ‘HERITAGE IS INNOVATION’ new conversations and site-specific objects are created at the historic 1936 Haw Par Mansion in Tai Hang curated by Marisa Yiu (Co-founder/ Executive Director, Design Trust).

The “Heritage Design Dialogue” and sharing takes place- weather permitting on the rooftop of Haw Par mansion- Friday 20th September 2019. Topic focuses on ‘DESIGN INNOVATION & CULTURAL HERITAGE’, highlighting the role of heritage, history, and archives in design, and the significance of innovation in materiality, craft-making, and design thinking in contemporary culture. Through a cultural lab design approach, how do we design from our collective memory infusing local values and global reach? What is the importance of innovation in cultural heritage, and how do we create new models of learning and prototyping processes?

Date
2019.09.20

Time
6pm – 8pm

Location
Haw Par Music, 15A Tai Hang Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Free admission. Limited capacity, first-come first-serve basis.

RSVP Here >

Enquiries studiolab@designtrust.hk

Speakers & Moderators
Michelle Chu (Design Director, Asia Tai Ping); Marisa Yiu (Co-founder/ Executive Director, Design Trust; Lead Curator of DTFS); Arnault Castel (Founder, Kapok) as co-moderator

DTFS 2019 Designers
Ire Tsui (Co-founder, design*lab), Sharon de Lyster (Founder, Narrative Made), Julie Progin & Jesse Mc Lin (Co-founders, Julie&Jesse) and Christine Lew (Co-founder, Studio Florian and Christine).


Upcoming exhibition at Haw Par Mansion, Hong Kong

Upcoming exhibition at Haw Par Mansion

Heritage is innovation

DTFS 2019 “Heritage is Innovation” Exhibition explores definitions of heritage, conservation and critical making through design. In its third iteration, the collective community of Design Trust Futures Studio (DTFS) has been creating new, site-specific objects inspired by the old 1936 Haw Par Mansion, heritage archives in Hong Kong and new methods of craft and making by exhibition partners, Tai Ping.

On view at Haw Par will be a culmination of site-specific objects by Hong Kong based designers, who have been involved in the Design Trust foundation as grant recipients and designer mentees during the past years.

DTFS 2019 “Heritage is Innovation” Exhibition

Date : 2019.9.13 (Fri) – 30 (Mon)
Location : Haw Par Music, 15A Tai Hang Rd, Tai Hang, Hong Kong

A series of guided tours, workshops and design dialogue will be presented during the exhibition period, sharing with the community how design and innovation can empower our collective heritage. All events are free of charge. Stay tuned for more details!

RSVP only please register here :
Public Tours *

Date : 2019.09.13 (Fri), 15 (Sun), 18 (Wed), 22 (Sun), 27 (Fri)
Time : 12pm – 1pm
Location: Haw Par Music, 15A Tai Hang Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong

*Limited capacity, first-come first-serve basis

Curators, Mentors and Partners: Alexander Groves & Azusa Murakami (Studio Swine), Brendan Cormier, Douglas Young (Goods of Desire), Frank Leung & Irene Lai (via.), Ho Puay-Peng, Hunter Tura, Lyndon Neri & Rosanna Hu (Neri & Hu), Michael Young, Roger Wu (Haw Par Music), Michelle Chu (Tai Ping) and Marisa Yiu (Design Trust).

Designer Mentees: Adonian Chan, Elaine Yan Ling Ng, Florian Wegenast & Christine Lew, Ire Tsui, Michael Leung & Rony Chan, Julie Progin & Jesse Mc Lin, Polly Ho & Andy Wong, Sharon Tsang-de Lyster, Xavier Tsang

Upcoming exhibition at Haw Par Mansion

Heritage is innovation

DTFS 2019 “Heritage is Innovation” Exhibition explores definitions of heritage, conservation and critical making through design. In its third iteration, the collective community of Design Trust Futures Studio (DTFS) has been creating new, site-specific objects inspired by the old 1936 Haw Par Mansion, heritage archives in Hong Kong and new methods of craft and making by exhibition partners, Tai Ping.

On view at Haw Par will be a culmination of site-specific objects by Hong Kong based designers, who have been involved in the Design Trust foundation as grant recipients and designer mentees during the past years.

DTFS 2019 “Heritage is Innovation” Exhibition

Date : 2019.9.13 (Fri) – 30 (Mon)
Location : Haw Par Music, 15A Tai Hang Rd, Tai Hang, Hong Kong

A series of guided tours, workshops and design dialogue will be presented during the exhibition period, sharing with the community how design and innovation can empower our collective heritage. All events are free of charge. Stay tuned for more details!

