Colour­ful Utopia

A record-break­ing HK$10.5M was raised for the Design Trust at the Am­bas­sadors Ball

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“Hyper­en­vi­ron­ment” was the theme of the Design Trust’s an­nual Am­bas­sadors Ball, which was held at the Kerry Ho­tel and pre­sented by ti­tle spon­sor Prada. In­ter­na­tion­ally renowned ar­chi­tects Rem Kool­haas, the found­ing part­ner of the firm OMA, and David Gian­ot­ten, OMA’S man­ag­ing part­ner, were the cre­ative di­rec­tors and guests of hon­our. The evening kicked off with a cock­tail re­cep­tion dur­ing which guests, in­clud­ing Hong Kong Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Car­rie Lam, Vic­tor Lo and Rosanna Wong, were able to view the art­work to go un­der the ham­mer. No­table lots in­cluded works by Daido Moriyama and Joan Miró, and lux­u­ri­ous fur­ni­ture by Po­liform.

Af­ter cock­tails, the guests en­tered a ball­room trans­formed into a neon green and pink won­der­land that per­fectly em­bod­ied the evening’s theme. High points from the din­ner in­cluded the live auc­tion, with Phillips’ Jonathan Crock­ett wield­ing the ham­mer. His lively and hu­mor­ous ban­ter with in­ter­na­tional news cor­re­spon­dent James Chau, who was the host for the evening, was en­ter­tain­ing—and lu­cra­tive, as over HK$10.5 mil­lion was raised, a new record for the Design Trust. Af­ter din­ner, guests headed down­stairs, where they were treated to an elec­tri­fy­ing per­for­mance by DJS Mimi Xu, Bene­dict Ku, Diana d’aren­berg and Edi­presse Me­dia Hong Kong’s Sean Fitzpa­trick.

Alan Lo and Yenn Wong Sean Fitzpa­trick, Mimi Xu and Bene­dict Ku Marisa Yiu, David Gian­ot­ten, Rem Kool­haas, Mimi Pun and Ar­mando Tolomelli

Eleanor Lam

Jan­ice Chan-choy

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