Cover Jimmy K.W Chan and Marisa Yiu at the Design Trust pop-up at PMQ on February 5.

The CNY-themed pop-up took place at PMQ from February 4-7

PMQ was abuzz on Friday, February 5 when Design Trust held an intimate afternoon showcase of a specially curated selection of works ahead of Chinese New Year. The pop-up, which lasted four days, revealed new items from the non-profit organisation’s Critically Homemade initiative, created by the foundation’s co-founder and executive director Marisa Yiu in 2020 to alleviate the strain on the pandemic-stricken design community.

The exhibit featured 39 designs hand-selected by Design Trust committee members and patrons. These works were created while adhering to two main design rules: they had to be homemade and they had to reflect the current social climate. Using creativity and ingenuity, the pieces included a resin sculpture series signed by artist Kacey Wong, numbered edition prints by Stanley Wong (anothermountainman), and a special collaboration signed box of masks by Goods of Desire founder Douglas Young and Thailand’s Savinee Buranasilapin.

The art and design community came out in full force to celebrate the socially distanced occasion, which supports Design Trust’s research and grant programmes, including four micro-parks around the city, located in areas such as Tsuen Wan, Yau Tsim Mong and Shek Tong Tsui.

Among the crowd were Julien-Loïc Garin, Elaine Kwok, Alan Lo, Leslie Tsang and Bastian Wong. 

The artworks can be viewed and purchased on Design Trust's e-pop up here.

See also: Design Trust Follows Up "Critically Homemade" Initiative With Winter Showcase

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