RSVP only please register here :
Public Tours *

Date : 2019.09.13 (Fri), 15 (Sun), 18 (Wed), 22 (Sun), 27 (Fri)
Time : 12pm – 1pm
Location: Haw Par Music, 15A Tai Hang Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong

*Limited capacity, first-come first-serve basis

Curators, Mentors and Partners: Alexander Groves & Azusa Murakami (Studio Swine), Brendan Cormier, Douglas Young (Goods of Desire), Frank Leung & Irene Lai (via.), Ho Puay-Peng, Hunter Tura, Lyndon Neri & Rosanna Hu (Neri & Hu), Michael Young, Roger Wu (Haw Par Music), Michelle Chu (Tai Ping) and Marisa Yiu (Design Trust).

Designer Mentees: Adonian Chan, Elaine Yan Ling Ng, Florian Wegenast & Christine Lew, Ire Tsui, Michael Leung & Rony Chan, Julie Progin & Jesse Mc Lin, Polly Ho & Andy Wong, Sharon Tsang-de Lyster, Xavier Tsang


Julie & Jesse in RTHK program 'The Works'

RTHK program 'The Works'

Design Trust Futures Studio 2019

Many who have lived in or visited Hong Kong in recent decades will remember the fantasy land of The Tiger Balm Garden, and particularly its sometimes-garish sculptural depictions of hell. It was built in 1935 by Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the two Burmese-Chinese brothers who created the ointment brand, Tiger Balm.
The site, in Tai Hang, included the family mansion, the Haw Par Mansion, a private garden, and the Tiger Balm Garden which was opened to the public.

Sadly, in 2004, the Tiger Balm Garden was demolished. The ownership of the mansion and the private garden was transferred to the government, which eventually designated it as the location for the Haw Par Music Foundation. At the end of March, the Hong Kong Design Trust used the premises to introduce a project that highlights the relationship between heritage and innovation.

RTHK program 'The Works'

Design Trust Futures Studio 2019

Many who have lived in or visited Hong Kong in recent decades will remember the fantasy land of The Tiger Balm Garden, and particularly its sometimes-garish sculptural depictions of hell. It was built in 1935 by Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the two Burmese-Chinese brothers who created the ointment brand, Tiger Balm.
The site, in Tai Hang, included the family mansion, the Haw Par Mansion, a private garden, and the Tiger Balm Garden which was opened to the public.

Sadly, in 2004, the Tiger Balm Garden was demolished. The ownership of the mansion and the private garden was transferred to the government, which eventually designated it as the location for the Haw Par Music Foundation. At the end of March, the Hong Kong Design Trust used the premises to introduce a project that highlights the relationship between heritage and innovation.


Exhibition of prototypes for “Heritage is Innovation”

Heritage is Innovation

Design Trust Futures Studio 2019

Proud to be a part of the Design Trust Futures Studio 2019 looking at the theme “Heritage is Innovation”. March 25th 2019 we presented miniatures and prototype sketches of our future project about Tiger Balm Gardens at Haw Par Mansion.

“In 2019, the theme and concept of Design Trust Futures Studio (DTFS) is ‘HERITAGE IS INNOVATION’. With this focus, DTFS 2019 curates new conversations and site-specific objects with Hong Kong-based designers, many of whom have been involved in Design Trust as grant recipients and designer mentees over the past years. Check out our Design Prototypes Preview at the historic 1936 Haw Par Mansion in Tai Hang, and explore how they can extend to other cultures and communities beyond Hong Kong.”

Taking on the alternate role of contemporary archaeologists, alchemists and designers we are experimenting with ceramic and textile in the making of sculptural objects to incite visitors of Haw Par Mansion to look, travel, wander and dwell into a reinterpreted microcosm of the lost Tiger Balm Gardens.
Called “Terra Mobile”, our project contains multi-layered narratives that explore with wit and nuance the didactic, sculptural, unconventional yet traditional qualities of Aw Boon Haw’s visionary wonderland.
Investigating the possibilities of using waste threads from Tai Ping’s production line in the making of a new clay body we intend to fashion a cognitive, playful and poetic rendition of the garden’s landscape elements tracing their lineage to weave a thread between past, present and future and activate the gardens of Haw Par Mansion.

Designers: Adonian Chan (Co-founder, Trilingua Design), Elaine Yan Ling Ng (Founder, The Fabrick Lab), Florian Wegenast and Christine Lew (Co-founder, Studio Florian + Christine), Ire Tsui, Michael Leung and Rony Chan (Co-founders, Design*Lab), Julie Progin and Jesse Mclin (Co-founders, Julie & Jesse), 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)

Programme partner: Tai Ping, and advisor Roger Wu (Executive Director, Project Development, Haw Par Music Foundation).

Photo courtesy of Design Trust

Heritage is Innovation

Design Trust Futures Studio 2019

Proud to be a part of the Design Trust Futures Studio 2019 looking at the theme “Heritage is Innovation”. March 25th 2019 we presented miniatures and prototype sketches of our future project about Tiger Balm Gardens at Haw Par Mansion.

“In 2019, the theme and concept of Design Trust Futures Studio (DTFS) is ‘HERITAGE IS INNOVATION’. With this focus, DTFS 2019 curates new conversations and site-specific objects with Hong Kong-based designers, many of whom have been involved in Design Trust as grant recipients and designer mentees over the past years. Check out our Design Prototypes Preview at the historic 1936 Haw Par Mansion in Tai Hang, and explore how they can extend to other cultures and communities beyond Hong Kong.”

