Award-winning designer Colin Wong has elected to donate the proceeds from his showcase at kbb Birmingham to help those affected by the recent earthquake in Indonesia.
Wong has already been donating a percentage of the profits from Development Direct, his Edinburgh-based design studio, to help those living in poverty and neglect.
Wong commented: “I used to get so excited to uncover the most lateral and unique design ideas, however, it just didn’t sit comfortably with me to trot off back home to design beautiful spaces, while leaving so much heartbreak behind.”
His chosen charities help young children who are orphans or have been abandoned due to their parents simply being too poor.
He continued: “It was a real shock to the system. These kids really have no concept of the western world and live in such poverty. The first thing I did was to go shopping to make sure all the kids had a pair of shoes.”
Upon hearing of the tragedy in Indonesia, Wong decided he couldn’t sit idly by: “This has brought so much heartbreak to so many families, and it fills me with emotion as it seems to always hit the poorest regions.
“I feel it is only right that this recent donation should now be given to help them through these terrible times.”