Pocket Garden exhibits at Soho House, Hong Kong

Design Trust

Critically Homemade

“DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” was born out of a survey within the Design Trust community and to date we have 70+ designers donating their time and creative works towards the programme. Participants include Design Trust grantees, fellows, advisors, Design Trust Futures Studio (DTFS) mentors and mentees, as well as its extended local and international community, to create a prototype (sized 20 x 20 x 20cm max) at home, that responds to and offers solutions to current societal and environmental challenges. Designers were allotted three weeks each to create their object and were encouraged to collaborate and design for a wide-ranging audience.

“DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” will grow into a wider community exhibition and fundraising programme with the prototype launch at Soho House’s House Studio opening to the public on 21st September – 4th October 2020. Following the exhibition, our Design Trust Champion partners will be involved in a vetting procedure to determine prototypes to be further developed. These final objects will be part of a community fundraising programme of designer items and one-of-a-kind experiences. All proceeds will go towards the ongoing funding of Design Trust seed grants in relation to the COVID-19 challenges and provide immediate support to social/design programmes that will benefit the wider community.

Where
House Studio, Soho House Hong Kong, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan

When
21 September 21 to October 4 2020

Opening hours
Daily 12 pm to 7 pm

RSVP here >

Design Trust

Critically Homemade

“DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” was born out of a survey within the Design Trust community and to date we have 70+ designers donating their time and creative works towards the programme. Participants include Design Trust grantees, fellows, advisors, Design Trust Futures Studio (DTFS) mentors and mentees, as well as its extended local and international community, to create a prototype (sized 20 x 20 x 20cm max) at home, that responds to and offers solutions to current societal and environmental challenges. Designers were allotted three weeks each to create their object and were encouraged to collaborate and design for a wide-ranging audience.

“DESIGN TRUST: Critically Homemade” will grow into a wider community exhibition and fundraising programme with the prototype launch at Soho House’s House Studio opening to the public on 21st September – 4th October 2020. Following the exhibition, our Design Trust Champion partners will be involved in a vetting procedure to determine prototypes to be further developed. These final objects will be part of a community fundraising programme of designer items and one-of-a-kind experiences. All proceeds will go towards the ongoing funding of Design Trust seed grants in relation to the COVID-19 challenges and provide immediate support to social/design programmes that will benefit the wider community.

Where
House Studio, Soho House Hong Kong, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan

When
21 September 21 to October 4 2020

Opening hours
Daily 12 pm to 7 pm

RSVP here >

Upcoming exhibition at Hangzhou Canal Culture & Art Centre

Matter Matters

City Arts Festival

The global instability has given us a chance to both strip old mindsets and embrace new developments in New Materials that would otherwise gone unnoticed. “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down”. Kurt Vonnegut’s remark at the end of the last century appears more fitting than ever today. The sudden “social distancing“ temporarily prevents human interaction, yet it also gives us an ample amount of time to reflect on material, spirituality, and creativity. We gradually realize that the objects we have taken for granted appear differently now. So we start asking. What makes a material meaningful? What materials truly add value to society? Where do everyday objects come from? And where will they go? What do we need to prepare, both physically and mentally, for the upcoming post-pandemic lifestyle?

We are proud to be showing showing our latest installation of 12 porcelain vases called ‘The Jingtao Cichang Project’ alongside 33 global frontier designers, artists, scientists, and material creators.

Where
Hangzhou Canal Culture & Art Centre

When
August 8, 2020
September 6, 2020

Matter Matters

City Arts Festival

The global instability has given us a chance to both strip old mindsets and embrace new developments in New Materials that would otherwise gone unnoticed. “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down”. Kurt Vonnegut’s remark at the end of the last century appears more fitting than ever today. The sudden “social distancing“ temporarily prevents human interaction, yet it also gives us an ample amount of time to reflect on material, spirituality, and creativity. We gradually realize that the objects we have taken for granted appear differently now. So we start asking. What makes a material meaningful? What materials truly add value to society? Where do everyday objects come from? And where will they go? What do we need to prepare, both physically and mentally, for the upcoming post-pandemic lifestyle?

We are proud to be showing showing our latest installation of 12 porcelain vases called ‘The Jingtao Cichang Project’ alongside 33 global frontier designers, artists, scientists, and material creators.

Where
Hangzhou Canal Culture & Art Centre

When
August 8, 2020
September 6, 2020


Julie and Jesse Studio Tour

Studio tour

Saturday February 22, 2020

Due to popular demand, we are opening our studio for a tour!

We love to host visits of our studio, show our process and engage in a dialogue about design, craft and art.
The visit lasts up to an hour, hour and a half, during which we will introduce you to our practice, discuss our projects, the work on display, answer all your questions and tour the studio. RSVP required*

Tour of ceramic studio led by Julie Progin & Jesse Mc Lin

Date
2020.02.22(Sat)

Time
11pm – 12pm

Location
Unit 16B, Man Foong Industrial Unit, 7 Cheung Lee Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

*Max 20 people, first come first serve.

Studio tour

Saturday February 22, 2020

Due to popular demand, we are opening our studio for a tour!

We love to host visits of our studio, show our process and engage in a dialogue about design, craft and art.
The visit lasts up to an hour, hour and a half, during which we will introduce you to our practice, discuss our projects, the work on display, answer all your questions and tour the studio. RSVP required*

Tour of ceramic studio led by Julie Progin & Jesse Mc Lin

Date
2020.02.22(Sat)

Time
11pm – 12pm

Location
Unit 16B, Man Foong Industrial Unit, 7 Cheung Lee Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

*Max 20 people, first come first serve.


Co-creating Hong Kong at Design Inspire, Photos

Co-creating Hong Kong

A design exhibition

Featuring 21 unique projects by Hong Kong’s emerging and leading designers, the “Co-creating Hong Kong: a Design+ Exhibition” was part of the HKDC Pavilion at DesignInspire. We showed our latest installation of 12 porcelain vases called ‘The Jingtao Cichang Project’.

Here are a few images of the exhibition.

Co-creating Hong Kong

A design exhibition

Featuring 21 unique projects by Hong Kong’s emerging and leading designers, the “Co-creating Hong Kong: a Design+ Exhibition” was part of the HKDC Pavilion at DesignInspire. We showed our latest installation of 12 porcelain vases called ‘The Jingtao Cichang Project’.

Here are a few images of the exhibition.


"Refined touch" exhibition photos

Refined touch

Crossover between design & craft

Here are a few images of the exhibition “Refined touch: crossover between design & craft” curated by Amy Chow for Design Spectrum, 7 Mallory Street.

Refined touch

Crossover between design & craft

Here are a few images of the exhibition “Refined touch: crossover between design & craft” curated by Amy Chow for Design Spectrum, 7 Mallory Street.