It was happenstance that Douglas visited the Jumbo floating restaurant. Hong Kong was hit by the double whammy of social unrest and COVID, rendering tourists all but disappeared. This naturally hammered Jumbo's business, and by 2021, it ceased operation. Douglas was invited by the operator to have a look at the disused vessel and maybe submit some ideas for how to transform it.
Just months after he took the photographs, Jumbo was lost to the sea. It was a huge media sensation; everyone mourned its passing. Like many a demolished Hong Kong landmark, its significance was only realised after it was no longer around.
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- 230 (H) x 148 (W) x 75 (D) mm (base)
Douglas Yeung Hong Kong native, designer and artist Douglas Young is the founder and creative force behind Goods of Desire, whose designs are inspired by the vibrant culture of the city he calls home.
Douglas is a leading voice regarding design, arts, creativity and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, and international companies seek his guidance on design and cultural considerations when establishing entities in the city. In 2015, he was named one of the Debrett’s Hong Kong 100 in the field of art, architecture and design.