Taking on the alternate role of contemporary archaeologists, alchemists and designers we are experimenting with ceramic and textile in the making of sculptural objects to incite visitors of Haw Par Mansion to look, travel, wander and dwell into a reinterpreted microcosm of the lost Tiger Balm Gardens.
Called “Terra Mobile”, our project contains multi-layered narratives that explore with wit and nuance the didactic, sculptural, unconventional yet traditional qualities of Aw Boon Haw’s visionary wonderland.
Investigating the possibilities of using waste threads from Tai Ping’s production line in the making of a new clay body we intend to fashion a cognitive, playful and poetic rendition of the garden’s landscape elements tracing their lineage to weave a thread between past, present and future and activate the gardens of Haw Par Mansion.

Designers: Adonian Chan (Co-founder, Trilingua Design), Elaine Yan Ling Ng (Founder, The Fabrick Lab), Florian Wegenast and Christine Lew (Co-founder, Studio Florian + Christine), Ire Tsui, Michael Leung and Rony Chan (Co-founders, Design*Lab), Julie Progin and Jesse Mclin (Co-founders, Julie & Jesse), 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)

Programme partner: Tai Ping, and advisor Roger Wu (Executive Director, Project Development, Haw Par Music Foundation).

Photo courtesy of Design Trust


“Heritage is Innovation”, design dialogue, the photos

Design Trust Futures Studio 2019 “Heritage is Innovation”

Design Dialogue

Proud to have been a part of the design dialogue about how heritage and identity plays into design.

Designers: Adonian Chan (Co-founder, Trilingua Design), Elaine Yan Ling Ng (Founder, The Fabrick Lab), Florian Wegenast and Christine Lew (Co-founder, Studio Florian + Christine), Ire Tsui, Michael Leung and Rony Chan (Co-founders, Design*Lab), Julie Progin and Jesse Mclin (Co-founders, Julie & Jesse), 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)

Programme partner: Tai Ping, and advisor Roger Wu (Executive Director, Project Development, Haw Par Music Foundation).

Photo courtesy of Design Trust

Design Trust Futures Studio 2019 “Heritage is Innovation”

Design Dialogue

Proud to have been a part of the design dialogue about how heritage and identity plays into design.

Designers: Adonian Chan (Co-founder, Trilingua Design), Elaine Yan Ling Ng (Founder, The Fabrick Lab), Florian Wegenast and Christine Lew (Co-founder, Studio Florian + Christine), Ire Tsui, Michael Leung and Rony Chan (Co-founders, Design*Lab), Julie Progin and Jesse Mclin (Co-founders, Julie & Jesse), 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)

Programme partner: Tai Ping, and advisor Roger Wu (Executive Director, Project Development, Haw Par Music Foundation).

Photo courtesy of Design Trust


Upcoming exhibition at Haw Par Mansion, Hong Kong

Upcoming exhibition at Haw Par Mansion

Heritage is innovation

Join us at Design Trust Futures Studio 2019 “Heritage is Innovation” Guided Tours at Haw Par Mansion! Come see the creations and prototypes of the DTFS 2019 Mentees and join the conversation on the importance and role Heritage plays in Hong Kong culture.

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

RSVP only please register here: https://bit.ly/2HD8CtZ*Limited capacity, first-come first-serve basis

Designers: Adonian Chan (Co-founder, Trilingua Design), Elaine Yan Ling Ng (Founder, The Fabrick Lab), Florian Wegenast and Christine Lew (Co-founder, Studio Florian + Christine), Ire Tsui, Michael Leung and Rony Chan (Co-founders, Design*Lab), Julie Progin and Jesse Mclin (Co-founders, Julie & Jesse), 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)

Programme partner: Tai Ping, and advisor Roger Wu (Executive Director, Project Development, Haw Par Music Foundation).

Upcoming exhibition at Haw Par Mansion

Heritage is innovation

Join us at Design Trust Futures Studio 2019 “Heritage is Innovation” Guided Tours at Haw Par Mansion! Come see the creations and prototypes of the DTFS 2019 Mentees and join the conversation on the importance and role Heritage plays in Hong Kong culture.

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

RSVP only please register here: https://bit.ly/2HD8CtZ*Limited capacity, first-come first-serve basis

Designers: Adonian Chan (Co-founder, Trilingua Design), Elaine Yan Ling Ng (Founder, The Fabrick Lab), Florian Wegenast and Christine Lew (Co-founder, Studio Florian + Christine), Ire Tsui, Michael Leung and Rony Chan (Co-founders, Design*Lab), Julie Progin and Jesse Mclin (Co-founders, Julie & Jesse), 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)

Programme partner: Tai Ping, and advisor Roger Wu (Executive Director, Project Development, Haw Par Music Foundation).